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Botkin, Daniel B.

Works: 122 works in 465 publications in 2 languages and 12,633 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Local history  Guidebooks  Anecdotes  Textbooks  Examinations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works about Daniel B Botkin
Most widely held works by Daniel B Botkin
Environmental science : Earth as a living planet by Daniel B Botkin( Book )

121 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to environmental science that provides information on various environmental issues, ecosystem management, biological diversity, the atmosphere and climate, air pollution, ozone depletion,waste management, and other related topics
Forest dynamics : an ecological model by Daniel B Botkin( )

19 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature and knowing: theory and ecology., The forest environment., The tree in the forest: the response of populations of trees to the environment., Implications of the model for the dynamics of forest., Testingand comparing the model with the real world., Sensitivity of model to errors in observations and in concepts., Use of the model for global environmental problems., Use the model in natural resource management., General implications of the model
Discordant harmonies : a new ecology for the twenty-first century by Daniel B Botkin( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global warming, acid rain, the depletion of the rainforests, the polluting of our atmosphere and oceans - the threats to our environment are growing at an alarming pace. It's certainly easy to indulge the kinds of desperate, hand-wringing environmentalism that point to problems without suggesting solutions. Thankfully, however, Daniel Botkin is able to pinpoint areas of concern and suggest potential cures. In his groundbreaking study of environmental issues, Discordant Harmonies, Botkin suggests that the real barrier to solving the crisis in the environment is not lack of scientific knowledge but the persistence of mythological and metaphoric ways of perceiving the natural world. A seasoned scientist (and pioneer of the use of computers to predict ecological trends), Botkin draws on some revealing case-studies - of predator/prey relationships; of forests evolving over centuries; of species nearing extinction; of examples of well-intentioned mistakes in conservation - in order to illuminate his argument. Radical, stimulating, and insightful, Discordant Harmonies suggests a manifesto for environmentalism in the coming decade and beyond
Beyond the stony mountains : nature in the American west from Lewis and Clark to today by Daniel B Botkin( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"America's great epic of exploration - the journey of Lewis and Clark - was also one of the most successful scientific expeditions in history." "In this illustrated volume, which features more than one hundred photographs and maps, most in full color, noted ecologist and writer Daniel Botkin traces the footsteps of the two explorers as they journeyed from St. Louis, through the breathtaking vistas of the tall-grass prairie and Big Sky country, over the arduous Bitterroot Mountains on the ancient Lolo Trail, to arrive finally at the Pacific coast and its rugged, rainy, and darkly wooded landscape."--Jacket
The moon in the nautilus shell : from climate change to species extinction, how life persists in an ever-changing world : discordant harmonies reconsidered by Daniel B Botkin( )

14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do we keep talking about so many environmental problems and rarely solve any? If these are scientific issues, then why can't scientists solve them or at least agree on what to do? In his new book, The Moon in the Nautilus Shell, ecologist Daniel Botkin explains why. For one thing, although we live in a world of constantly changing environments and talk a lot about climate change, most of our environmental laws, policies, and scientific premises are based on the idea that the environment is constant, never changing, except when people affect it. For another, we have lost contact with nature in personal ways. Disconnected from our surroundings, we lack the deep understanding and feelings about the environment to make meaningful judgments. The environment has become just another one of those special interests that interferes with our lives
No man's garden : Thoreau and a new vision for civilization and nature by Daniel B Botkin( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In No Man's Garden, Daniel Botkin takes a fresh look at the life and writings of Henry David Thoreau, setting the stage for a new way of viewing our relationship to nature and how we should manage our place on the planet. He offers an insightful reinterpretation of Thoreau as a man who loved wildness, but who found it in the woods and swamps on the outskirts of town as easily as in the remote forests of Maine, and who valued equally the pleasures of human civilization and the natural world." "No Man's Garden presents a vital challenge to the conventional wisdom of both environmentalism and its critics, and will be must reading for anyone interested in developing a deeper understanding of the relationship between people and the natural world."--Jacket
Powering the future : a scientist's guide to energy independence by Daniel B Botkin( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of civilization depends upon the continuous availability of sufficient energy. But we're approaching the practical limits of some of the energy sources we depend upon most. What should be done? Few issues are as controversial. In this book, a leading scientist cuts through the controversy, presenting the facts about our energy needs, desires, and supplies and the environmental and human effects of obtaining and using energy. Dr. Daniel B. Botkin objectively assesses the true prospects, limitations, costs, risks, dangers, and tradeoffs associated with every leading and emerging source of energy, including oil, natural gas, coal, hydroelectric, nuclear, wind, solar, ocean power, and biofuels. Next, Botkin addresses the energy distribution system, outlining how it currently works, identifying its inefficiencies, and reviewing options for improving it. Finally, Botkin turns to solutions, offering a realistic, scientifically and economically viable path to a sustainable, energy-independent future: one that can improve the quality of life for Americans and for people around the world. -- Book Jacket
Changing the global environment : perspectives on human involvement by Daniel B Botkin( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes; chapter 3. the impact of life on the planet earth: some general considerations; life in a geological perspective; strategies of life; life and the ""abiotic"" cycles; continuity of life; constructionist models; the conceptualistic approach; summary; notes; chapter 4. from planetary atmospheres to microbial communities: a stroll through space and time; introduction; planetary atmospheres; microbial mats; bacteria and banded iron formations; geochemical role of bacteria; need to study the ecology of microbes; notes; chapter 5. sustainable use of the global ocean; introduction
Forces of change : a new view of nature by D.C.) Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (Washington( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sponsored jointly by the National Geographic Society and the Smithsonian Institution, two of America's most eminent scientific and historical organizations, Forces of Change offers a sweeping vision of our Earth as we enter a new millennium. Stephen Jay Gould, Lynn Margulis, David Quammen, Daniel Botkin, and John McPhee, along with more than a dozen other visionary scientists, scholars, and writers, offer their thought-provoking perspectives on life on Earth in the 21st century and the revolutions in Western thought that have transformed our views of nature and the human place within it. Approaching the planet as a dynamic system, where interrelated forces affect people and environments on a global scale in ever changing and unpredictable ways, contributors explore different facets of Earth's interdependent systems and what the future may hold. Each essay will captivate readers with its engaging visual display and superb design, and the book's highlights include more than 150 dramatic and colorful photographs, informative illustrations, and fascinating sidebars. Forces of Change is a unique collection of our era's premier scientific thinkers and writers that is sure to become the classic introduction to the late 20th century's most authoritative ideas about the fate of life on Earth as we begin our journey into the 21st century
Forest succession : concepts and application by D. C West( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A broad survey of an important area of ecology, this book discusses plant community dynamics and forest growth over a diverse range of condition and location. Summarizing contemporary research in the field, it includes coverage of: new and classical schools of thought; new empirical observations; simulation and analytical techniques over short- and long-range time scales. In addition, it is an up-to-date appraisal of the theory and practical aspects of forest succession in a wide variety of ecosystems
Environmental studies : the Earth as a living planet by Daniel B Botkin( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blue planet : an introduction to earth system science by Brian J Skinner( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Third Edition of Blue Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science treats earth science from a systems perspective, showing how the four spheres (lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere) are interrelated. In this edition, significant emphasis is placed on cycling of materials and energy, and interactions among the spheres. The text also places much clearer emphasis on basic science, which can be seen in the reorganization of topics into Energy and Matter chapters, as well as a new "The Basics" feature in each chapter. This edition is also more systematic about documenting human impacts on the various spheres of the Earth system"--Provided by publisher
Passage of discovery : the American Rivers guide to the Missouri River of Lewis and Clark by Daniel B Botkin( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strange encounters : adventures of a renegade naturalist by Daniel B Botkin( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people only dream of having the life Daniel B. Botkin has led. He has studied whales and elephants, tramped over high mountain passes and through rain forests, worked with NASA, and spent substantial time walking in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, and Henry David Thoreau. In Strange Encounters, Botkin does for the natural world what Richard Feynman did for physics and Oliver Sacks for human behavior. Whether rebuilding an old mill in New Hampshire while ruminating on notions of "progress," researching the most weight-efficient high-protein food for space travel, or working in a radioactive forest on an early Cold War research project, Botkin experiences the kind of adventures that illuminate the complex and ever-changing relationship between human beings and their environment. --
Essential environmental science by Edward A Keller( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Essential Environmental Science' provides a non-quantitative approach that is based on principles, critical thinking and the big questions that are driving the field today. It offers a condensed look at the field, covering topics in way that will help readers answer the 'big questions'
New dimension analyses with error analysis for Quaking aspen and Black spruce by K. D Woods( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Final technical report to NASA - Johnson Space Center : COVER project and earth resources research transition by Daniel B Botkin( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

25 myths that are destroying the environment : what many environmentalists believe and why they are wrong by Daniel B Botkin( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A discussion of ecology, environment, and misleading information that plagues the discussions of these topics"--
Remote Sensing Information Sciences Research Group : Santa Barbara Information Sciences Research Group, final report, year 1 by J. E Estes( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simulation model for the management of sandhill cranes by Richard S Miller( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Discordant harmonies : a new ecology for the twenty-first century
Forest dynamics : an ecological modelDiscordant harmonies : a new ecology for the twenty-first centuryBeyond the stony mountains : nature in the American west from Lewis and Clark to todayNo man's garden : Thoreau and a new vision for civilization and naturePowering the future : a scientist's guide to energy independenceForces of change : a new view of natureThe blue planet : an introduction to earth system sciencePassage of discovery : the American Rivers guide to the Missouri River of Lewis and Clark
Alternative Names
Botkin, D. B.

Botkin, D. B. 1937-

Botkin, D. B. (Daniel B.)

Botkin, D. B. (Daniel B.), 1937-

Botkin, Dan 1937-

Botkin, Daniel.

Botkin, Daniel 1937-

Botkin, Daniel B.