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Botkin, Daniel B.

Works: 110 works in 401 publications in 1 language and 11,918 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Anecdotes  Local history  Guidebooks  Textbooks  Examinations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Speaker
Classifications: QH104.5.W4, 508.78
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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 )

120 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To Understand the News, You Need to Understand the Science. With Botkin and Keller's seventh edition of Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, you will develop critical- and scientific-thinking skills so you can reason through environmental issues and make your own decisions regarding the environment. the author's balanced approach will provide you with a strong foundation in Environmental Science on which you can continue to build your knowledge and understanding of the field and to explore and appreciate the study of the environment."
Discordant harmonies : a new ecology for the twenty-first century by Daniel B Botkin( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 1,183 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 persistance 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
No man's garden : Thoreau and a new vision for civilization and nature by Daniel B Botkin( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 819 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
Beyond the stony mountains : nature in the American west from Lewis and Clark to today by Daniel B Botkin( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 739 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
Powering the future : a scientist's guide to energy independence by Daniel B Botkin( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 618 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
Forces of change : a new view of nature by D.C.) Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (Washington( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sponsored jointly by the National Geographic Society and the Smithsonian Institution, this book offers a sweeping vision of our Earth as we enter a new millennium. More than a dozen 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. The book's highlights include more than 150 dramatic photographs, informative illustrations, and fascinating sidebars
Changing the global environment : perspectives on human involvement by Daniel B Botkin( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 561 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
Forest succession : concepts and application by D. C West( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 516 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
Forest dynamics : an ecological model by Daniel B Botkin( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 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
Environmental studies : the Earth as a living planet by Daniel B Botkin( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 321 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
The blue planet : an introduction to earth system science by Brian J Skinner( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 290 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
Our natural history : the lessons of Lewis and Clark by Daniel B Botkin( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Often referred to as America's national epic of exploration, the 28-month Lewis and Clark expedition was certainly America's greatest odyssey. Commissioned in 1804 by Thomas Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set off on the greatest wilderness trip ever recorded. Beginning in St. Louis, they navigated up the Missouri River and through the prairies, enduring a winter with the Mandan Indians in North Dakota, reaching the summit of the Rocky Mountains and then following the Columbia River to their final destination, the Pacific Ocean. Trained in natural history and in the methods of collecting plant and animal samples, Lewis and Clark carefully and meticulously recorded the conditions of the rivers, prairies, forests, mountains, and wildlife of pre-industrial America. Daniel B. Botkin, a botanist and naturalist, re-creates the journey--taking readers on an ecological adventure back to the landscape of the great American West. In retracing their steps, Botkin reveals what this western landscape actually looked like and how much it's been changed by modern civilization and technology. Botkin shows us that from the explorers' observations, we can learn much about the environment of our past, our environment today, and what our environment might be in the future
Strange encounters : adventures of a renegade naturalist by Daniel B Botkin( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passage of discovery : the American Rivers guide to the Missouri River of Lewis and Clark by Daniel B Botkin( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 78 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 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Discordant harmonies : a new ecology for the twenty-first century
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.

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Discordant harmonies : a new ecology for the twenty-first centuryNo man's garden : Thoreau and a new vision for civilization and natureBeyond the stony mountains : nature in the American west from Lewis and Clark to todayPowering the future : a scientist's guide to energy independenceForces of change : a new view of natureForest dynamics : an ecological modelThe blue planet : an introduction to earth system scienceOur natural history : the lessons of Lewis and Clark