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Main Title The distribution and abundance of animals /
Author Andrewartha, H. G.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Birch, L. Charles
Publisher University of Chicago Press,
Year Published 1954
OCLC Number 00557800
ISBN 0226020266; 9780226020266
Subjects Animal ecology ; Physiology, Comparative ; Ecologie animale ; Biologie ; Geografische verspreiding ; Populatiedynamica ; Dieren ; Distribution--Funktionalanalysis ; Populationsdichte ; Ecologia Animal ; Animals ; Population Dynamics
Additional Subjects Zoology--Ecology ; Physiology, Comparative
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  QL751.A642 1954 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/26/1995
Collation xv, 782 pages : illustrations, maps, graphs, tables ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 723-763) and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction. The scope of ecology ; Components of environment -- Physiological aspects of ecology. The innate capacity for increase in numbers ; Dispause ; Dispersal -- Analysis of environment. Weather : temperature ; Weather : moisture ; Weather : light ; Other animals of the same kind ; Other organisms of different kinds ; Food ; A place in which to live -- The numbers of animals in natural populations. Empirical examples of the numbers of animals in natural populations ; A general theory of the numbers of animals in natural populations -- Genetic aspects of ecology. Genetic plasticity of species ; Ecology and the origin of species. Asks the fundamental question: How does the environment influence the animal's chance to survive and multiply? The book is the search for the answer.