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Main Title Understanding the game of the environment : an illustrated guide to understanding ecological principles /
Author Houston, David R.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Agriculture information bulletin
no. 426. United States.
Publisher U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.,
Year Published 1979
Stock Number 001-001-00498-7
OCLC Number 06557763
ISBN pbk. :
Subjects Ecology.
Additional Subjects Ecology
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  QH541.A74 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 01/01/1988
EKCM  QH541.A74 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 04/29/2013
Collation ix, 174 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
"September 1979."
Contents Notes
1. The playing field: the environmental arena. pp. 1. 2. The players : The producers -- The consumers -- The saprotrophs: Decomposer consumers -- Organic compounds -- Inorganic substances -- Environmental climate. pp. 11. 3. Rules of the game : Energy flow rules of the game -- Material cycling rules of the game -- Some important biogeochemical cycles. pp. 38. 4. Changing players and playing fields: Ecological succession : Some examples of succession -- Factors affecting succession -- Succession versus productivity -- People and succession. pp. 80. 5. Fouls and penalties : Some of nature's fouls -- Some people fouls. pp. 94. 6. Improving the game : Abiding by the rules -- Careful manipulation of ecosystems. pp. 152. Glossary of environmental terms. pp. 157.