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  • New to the Second Edition

    A new ecology chapter, Chapter 48: Biomes and Global Ecology, takes a broad look at ecology on the largest scale. It begins with how and why climates are distributed as they are around the world and introduces Earth's major biomes. The chapter is distinguished by extensive discussion of biomes in the aquatic realm, especially in the oceans.

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  • Hear author Andrew Knoll describe the updated and expanded ecology coverage in the second edition.

    Andrew Knoll on Coverage and Organization of the Ecology Chapters

    Andrew Knoll on Ecology Coverage in Chapters 25 and 26

    Andrew Knoll on Chapter 49: The Anthropocene