Understanding Nature: Ecology for a New Generation


Available for Pre-order. Due April 2023.
Understanding Nature: Ecology for a New Generation Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Pages: 376 Illustrations and other contents: 19 Tables, black and white; 51 Line drawings, color; 125 Line drawings, black and white; 11 Halftones, color; 10 Halftones, black and white; 62 Illustrations, color; 135 Illustrations, black and white Language: English ISBN: 9781032222608 Categories: , , , , , , , , ,

Understanding Nature is a new kind of ecology textbook: a straight-forward resource that teaches natural history and ecological content, and a way to instruct students that will nurture both Earth and self. While meeting the textbook guidelines set forth by the Ecological Society of America, Understanding Nature has a unique ecotherapy theme, using a historical framework to teach ecological theory to undergraduates. This textbook presents all the core information without being unnecessarily wordy or lengthy, using simple, relatable language and discussing ecology in ways that any student can apply in real life. Uniquely, it is also a manual on how to improve one’s relationship with the Earth. This is accomplished through coverage of natural history, ecology, and applications, together with suggested field activities that start each chapter and thinking questions that end each chapter. The book includes traditional ecological knowledge as well as the history of scientific ecological knowledge. Understanding Nature teaches theory and applications that will heal the Earth. It also teaches long-term sustainability practices for one’s psyche. Professor Louise Weber is both an ecologist and a certified ecopsychologist, challenging ecology instructors to rethink what and how they teach about nature. Her book bridges the gap between students taking ecology to become ecologists and those taking ecology as a requirement, who will use the knowledge to become informed citizens.

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Author Biography

Louise M. Weber, PhD, is Full-time Professor in the Department of Biology and Environmental Science at University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, where she is also Interim Division Director of Sciences and Program Director of Biology. She teaches or has taught Ecology and Diversity, Ecology, Evolution, Conservation Biology, Wildlife Biology, Introduction to Environmental Studies, Ornithology, Vertebrate Zoology, Invertebrate Zoology, Entomology, Research Design, Principles of Biology, General Biology, Human Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology I. For more information, visit her website at https://www.louiseweber.net