Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment

By Paul R. Ehrlich; Anne H. Ehrlich et al. | Go to book overview

Recommended for Further Reading

Deevey, Edward S., Jr. 1970. Mineral cycles. Scientific American, September, pp. 148-158. A basic reference on nutrient cycles by a senior researcher in the field.

Ehrlich, Paul; R. Holm; and M. Soule. 1973. Introductory biology. McGraw-Hill, New York. Readable introduction to the roles of elements in living systems, among many other topics.

Garrels, R. M.; F. T. Mackenzie; C. Hunt. 1975. Chemical cycles and the global environment. Kaufmann, Los Altos, Calif. A good introduction to the use of simple quantitative models in the study of global chemical cycles. Indispensable for the serious student of these matters.

Stryer, Lubert. 1975. Biochemistry. W. H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco. Excellent text.

U.S. National Committee for the International Biological Program. 1975. Productivity of world ecosystems. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. Indispensible reference on the carbon cycle.

Woodwell, G. M., and E. V. Pecan, eds. 1973. Carbon and the biosphere. National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. August, CONF-720510. Proceedings of a major conference with papers by most of the prominent United States researchers on the carbon cycle, global primary productivity, and related topics.


Additional References

Almqvist, E. 1974. "An analysis of global air pollution". Ambio, vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 161-167. A systematic survey of the magnitude of human contributions and the techniques for measuring them.

Averitt, P. 1973. Coal. In D. A. Brobst and W. P. Pratt, eds. United States mineral resources, Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., pp. 133-142. A technical discussion of the geology and physical properties of coal, as well as the magnitude of resources.

Bacastow, R., and C. D. Keeling. 1973. Atmospheric carbon dioxide and radiocarbon in the natural carbon cycle. Pt. 2. In Carbon and the biosphere, G. M. Woodwell and E. V. Pecan, eds., pp. 86-136. Excellent technical review of a complex and often less cogently presented topic -- where the carbon dioxide comes from and where it goes.

Bolin, B. 1970. The carbon cycle. Scientific America, September, pp. 124-132. Readable introduction by an eminent researcher.

Bormann, F. H., and G. E. Likens. 1967. Nutrient cycling. Science, vol. 155, pp. 424-429. A good discussion by two eminent investigators of nutrient flows in terrestrial ecosystems.

Bowen, H. J. M. 1966. Trace elements in biochemistry. Academic Press, New York. A classic text.

Brigham, A. R., and A. U. Brigham. 1975. Sulfur in the aquatic ecosystem. In Sulfur in the environment, Missouri Botanical Garden, pp. 159-175. Good quantitative survey of the pathways and chemistry of sulfur in aquatic environments.

Burns, R. C., and R. W. F. Hardy. 1975. Nitrogen fixation in bacteria and higher plants. Springer-Verlag, New York. Highly technical, up- to-date monograph, with an extensive bibliography. Contains substantially higher estimate of global nitrogen fixation than previous work.

Cathcart, J. B., and R. A. Gulbrandsen. 1973. Phosphate deposits. In United States mineral resources, D. A. Brobst and W. P. Pratt, eds. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., pp. 515-525. Basic reference on the geology of the phosphate resource.

Cloud, P., and A. Gibor. 1970. The oxygen cycle. Scientific American, September, pp. 111-123. Excellent introduction to the origins and fate of atmospheric oxygen on geologic time scales.

Crutzen, P. J. 1974. "Estimates of possible variations in total ozone due to natural causes and human activities". Ambio, vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 201-210. A good survey of the threats to ozone, heavy on atmospheric chemistry.

Delwiche, C. C. 1970. The nitrogen cycle. Scientific American, September, pp. 137-146. Good starting point for anyone wishing to review the recent literature of the nitrogen cycle.

Duvigneaud, P., and S. Denaeyer- de Smet. 1975. Mineral cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. In U. S. National Committee for the International Biological Program, Productivity of world ecosystems, pp. 133-154. Strongly quantitative approach with emphasis on differences in nutrient flows and inventories in various ecosystems.

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