The Forest and the Sea Author:Marston Bates Subtitle: A Look At The Economy of Nature and the Ecology of Man. — This is a highly praised series of integrated essays as seen by a human who,when in a forest,lives at the bottom of its leafy sea. — All kinds of natural places or, rather, templaces["space-times"],at a wide range of size-scales,are considered. Focus ranges from Howler Monkeys to ... more »mosquitoes and sea lampreys in the Great Lakes[introduced by humans]. From desert Mesquite with roots down to 100 feet,to viruses.
A beautiful classic discussion of evolutionary ecology; not much dated by the years.