WorldCat Identities

Harte, John 1939-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 153 publications in 3 languages and 6,493 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collector, Commentator
Classifications: RA1213, 615.9
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Most widely held works about John Harte
 
Most widely held works by John Harte
Toxics A to Z : a guide to everyday pollution hazards by John Harte( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reliable and easily understandable information about the most frequently encountered toxic dangers; where such dangers are most likely to be found; how to recogize them and the symptoms that exposure to them can cause; and above all, how chronic and acute exposure can be reduced or avoided altogether ... information on over 100 of the most common and potentially hazardous toxics in our environment"--P. xi
Consider a spherical cow : a course in environmental problem solving by John Harte( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patient earth by John Harte( Book )

10 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The green fuse : an ecological odyssey by John Harte( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The force that through the green fuse drives the flower / Drives my green age; that blasts the roots of trees / Is my destroyer," wrote poet Dylan Thomas. In this evocative book a widely respected ecological scientist and activist draws on the poet's image and his own environmental research to demonstrate the intricate interconnections among disparate ecosystems. He takes us from the salmon runs of southwestern Alaska and the marshes of the Florida everglades to the coral reefs of the South Pacific and the depopulated bleakness of the Tibetan plateau. The result is that rare book that bridges the cultures of science and art. Lyrical and vivid portraits of natural wonders and the threats to them are combined with precise scientific accounts of natural processes and their disturbances. The Green Fuse will show nonscientists the fascination of ecological detective work and renew scientists' love for the beauty of the world under their microscopes." "Written from personal passion as well as intellectual analysis, Harte's stories illuminate, without sermonizing, the damage to natural systems brought about by technological hubris and calculated political ruthlessness. To fuse is to join together; "the green fuse" symbolizes the basic unity behind natural diversity. But Harte observes that a green fuse may also be the weak link in an overloaded system or the slow burning wick on an ecological bomb. The scientist's words echo the poet's insight: as The Green Fuse reminds us, the energies that created human liberation from nature can also be those that bring about the human destruction of nature."--Jacket
Hope on Earth : a conversation by Paul R Ehrlich( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hope on Earth is the thought-provoking result of a lively and wide-ranging conversation between two of the world's leading interdisciplinary environmental scientists: Paul R. Ehrlich, whose book The Population Bomb shook the world in 1968 (and continues to shake it), and Michael Charles Tobias, whose over 40 books and 150 films have been read and/or viewed throughout the world. Hope on Earth offers a rare opportunity to listen in as these deeply knowledgeable and highly creative thinkers offer their takes on the most pressing environmental concerns of the moment. Both Ehrlich and Tobias argue that we are on the verge of environmental catastrophe, as the human population continues to grow without restraint and without significant attempts to deal with overconsumption and the vast depletion of resources and climate problems it creates. Though their views are sympathetic, they differ in their approach and in some key moral stances, giving rise to a heated and engaging dialogue that opens up dozens of new avenues of exploration. They both believe that the impact of a human society on its environment is the direct result of its population size, and through their dialogue they break down the complex social problems that are wrapped up in this idea and attempts to overcome it, hitting firmly upon many controversial topics such as circumcision, religion, reproduction, abortion, animal rights, diet, and gun control. For Ehrlich and Tobias, ethics involve not only how we treat other people directly, but how we treat them and other organisms indirectly through our effects on the environment."--Jacket
In our own hands : a strategy for conserving California's biological diversity by Deborah B Jensen( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consider a cylindrical cow : more adventures in environmental problem solving by John Harte( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following in the tradition of Consider a Spherical Cow, the Cylindrical Cow will help students achieve a whole new level of environmental modeling and problem solving. Featuring a new core set of 25 fully worked-out problems, this book uses real problems in environmental science rather than relying on the more traditional "cookbook" problems found in textbooks. It is organized according to five thematic sections on probability, optimization, scaling, differential equations, and stability and feedback. Each section begins with a general treatment of the relevant mathematical concepts, and concludes with a range of homework exercises to help students sharpen their modeling skills." "Like its predecessor, this book will empower students with the mathematical skills needed to cut through the complexity of real-world problems."--Jacket
Maximum entropy and ecology : a theory of abundance, distribution, and energetics by John Harte( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This textbook provides readers with the concepts and practical tools required to understand the maximum entropy principle, and apply it to an understanding of ecological patterns. The theory developed predicts realistic forms for all metrics of ecology that describe patterns in the distribution, abundance and energetics of species
Preliminary investigation of San Joaquin River water quality and its implications for drinking water exports to Southern California by John Harte( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In our own hands : a strategy for conserving biological diversity in California : final report to the California Policy Seminar by Deborah B Jensen( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aquatic microcosms for assessment of effluent effects : final report by John Harte( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual review of energy and the environment( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual review of energy and the environment by Dennis Anderson( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kankyō mondai no sūri kagaku nyūmon by John Harte( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual review of energy and the environment( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual review of energy and the environment by Robert H Socolow( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual review of energy and the environment, 1997( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual review of energy and the environment, 2001( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual review of energy and the environment( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual review of energy and the environment, 1996( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Toxics A to Z : a guide to everyday pollution hazards
Alternative Names
ハート, J

ハート, ジョン

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Consider a spherical cow : a course in environmental problem solvingThe green fuse : an ecological odysseyIn our own hands : a strategy for conserving California's biological diversityConsider a cylindrical cow : more adventures in environmental problem solvingMaximum entropy and ecology : a theory of abundance, distribution, and energeticsIn our own hands : a strategy for conserving biological diversity in California : final report to the California Policy SeminarAnnual review of energy and the environmentAnnual review of energy and the environment, 1997