The Art of Ecology; Writings of G. Evelyn Hutchinson

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During the twentieth century, ecology evolved from a collection of natural history facts to a rigorous, analytical discipline with a rich body of theory. No single person is more responsible for this change than G. Evelyn Hutchinson. This collection of selected writings showcases Hutchinson's dynamic and wide-ranging mind as well as his keen wit. Original essays by scientists and historians underscore the continuing relevance of Hutchinson's ideas.

Author Biography

David K. SkellyDavid M. Post, and Melinda D. Smith are ecologists on the faculty of Yale University.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
The Beauty of the World: Evelyn Hutchinson's Vision of Sciencep. 1
Aria da Capo and Quodlibetp. 10
in An Introduction to Population Ecology (Yale University Press, 1978), pp. 237-241
New England Moral to Adorn the Tale (excerpt)p. 15
Chapter 8 in The Kindly Fruits of the Earth: Recollections of an Embryo Ecologist (Yale University Press, 1979), pp. 228-253
From English Schoolboy to America's Foremost Ecologistp. 41
A Swimming Grasshopperp. 57
Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 30 (1918): 138
Emmanuel: Being Taught (excerpt)p. 58
Emmanuel: Learning (excerpts)p. 74
Chapters 4 and 5 in The Kindly Fruits of the Earth: Recollections of an Embryo Ecologist (Yale University Press, 1979), pp. 86-107, 123-124
Astonishing Microcosmsp. 83
Limnological Studies at High Altitudes in Ladakp. 86
Nature 132 (1933): 136
Chemical Stratification and Lake Morphologyp. 87
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 24 (1938): 63-69
Limnological Studies in Connecticut: IV. The Mechanisms of Intermediary Metabolism in Stratified Lakesp. 94
Ecological Monographs 11 (1941): 21-60
The History of a Lakep. 134
Yale Scientific Magazine 16 (1942): 13-15, 22
A Direct Demonstration of the Phosphorus Cycle in a Small Lake (G. E. Hutchinson and V. T. Bowen)p. 138
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 33 (1947): 148-153
The Lacustrine Microcosm Reconsideredp. 144
American Scientist 52 (1964): 334-341
A Treatise on Limnology, vol. 1: Geography, Physics and Chemistry (excerpts)p. 152
(John Wiley and Sons, 1957), pp. 1-2, 750-752
Reflection Thereon: G. Evelyn Hutchinson and Ecological Theoryp. 157
Ecological Aspects of Succession in Natural Populationsp. 162
The American Naturalist 75 (1941): 406-418
Copepodology for the Ornithologistp. 175
Ecology 32 (1951): 571-577
The Concept of Pattern in Ecologyp. 182
Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 105 (1953): 1-12
Concluding Remarksp. 194
Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology 22 (1957): 415-427
Homage to Santa Rosalia, or Why Are There So Many Kinds of Animals?p. 207
The American Naturalist 93 (1959): 145-159
The Paradox of the Planktonp. 222
The American Naturalist 95 (1961): 137-145
The Influence of the Environmentp. 231
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 51 (1964): 930-934
Thoughts on Aquatic Insectsp. 236
BioScience 31 (1981): 495-500
Experiencing Green Pigeonsp. 243
A Note on the Functions of a Universityp. 252
in The Itinerant Ivory Tower (Yale University Press, 1953), pp. 144-147
The Uses of Beetlesp. 256
in The Enchanted Voyage and Other Studies (Yale University Press, 1962), pp. 90-97
The Naturalist as an Art Criticp. 264
Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 115 (1963): 99-111
The Cream in the Gooseberry Foolp. 277
American Scientist 51 (1963): 446-453
On Being a Meter and a Half Longp. 285
in P. H. Oehser, ed., Knowledge Among Men (Simon and Schuster, 1966), pp. 83-92
Aysthorpep. 295
Chapter 2 in The Kindly Fruits of the Earth (Yale University Press, 1979), pp. 23-48
Conjectures Arising in a Quiet Museump. 321
Antenna, Bulletin of the Royal Entomological Society of London 4 (1980): 92, 97-98
Appendix: Publications of G. Evelyn Hutchinsonp. 325
Notesp. 341
Referencesp. 347
List of Contributorsp. 353
Creditsp. 355
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