The Smart Guide to Ecology

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A quick yet comprehensive introduction to ecology from a well-known expert
For readers needing a primer on topics in the news regarding ecology, this guide covers a range of topics, starting with how the earth and its livings things are composed. It introduces basic environmental science by covering ecosystems and their main threats: human population encroachment, pollution, habitat loss, and conservation. From global warming and climate change to biodiversity, species extinction, and population dynamics, The Smart Guide to Ecology covers both detailed subjects and global programs, as well as the philosophical reasons why people disagree over how best to manage our environment.


Anne Maczulak is the author of more than 10 books on biology and ecology, including Allies and Enemies: How the World Depends on Bacteria, The Five-Second Rule and Other Myths About Germs, The Smart Guide to Biology, and The Smart Guide to Nutrition. She has contributed to articles on germophobia in Psychology Today and has been a regular guest on television and radio, speaking to viewers about the good and bad microbes that lurk in households. As a regular guest expert on Martha Stewart Living Radio, she answers questions on disinfectants, infection, food-borne germs, and other topics. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.