Ecological Planet - An Introduction to Earth's Major Ecosystems

  • by John Kricher
  • Narrated by John Kricher
  • 8 hrs and 18 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

From jungles and rain forests to the driest deserts and barren arctic terrain, Planet Earth comprises a breathtaking array of ecosystems. As quickly becomes apparent, no one ecosystem exists independently of the rest, and no matter where a person resides, an understanding of all the ecosystems and how they work together as a living planet provides a better understanding of man's place on Earth and the future of the environment.In this series of lectures, 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 describing the interaction between each system and the effect of man's presence in these ecosystems. Professor Kricher also explains the amazing variety of flora and fauna that inhabit the individual ecosystems and addresses current ecological issues facing mankind.


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Author is a True Ecologist

I really like how Kricher shared his personal experiences with me as I followed him on a journey around the Earth. There were so many interesting stories about the plants and animal interactions in the different ecosystems. I have a strong science background and I still learned a lot by listening to this lecture series. I will be sharing what I learned with others. Highly recommended.
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- Kimberly

systems science at its best!

Complexity is my absolute favorite thing to study. There are fewer subjects more integral to complexity than ecology and cosmology. This lecture series in ecology was superb. Kricher masterfully guided his audience through how the earth function as a system, as well as through all of Earth's nested systems.

This is systems science at its best.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-27-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books