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Ecology is a human science as well. There are many practical applications of ecology in conservation biology, wetland management, natural resource management (agroecology, agriculture, forestry, agroforestry, fisheries), city planning (urban ecology), community health, economics, basic and applied science, and human social interaction (human ecology). For example, the Circles of Sustainability approach treats ecology as more than the environment 'out there'. It is not treated as separate from humans. Organisms (including humans) and resources compose ecosystems which, in turn, maintain biophysical feedback mechanisms that moderate processes acting on living (biotic) and non-living (abiotic) components of the planet. Ecosystems sustain life-supporting functions and produce natural capital like biomass production (food, fuel, fiber and medicine), the regulation of climate, global biogeochemical cycles, water filtration, soil formation, erosion control, flood protection and many other natural features of scientific, historical, economic, or intrinsic value...The word "ecology" ("Ökologie") was coined in 1866 by the German scientist Ernst Haeckel (1834–1919). Ecological thought is derivative of established currents in philosophy, particularly from ethics and politics. Ancient Greek philosophers such as Hippocrates and Aristotle laid the foundations of ecology in their studies on natural history. Modern ecology became a much more rigorous science in the late 19th century. Evolutionary concepts relating to adaptation and natural selection became the cornerstones of modern ecological theory.


See photos  Environment and Ecology for Pennsylvania: Meeting the standards by Inc. Pearson Education (Author) http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B007IYEHIC/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used&qid=&sr=

See photos Prospector, Cowhand and sodbuster: Historic Places Associated with Mining, Ranching and Farming Frontiers  in Trans-Mississippi West Historical overview by the US Department of the Interior http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B001KNO1YM/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&qid=&sr=
See photos  Terra: Our 100-Million-Year-Old Ecosystem--and the Threats That Now Put It at Risk
See photos Landfill Disposal of Hazardous Wastes and Sludges (Pollution technology review)  http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0815507739/ref=tmm_hrd_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&qid=&sr=
See photos Plant Engineers and Managers Guide to energy Conservation http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0881732303/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used
See photos The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth Century Exploration and the Roots of
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources-Geological Survey #779]
See photos  Down to Earth: Speeches and Writings of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on the Relationship of Man With His Environment http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0828907110/ref=tmm_hrd_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=
See photos Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness: Radical Strip Mining and the Devastation of Appalachia http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1594489084/ref=tmm_hrd_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=

See photos Only One Earth: The Care and Maintenance of a Small Planet
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The Delaware Estuary Project conducted by the University of Delaware and
NJ Marine Sciences Consortium : Research as background for Estaurine
Management and Development ( A Report of Delaware River and Bay Authority ) 
  John Burroughs (April 3, 1837 – March 29, 1921) was an American naturalist and nature essayist, active in the U.S. conservation movement. The first of his essay collections was Wake-Robin in 1871...In the words of his biographer Edward Renehan, Burroughs' special identity was  that of "a literary naturalist with a duty to record his own unique perceptions of the natural world." ...

See photosThe Writings of John Burroughs IX "Riverby" Limited Edition #365 http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00GKOV10I/ref=tmm_other_meta_binding_collectible_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=collectible&sr=&qid=