Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Soil. 3. Ecosystem. 4. Energy in the ecosystem. 5. Flow of nutrients. 6. Populations. 7. Ecological community. 8. Interactions within ecological communities. 9. Atmospheric pollution. 10. Waste and pollution. 11. Water pollution. 12. Waste management. 13. Biogeography.
"This book gives a concise presentation of the main aspects of general ecology of animals and plants in the light of the latest ideas and current researches. It is characterized by the rapidly growing complexity and a bewildering diversity of facts, data, aspects examples and findings. Efforts have been made to acquaint the reader with the current status of the various hypotheses, theories, principles, concepts and rules of ecology with illustrative examples from animal, plants and a variety of geographical locations both tropical and temperate. Besides useful as a textbook for the students of zoology, it will also be of great value to the students of botany, biology and allied subjects." (jacket)