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Levins, Richard

Overview
Works: 40 works in 121 publications in 3 languages and 4,007 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QH331, 591.5
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Most widely held works by Richard Levins
Evolution in changing environments; some theoretical explorations by Richard Levins( Book )

25 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On theories and models. Strategies of adaptation. The theory of the niche. The species in space. The genetic system. From micro to macro evolution
The dialectical biologist by Richard Levins( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qualitative modeling of complex systems : an introduction to loop analysis and time averaging by Charles J Puccia( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and German and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this modern era of mathematical modeling, applications have become increasingly complicated. As the complexity grows, it becomes more and more difficult to draw meaningful conclusions about the behavior of theoretical models and their relations to reality. Alongside methods that emphasize quantitative properties and the testing of scientific details, there is a need for approaches that are more qualitative. These techniques attempt to cover whole families of models in one bold stroke, in a manner that allows robust conclusions to be drawn about them. Loop analysis and time averaging provide a means of interpreting the properties of systems from the network of interactions within the system. The authors' methodology concentrates on graphical representation to guide experimental design, to identify sources of external variability from the statistical pattern of variables, and to make management decisions. Although most of the examples are drawn from ecology, the methods are relevant to all of the pure and applied sciences. This relevance is enhanced by case studies from such diverse areas as physiology, resource management, the behavioral sciences, and social epidemiology. The book will be useful to a broad readership from the biological and social sciences as well as the physical sciences and technology. It will interest undergraduate and graduate students along with researchers active in these disciplines. Here the reader will find a strong rationale for maintaining a holistic approach, revealing what insights and advantages are retained by the broader perspective and, more explicitly, by the synergistic effects that cannot be discerned by reducing systems to their smallest parts
Humanity and nature : ecology, science, and society by Yrjö Haila( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disease in evolution : global changes and emergence of infectious diseases( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biology under the influence : dialectical essays on ecology, agriculture, and health by Richard C Lewontin( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do we understand the world? While some look to the heavens for intelligent design, others argue that it is determined by information encoded in DNA. Science serves as an important activity for uncovering the processes and operations of nature, but it is also immersed in a social context where ideology influences the questions we ask and how we approach the material world. Biology Under the Influence: Dialectical Essays on the Coevolution of Nature and Society breaks from the confirms of determinism, offering a dialectical analysis for comprehending a dynamic social and natural world. In Bi
Our politics start with the world by Jack Barnes( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biogeography of the Puerto Rican Bank by Harold Heatwole( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talking about trees : science, ecology, and agriculture in Cuba by Richard Levins( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La minería del cobre en Puerto Rico : entrevistas a tres científicos sobre sus aspectos ecológicos : [Levins, Cerame, Cadilla by Richard Levins( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taxation as a means of reducing nitrogen fertilizer use in Minnesota corn production by Odili Onianwa( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economic effect of alternative production systems for chrysanthemums in Florida, 1973 by Charles Walker( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanity and nature : process and pattern in ecology by Yijö Haila( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrial influence in Minnesota politics : the mandatory deposits experience by Mark Zappa( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feeding the world? : the Upper Mississippi River navigation project by Mark Muller( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The significance of the variability of agricultural parameters by Richard Levins( )

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

The importance of waterborne commodity movements through Upper Mississippi River ports by Jerry E Fruin( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Evolution in changing environments by Richard Levins( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ecosystem health : new goals for environmental management by Robert Costanza( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As environmental regulatory and management agencies (most notably the Environmental Protection Agency) move toward a broad set of management goals to protect ecosystem health, developing an adequate definition for "ecosystem health" has become increasingly important. This work is a multidisciplinary collection of perspectives on the concept of health as it relates to ecosystems. The contributors - leading ecologists, philosophers, and economists - analyze the normative, conceptual, and biological issues surrounding the idea of ecosystem health. They examine both theoretical and practical aspects of the issues, and look at philosophical and ethical underpinnings as well as implications for public policy and ecosystems management. Ecosystem Health is a groundbreaking attempt to formulate an understanding of the quality and health of natural environments so that regulatory mandates can be brought in line with legislative goals. Ultimately, it seeks a new ethic of sustainability that will serve to protect the vital processes of nature
Willard Cochrane and the American family farm by Richard A Levins( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Willard Cochrane watched the dramatic decline in American family farming from a vantage point few can claim. He was born in the autumn of Jeffersonian idealism and saw it in action on his grandparents' farm in Iowa. He became one of the country's premier agricultural economists and carried the standard of liberalism for President Kennedy in the last serious fight to save the family farm. Then, for forty long years, he held to his principles while traditional agriculture faded into what he once called "family farms in form but not in spirit.""
 
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Evolution in changing environments; some theoretical explorations
Alternative Names
Levins, R.

Richard Levins Amerikaans bioloog

Richard Levins Mathematical ecologist, university professor at Harvard School of Public Health, and political activist, who is best known for his work on evolution in changing environments and on metapopulations

Richard Levins mathématicien écologiste américain

Ричард Левинс

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The dialectical biologistQualitative modeling of complex systems : an introduction to loop analysis and time averagingBiology under the influence : dialectical essays on ecology, agriculture, and healthOur politics start with the world