The Resource G. Evelyn Hutchinson and the invention of modern ecology, Nancy G. Slack ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson

G. Evelyn Hutchinson and the invention of modern ecology, Nancy G. Slack ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson

Label
G. Evelyn Hutchinson and the invention of modern ecology
Title
G. Evelyn Hutchinson and the invention of modern ecology
Statement of responsibility
Nancy G. Slack ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Stephen J. Gould declared G. Evelyn Hutchinson the most important ecologist of the twentieth century. E. O. Wilson pronounced him "one of the few scientists who could unabashedly be called a genius." In this fascinating book, Nancy G. Slack presents for the first time the full life story of this brilliant scientist who was also a master teacher, a polymath with interests ranging from medieval art to the dangers of eutro-phication, and a delightful friend and correspondent. Slack enjoyed full access to Hutchinson's archives and conducted extensive interviews both with Hutchinson himself and with his students, colleagues, and friends. She evaluates his contributions to theoretical ecology, limnology (the study of fresh-water ecosystems), biogeochemistry, population ecology, and the creation of the new fields of systems ecology and radiation ecology, and she discusses his profound influence as a mentor. The book also looks into his personal life, which included three very different wives, a refugee baby under his care during World War II, friendships with such contemporaries as Rebecca West, Margaret Mead, and Gregory Bateson, and a host of colleagues and friends on four continents. Filled with information available nowhere else, this book draws a vibrant portrait of a giant in the discipline of twentieth-century ecology who was also a man of remarkable personal appeal."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Slack, Nancy G
Dewey number
  • 570.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
QH31.H87
LC item number
S58 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hutchinson, G. Evelyn
  • Hutchinson, G. Evelyn
  • Hutchinson, G. Evelyn
  • Ecologists
  • Naturalists
  • Ecology
  • Scientists
  • Scholars
Label
G. Evelyn Hutchinson and the invention of modern ecology, Nancy G. Slack ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [395]-442) and index
Contents
  • Radioisotopes : radiation ecology and systems ecology
  • Biogeochemistry : from Linsley Pond to the Guano Islands
  • The three wives and Yemaiel
  • Good friends : Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson
  • Fond correspondents : Rebecca West and Evelyn Hutchinson
  • From the N-dimensional niche to Santa Rosalia
  • Hutchinson the environmentalist
  • The polymath : art history and many other fields
  • The last years -- from Yale to England
  • Concluding remarks: Hutchinson's legacy in ecology
  • A man so various
  • "The circumstances of my upbringing"
  • Becoming a zoologist : the hunter and gatherer
  • From Naples to South Africa : a failed career?
  • First years at Yale
  • Chief biologist : the Yale North India Expedition
  • The first crop : W.T. Edmonton, Gordon Riley, Ed Deevey, and Max Dunbar
  • The old and the new limnology
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 457 p.
Isbn
9780300161380
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010019069
Other physical details
ill., portraits
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2491804-01umb_inst
  • 2504992
  • (Sirsi) i9780300161380
  • (OCoLC)601348286
Label
G. Evelyn Hutchinson and the invention of modern ecology, Nancy G. Slack ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [395]-442) and index
Contents
  • Radioisotopes : radiation ecology and systems ecology
  • Biogeochemistry : from Linsley Pond to the Guano Islands
  • The three wives and Yemaiel
  • Good friends : Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson
  • Fond correspondents : Rebecca West and Evelyn Hutchinson
  • From the N-dimensional niche to Santa Rosalia
  • Hutchinson the environmentalist
  • The polymath : art history and many other fields
  • The last years -- from Yale to England
  • Concluding remarks: Hutchinson's legacy in ecology
  • A man so various
  • "The circumstances of my upbringing"
  • Becoming a zoologist : the hunter and gatherer
  • From Naples to South Africa : a failed career?
  • First years at Yale
  • Chief biologist : the Yale North India Expedition
  • The first crop : W.T. Edmonton, Gordon Riley, Ed Deevey, and Max Dunbar
  • The old and the new limnology
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 457 p.
Isbn
9780300161380
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010019069
Other physical details
ill., portraits
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2491804-01umb_inst
  • 2504992
  • (Sirsi) i9780300161380
  • (OCoLC)601348286

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