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Ecology

Ecology (from Greek oikos, "house(hold)"; and -logia) is the scientific study of the distribution and abundance of life and the interactions between organisms and their natural environment. The environment of an organism includes physical properties, which can be described as the sum of local abiotic factors such as insolation (sunlight), climate, geology, and biotic ecosystem, which includes other organisms that share its habitat.

The word "ecology" is often used more loosely in such terms as social ecology and deep ecology and in common parlance as a synonym for the natural environment or environmentalism. Likewise "ecologic" or "ecological" is often taken in the sense of environmentally friendly.

The term ecology or oekologie was coined by the German biologist Ernst Haeckel in 1866, when he defined it as "the comprehensive science of the relationship of the organism to the environment." Haeckel did not elaborate on the concept, and the first significant textbook on the subject (together with the first university course) was written by the Danish botanist, Eugenius Warming. For this early work, Warming is often identified as the founder of ecology.

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7 Continents: Antarctica
by Jo Ellen Moore
from Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
for 3rd-6th grade
in Evan-Moor Geography (Location: B04-04D)
$17.59
Across the Top of the World
by James P. Delgado
from Checkmark Books
for 7th-12th grade
in Clearance: Science & Health (Location: ACL-SCI)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod
by Robert J. Blake
Reprint from Puffin Books
for 1st-3rd grade
in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
Alaskan Wildlife - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Jan Sovak
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$2.99
Ancient Forests
by Karen Stephenson, Margaret Anderson, Nancy Field
from Dog-Eared Publications
for 4th-6th grade
in Clearance: Science & Health (Location: ACL-SCI)
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Animal Homes
by Angela Wilkes
from Kingfisher
for Preschool- 3rd Grade
in Zoology (Location: BSR-09B)
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Antarctic Antics
by Judy Sierra
Reprint from HMH Books for Young Readers
for Preschool-1st grade
in Arctic & Tundra (Location: BSR-08C)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
Arctic and Antarctic Life - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Ruth Soffer
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.74
Around the Pond: Who's Been Here?
by Lindsay Barrett George
from Greenwillow Books
for 2nd-5th grade
in Clearance: Science & Health (Location: ACL-SCI)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Backyard Nature - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Dot Barlowe
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.74
Balto and the Great Race
Totally True Adventures
by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
1st Printing from Random House Books for Young Readers
for 1st-3rd grade
in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
$4.24
Building an Igloo
by Ulli Steltzer
from Square Fish Publishing
for 1st-3rd grade
in Arctic & Tundra (Location: BSR-08C)
Burgess Seashore Book for Children
by Thornton W. Burgess
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-5th grade
in Seashore & Tidepools (Location: BSR-08E)
$12.95
By Pond and River
Eyes and No Eyes #2
by Arabella B. Buckley
from Yesterday's Classics
for 2nd-5th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: A11-02C)
$8.46
Cactus Hotel
by Brenda Z. Guiberson
1st edition from Henry Holt and Company
for Preschool-3rd Grade
in Deserts & Grasslands (Location: BSR-08D)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Classical Conversations Ecology, Astronomy & Physics - Science Cards
from Classical Conversations
for Kindergarten-8th grade
in Classical Acts & Facts Cards (Location: B03-04A)
$19.99
Conquest of the North and South Poles
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by Russell Owen
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Coral Reef - Activity Book
from Dover Publications
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Dover Little Activity Books (Location: A02-DLA)
$1.39
Creative Haven Amazon Animals - Coloring Book
by Jan Sovak
from Dover Publications
for 5th-Adult
in Adult Coloring Books (Location: ACB)
$5.99
Destination: Antarctica
by Robert Swan
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
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$2.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eye Wonder: Rivers and Lakes
by Simon Holland
from DK Publishing
for Preschool-3rd grade
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$4.50 (1 in stock)
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DK Eyewitness Books
by Steve Parker
from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Sience Reference for 4th-8th grade
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$3.00 (1 in stock)
Ecology Book
by Jean Lightner, Tom Hennigan
from Master Books
for 5th-10th grade
in Ecology (Location: BSR-08A)
$14.44
Ecology Book - Study Guide & Workbook
from New Leaf Press
for 5th-10th grade
in Ecology (Location: BSR-08A)
$3.99
Environment
by Michael Allaby
from Gareth Stevens Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Clearance: Science & Health (Location: ACL-SCI)
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by Avi
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Exploration into Polar Regions
by David Rootes
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$3.60 (1 in stock)
Exploring the World Around You
by Gary Parker
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for 6th-10th grade
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Eyewonder: Desert
by Fleur Star
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$4.00 (1 in stock)
Finding Out About Deserts
Usborne Explainers
by Angela Wilkes
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for 2nd-3rd grade
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$3.00 (1 in stock)
Forest Animals - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Diane Gaspas-Ettl
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
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Forests - Coloring Book
by Bettina Dudley
from Running Press
for 2nd-5th grade
in Clearance: Science & Health (Location: ACL-SCI)
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Freshwater Pond - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Annika Bernhard
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.74
Future of the Earth
by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
from Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
for 5th-9th grade
in Clearance: Science & Health (Location: ACL-SCI)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Global Warming DVD
from Answers in Genesis
for 9th-Adult
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Great Animal Search
by Caroline Young
from Usborne
for 3rd-7th grade
in Zoology (Location: BSR-09B)
$8.49 $7.00 (1 in stock)
Great Kapok Tree
by Lynne Cherry
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for Kindergarten-3rd grade
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$5.00 (1 in stock)
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Dover Coloring Books
by Y. S. Green
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)
$3.74
Here Is the Tropical Rain Forest
by Madeline Dunphy
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for Preschool-2nd grade
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How the Forest Grew
by William Jaspersohn
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$2.00 (1 in stock)
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Crossing America Series
by Ted Henson, Ann Lockledge
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for 5th-8th grade
in United States Geography (Location: B04-04E)
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I See Animals Hiding
by Jim Arnosky
from Scholastic Inc.
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in Zoology (Location: BSR-09B)
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by Leonie Young
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Into Thin Air
by Jon Krakauer
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for Adult
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Jungle - Sticker Activity Book
from Dover Publications
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for Adult
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Learning About Sea Animals - Activity Book
from Dover Publications
for 3rd-6th grade
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Life in a Bucket of Soil
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from Dover Publications
for 4th-7th grade
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Life in the Arctic
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