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Ecological Planet - An Introduction to Earth's Major Ecosystems

The Modern Scholar
ナレーター: John Kricher
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カテゴリー: 洋書, Science & Technology

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From jungles and rain forests to the driest deserts and barren arctic terrain, Planet Earth comprises a breathtaking array of ecosystems. As quickly becomes apparent, no one ecosystem exists independently of the rest, and no matter where a person resides, an understanding of all the ecosystems and how they work together as a living planet provides a better understanding of man's place on Earth and the future of the environment.

In this series of lectures, renowned ornithologist John Kricher presents an absorbing analysis of the diverse ecosystems that exist on Planet Earth. He provides a factual study of the many fragile and threatened portions of our biosphere while describing the interaction between each system and the effect of man's presence in these ecosystems. Professor Kricher also explains the amazing variety of flora and fauna that inhabit the individual ecosystems and addresses current ecological issues facing mankind.

©2008 John Kricher (P)2008 Recorded Books

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kimberly
  • 2009/06/12

Author is a True Ecologist

I really like how Kricher shared his personal experiences with me as I followed him on a journey around the Earth. There were so many interesting stories about the plants and animal interactions in the different ecosystems. I have a strong science background and I still learned a lot by listening to this lecture series. I will be sharing what I learned with others. Highly recommended.

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • serine
  • 2016/01/23

systems science at its best!

Complexity is my absolute favorite thing to study. There are fewer subjects more integral to complexity than ecology and cosmology. This lecture series in ecology was superb. Kricher masterfully guided his audience through how the earth function as a system, as well as through all of Earth's nested systems.

This is systems science at its best.

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • C.
  • 2012/03/06

This got me interested in science

Would you listen to The Modern Scholar again? Why?

Absolutely. Though in general I prefer the Great Courses from the Teaching Comnpany, this is a star in the Modern Scholar series.

Which scene was your favorite?

Describing the oceans and their regions: benthic, littoral, etc. Fascinating creatures.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Well, I listened it two years ago, and it got me interested in science. I've explored all kinds of science since then, but especially bio.

Any additional comments?

For literature courses from the Modern Scholar, Prof. Drout is GREAT.

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Michelle
  • 2009/12/24

Good Scholarly Review

You need to be either an academic or have a detailed knowledge of the field. A bit dry but a great coverage of the topic.

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jen Huebert
  • 2009/03/30

Great introduction or supplement to coursework

I selected this as a crash course in ecology to supplement my graduate studies in a related field. The content is just what I'd expect in an introductory course, the lecture style is quite nice and his voice is pleasant to listen to. Wish there were more lecture series like this available!

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Theodore
  • 2019/08/19

Good Introduction to Ecology

I found this audiobook a good introduction to ecology. The narrator is pleasant to listen to and there is a variety of useful information presented. The book presents an overview rather than insightful analysis - but it still is worthwhile.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Steve Ebert
  • 2017/05/10

great overview on ecology

if you want to learn about ecology this is a great place to start. very interesting overview of Earth's major biomes. also a fantastic finishing chapter on the economic importance of Nature's services to this planet. it's not all just about saving pretty places to look at!

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • DWuna
  • 2016/09/05

thank you for trip around the world

loved learning of my area. Oregon coast. the rest was a bonus, your voice calming.

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • C. Sahu
  • 2013/12/09

No chapters!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This 8-hour audiobook has no chapter divisions. As a result, when I listen to it on my iPod and I lose my place (because I fell asleep or just want to review a previous section or whatever), it's almost impossible to go back to where I was. I have to keep my finger on the rewind button forever. All my other Modern Scholar audiobooks have at 14 to 16 chapters. This one is unnavigable. A real drag.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The lectures themselves are excellent. Great general overview of how animal and plant species interact in different climates. And the author's personal anecdotes make you feel as if you're there.

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  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Gare
  • 2009/02/08

A crash course in ecology for the very smart...

Easy and affably aimed at the autodidact...but not the dilettante. A good thinly comprehensive overview for the undergrad majors.

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  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Bernd
  • 2019/04/25

Bad performance spoiled story

The book is exciting and is a good source of information about our environment.
Bus sadly, the awful speaker is hard to bear. His performance is very boring and made it hard, to follow the content.
I broke up after 45 minutes without hope for change to the best.
It would have been better if the author had chosen a professional speaker, instedt of voicing the book by himself.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Abigail
  • 2018/01/31

Really informative

What did you like most about The Modern Scholar?

Easy to take information in during car journeys

What did you like best about this story?

Informative, well presented

What does John Kricher bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Can listen to while doing things

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