The Resource The Silwood circle : a history of ecology and the making of scientific careers in late twentieth-century Britain, Hannah Gay

The Silwood circle : a history of ecology and the making of scientific careers in late twentieth-century Britain, Hannah Gay

Label
The Silwood circle : a history of ecology and the making of scientific careers in late twentieth-century Britain
Title
The Silwood circle
Title remainder
a history of ecology and the making of scientific careers in late twentieth-century Britain
Statement of responsibility
Hannah Gay
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gay, Hannah
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541.264.G7
LC item number
G28 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ecology
  • Ecology
  • Ecologists
  • Imperial College, London
  • Great Britain
Label
The Silwood circle : a history of ecology and the making of scientific careers in late twentieth-century Britain, Hannah Gay
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-397) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Some ecological ideas that anticipated those of the Silwood circle -- From Linnaeus to Lotka and Volterra -- Alfred Lotka and the source of his ideas -- What should we make of this? A philosophical aside -- Entomology and ecology at Imperial College, 1907-1965 -- Entomology at Imperial College prior to the acquisition of Silwood Park -- The purchase of Silwood Park -- Early work at Silwood -- T.R.E. Southwood and the early years of the Silwood circle -- Southwood's youth and his arrival at Silwood -- Environmentalism : some cultural and political events of the 1960s and 1970s -- The early years of the Silwood Circle -- Southwood's later years at Silwood -- Some important antecedents to the Silwood circle : ecology at Oxford and at some North American centres -- Ecology at Oxford University : from the 1920s to the 1960s -- Ecology in North America : G.E. Hutchinson and his students -- Hard work and the making of reputations : Robert May and Richard Southwood, 1971-1979 -- Robert May and stability and complexity in model ecosystems (1973, 1974 and 2001) -- T.R.E. Southwood, Robert May, and the Silwood circle -- The reception of new mathematical modelling by the ecological community -- T.R.E. Southwood in the wider world -- The growth of careers, 1970-1995 : part one -- Gordon Conway -- Michael Crawley -- Michael Hassell -- Roy Anderson -- Richard Southwood : public service and his move to Oxford -- The growth of careers, 1970-1995 : part two -- John Lawton -- John Krebs -- David Rogers -- John Beddington -- Coda -- Voices in the larger world : responsibilities, awards and rewards -- Interlude: My philosophical lens -- Conclusion -- Intellectual history : tradition and novelty -- Institutional history and tradition -- Biography and psychology -- The Silwood circle and sociality -- The socio-political and cultural context -- Concluding comments -- Appendix One: Verhulst, Volterra and Lotka -- Appendix Two: C.S. Holling : functional response and resilience; Robert M. May : stability, complexity, and chaos -- List of Acronyms
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 430 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ;
Isbn
9781783262922
Isbn Type
(paperback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013010891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022473139
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (chiefly color)
System control number
  • 4226804-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4226804
  • (Sirsi) o826659808
  • (OCoLC)826659808
Label
The Silwood circle : a history of ecology and the making of scientific careers in late twentieth-century Britain, Hannah Gay
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-397) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Some ecological ideas that anticipated those of the Silwood circle -- From Linnaeus to Lotka and Volterra -- Alfred Lotka and the source of his ideas -- What should we make of this? A philosophical aside -- Entomology and ecology at Imperial College, 1907-1965 -- Entomology at Imperial College prior to the acquisition of Silwood Park -- The purchase of Silwood Park -- Early work at Silwood -- T.R.E. Southwood and the early years of the Silwood circle -- Southwood's youth and his arrival at Silwood -- Environmentalism : some cultural and political events of the 1960s and 1970s -- The early years of the Silwood Circle -- Southwood's later years at Silwood -- Some important antecedents to the Silwood circle : ecology at Oxford and at some North American centres -- Ecology at Oxford University : from the 1920s to the 1960s -- Ecology in North America : G.E. Hutchinson and his students -- Hard work and the making of reputations : Robert May and Richard Southwood, 1971-1979 -- Robert May and stability and complexity in model ecosystems (1973, 1974 and 2001) -- T.R.E. Southwood, Robert May, and the Silwood circle -- The reception of new mathematical modelling by the ecological community -- T.R.E. Southwood in the wider world -- The growth of careers, 1970-1995 : part one -- Gordon Conway -- Michael Crawley -- Michael Hassell -- Roy Anderson -- Richard Southwood : public service and his move to Oxford -- The growth of careers, 1970-1995 : part two -- John Lawton -- John Krebs -- David Rogers -- John Beddington -- Coda -- Voices in the larger world : responsibilities, awards and rewards -- Interlude: My philosophical lens -- Conclusion -- Intellectual history : tradition and novelty -- Institutional history and tradition -- Biography and psychology -- The Silwood circle and sociality -- The socio-political and cultural context -- Concluding comments -- Appendix One: Verhulst, Volterra and Lotka -- Appendix Two: C.S. Holling : functional response and resilience; Robert M. May : stability, complexity, and chaos -- List of Acronyms
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 430 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ;
Isbn
9781783262922
Isbn Type
(paperback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013010891
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022473139
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (chiefly color)
System control number
  • 4226804-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4226804
  • (Sirsi) o826659808
  • (OCoLC)826659808

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