The Ecological Planet

An Introduction to Earth's Major Ecosystems
Author(s): John Kricher
Genre: Science
Imprint: Modern Scholar
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.30 hours)
Product Number: Z1575
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase MultiUse
ISBN: #9781456105433
Narrator/s: John Kricher
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Renowned ornithologist John Kricher presents an absorbing analysis of the diverse ecosystems that exist on Planet Earth. He provides a factual study of the many fragile and threatened portions of our biosphere while giving a thorough description of the interaction between each system and the effect of man's presence in them. Professor Kricher explains the amazing vari- ety of flora and fauna that inhabit the individual ecosystems and synthesizes current ecological issues facing mankind.

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All formats/editions

Author(s): John Kricher
Narrator(s): John Kricher
Genre: Science
Product Number UC119
Released: Mar 24, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781436105958
Study Guide
Author(s): John Kricher
Genre: Science
Product Number UT119
Released: May 15, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781436105965

Professional reviews

"This is truly the introduction to the earth's three major ecosystems (arctic, tropical, temperate) that its subtitle indicates. It offers an interesting discussion of why and how our planet supports life and reviews the types of animals and plants native to each ecosystem. Professor Kricher, a Wheaton College biologist and amateur ornithologist, is an agreeable guide. His even inflection is occasionally too lulling, but his clear pacing and warm tone keep the listener involved. One does wish that the lectures offered something significantly more than a reading of the enclosed course guide, but as an introduction this pleasant program serves its purpose. A.C.S. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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