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A good thorough introductory book on ecology, well written and easy to read. However, it is misleading of Amazon to state that Tony Juniper is the author, and to further the deception with his bio on their webpage for the book. Juniper is not the author. He merely wrote the foreword. The book is written by a panel of other authors, which makes the book strangely characterless and artificial, informative as it may be. It's still a good book though.
This is a perfect, easy to understand and read book about ecology. Great for anyone studying or working within any ecology area. It has lots of diagrams and explanations and covers a huge range of subjects within Ecology. I bought this for my partner who has just completed a land and wildlife management uni course and it covers all the areas he was taught, wish he had found it sooner to reference during the course. We couldn't recommend it more!
I do keep up with current affairs, so I am fully aware that we (humans) are ruining literally everything. However, having it all essentially summarized in one book is an eye opener to say the least. It is however up to "the usual DK standard" meaning full colour pages, ecological ink and paper (I HOPE! Hah), illustrations everywhere, well thought out layout, good quality pages and binding, etc. You really can't beat DK for reference books at the moment. Topics range from scientific to environmental to political and everywhere between, including things we can do and are doing to try to mitigate (fix? hah as if) the disasters that are unfolding in our time. It's probably one of the more informative and easy to digest books out there on the current ecological situation, and seems largely well balanced and based in fact. Thoroughly recommend. But brace yourself. It's not a pleasant read.
This book satisfied a multitude of needs for me, explaining a huge raft of research in many areas, and presenting how we currently understand things. That makes it sound a difficult read, which it isn't. The author covers topics ranging from The Story of Evolution, through Ecological processes and systems, and ending with the state of our world at the moment. I have a passing interest in most of the topics, yet found myself absorbed in reading about them. The book is well and accessibly written, extremely clearly presented, with subjects neatly explained. It is a really good basis for understanding the overall topic. I recommend it, and I have a small queue of family members asking to read my copy after me, as proof..