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Kricher, John C.

Overview
Works: 45 works in 184 publications in 3 languages and 11,761 library holdings
Genres: Field guides  History  Juvenile works  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QH106.5, 574.526420974
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John C Kricher
A field guide to eastern forests, North America by John C Kricher( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 2,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes forest communities east of the Rockies with illustrations of plants and animals that interact together
The balance of nature : ecology's enduring myth by John C Kricher( )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The idea of a balance of nature has been a dominant part of Western philosophy since before Aristotle, and it persists in the public imagination and even among some ecologists today. In this lively and thought-provoking book, John Kricher demonstrates that nature in fact is not in balance, nor has it ever been at any stage in Earth's history. He explains how and why this notion of a natural world in balance has endured for so long, and he shows why, in these times of extraordinary human influence on the planet's ecosystems, it is critical that we accept and understand that evolution is a fact of life, and that ecology is far more dynamic than we ever imagined. The Balance of Nature traces the fascinating history of the science of ecology and evolutionary biology, from the discipline's early innovators to the advent of Darwin and evolution, to the brilliant and inquisitive scientific minds of today. Blending insights and entertaining stories from his own remarkable life in science, Kricher reveals how evolution is a powerful engine that drives ecological change, how nature is constantly in flux and, in effect, quite naturally out of balance--and how notions to the contrary are misguided and ultimately hazardous to us all. The Balance of Nature forcefully argues that an understanding of the dynamic nature of ecology and evolution is essential to formulating policies of environmental ethics to guide humanity toward a more responsible stewardship of our planet's ecosystems"--Publisher description
A neotropical companion : an introduction to the animals, plants, and ecosystems of the New World tropics by John C Kricher( Book )

35 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Neotropical Companion is an extraordinarily readable introduction to the American tropics, the lands of Central and South America, their remarkable rainforests and other ecosystems, and the creatures that live there. This second edition has been substantially revised and expanded to incorporate the abundance of new scientific information that has been produced since it was first published in 1989. Major additions have been made to every chapter, and new chapters have been added on Neotropical ecosystems, human ecology, and the effects of deforestation. Biodiversity and its preservation are discussed throughout the book, and Neotropical evolution is described in detail. This new edition offers all new drawings and photographs, many of them in color
A field guide to California and Pacific Northwest forests by John C Kricher( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A field guide to Rocky Mountain and southwest forests by John C Kricher( )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the different kinds of forests found in the southwestern United States and identifies and describes the plants and animals found in each habitat
The ecological planet : an introduction to Earth's major ecosystems by John C Kricher( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of fourteen lectures on the earth's diverse ecosystems, presented by John Kricher, professor of biology at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, author of three ecology field guides, fellow in the American Ornithogists Union and past-president of the Association of Field Ornithologists and the Wilson Ornithological Society
Behold the mighty dinosaur by John C Kricher( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of lectures on dinosaurs presented by John Kricher, professor of biology at Wheaton College, covering: the changing views of dinosaur development; the evolutionary and ecological relationships among dinosaurs; what it might have been like in the Mesozoic era; and the question of what ultimately brought about the total extinction of all non-bird dinosaurs and the end of the Cretaceous Period
Tropical ecology by John C Kricher( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This full-color illustrated textbook offers the first comprehensive introduction to all major aspects of tropical ecology. It explains why the world's tropical rain forests are so universally rich in species, what factors may contribute to high species richness, how nutrient cycles affect rain forest ecology, and how ecologists investigate the complex interrelationships among flora and fauna. It covers tropical montane ecology, riverine ecosystems, savanna, dry forest - and more. "Tropical Ecology" begins with a historical overview followed by a sweeping discussion of biogeography and evolution, and then introduces students to the unique and complex structure of tropical rain forests. Other topics include the processes that influence everything from species richness to rates of photosynthesis; how global climate change may affect rain forest characteristics and function; how fragmentation of ecosystems affects species richness and ecological processes; human ecology in the tropics; biodiversity; and, conservation of tropical ecosystems and species. Drawing on real-world examples taken from actual research, "Tropical Ecology" is the best textbook on the subject for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. It offers the first comprehensive introduction to tropical ecology. It describes all the major kinds of tropical terrestrial ecosystems. It explains species diversity, evolutionary processes, and coevolutionary interactions. It features numerous color illustrations and examples from actual research. It covers global warming, deforestation, reforestation, fragmentation, and conservation. This is the essential textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. It is suitable for courses with a field component
Peterson first guide to dinosaurs by John C Kricher( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the names and characteristics of dinosaurs, along with recent discoveries that shed new light on the way dinosaurs may have lived
A field guide to the ecology of western forests by John C Kricher( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this, one of a new generation of field guides that go beyond identification to interpretation, all the forest habitats of the American West are described and illustrated, including lists of indicator species to help you identify forest types. All the wildlife and plant life likely to be seen in any western forest habitat is covered, and hundreds of color paintings and photographs and dozens of line drawings show key plants, animals, and ecological interactions.--From publisher description
Peterson first guide to seashores by John C Kricher( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides descriptions and illustrations of 317 of the most common animals and plants of the seashores, grouped according to habitat
Peterson first guide to forests by John C Kricher( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifies trees, shrubs, wildflowers, birds, reptiles, and mammals found in a variety of forest habitats throughout North America
Behold the mighty dinosaur by John C Kricher( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of lectures on dinosaurs presented by John Kricher, professor of biology at Wheaton College, covering: the changing views of dinosaur development; the evolutionary and ecological relationships among dinosaurs; what it might have been like in the Mesozoic era; and the question of what ultimately brought about the total extinction of all non-bird dinosaurs and the end of the Cretaceous Period
The new neotropical companion by John C Kricher( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Neotropical Companion is the completely revised and expanded edition of a book that has helped thousands of people to understand the complex ecology and natural history of the most species-rich area on Earth, the American tropics. Featuring stunning color photos throughout, it is a sweeping and cutting-edge account of tropical ecology that includes not only tropical rain forests but also other ecosystems such as cloud forests, rivers, savannas, and mountains. This is the only guide to the American tropics that is all-inclusive, encompassing the entire region's ecology and the amazing relationships among species rather than focusing just on species identification.The New Neotropical Companion is a book unlike any other. Here, you will learn how to recognize distinctive ecological patterns of rain forests and other habitats and to interpret how these remarkable ecosystems function—everything is explained in clear and engaging prose free of jargon. You will also be introduced to the region's astonishing plant and animal life.Informative and entertaining, The New Neotropical Companion is a pleasurable escape for armchair naturalists, and visitors to the American tropics will want to refer to this book before, during, and after their trip.Covers all of tropical AmericaDescribes the species and habitats most likely to be observed by visitorsIncludes every major ecosystem, from lowland rain forests to the high AndesFeatures a wealth of color photos of habitats, plants, and animals
The biology of birds by John C Kricher( Recording )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor John Kricher leads a discussion of the approximately 10,000 species of birds that share our world, expanding on such topics as bird anatomy, the mechanics of flight, migration, reproduction, and song
Black-and-white warbler : Mniotilta varia by John C Kricher( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glossy ibis : Plegadis falcinellus by William E Davis( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behold the mighty dinosaur by John C Kricher( )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this course, Wheaton College professor John Kricher provides a history of the discovery of dinosaurs, and he discusses the timeline and variations of dinosaurs, including their ultimate demise
A field guide to forests coloring book by Roger Tory Peterson( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sponsored by The National Wildlife Federation and The National Audubon Society, this is the first coloring book designed especially to teach forest ecology. Features all the common species of North America, shown in line drawings and in color for reference purposes, clear descriptions, and realistic scenes of natural habitats
Eastern forests, North America by John C Kricher( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A field guide to eastern forests, North America
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The balance of nature : ecology's enduring mythA neotropical companion : an introduction to the animals, plants, and ecosystems of the New World tropicsA field guide to California and Pacific Northwest forestsA field guide to Rocky Mountain and southwest forestsTropical ecologyPeterson first guide to dinosaursA field guide to the ecology of western forestsPeterson first guide to seashores
Alternative Names
Kricher, John

Kricher, John 1944-

Kricher, John C.

クリッチャー, J. C.

クリッチャー, ジョン・C

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