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Maximum Entropy and Ecology: A Theory of Abundance, Distribution, and Energetics (Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution) Paperback – September 1, 2011

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"In this concise text, the author presents an excellent introduction to theory and inference in ecology in general, a brief, but thorough, review of macroecology, and a detailed description of the application of maximum entropy theory to questions in macroecology. Maximum Entropy and Ecology would work well as a textbook for a graduate course in theoretical ecology and macroecology, with an emphasis on application of maximum entropy." -- The Quarterly Review of Biology

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John Harte is a Professor of Ecosystem Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. Following undergraduate studies at Harvard and a doctoral degree in Physics from the University of Wisconsin, he was an N.S.F. Postdoctoral Fellow at C.E.R.N., Geneva and an Assistant Professor of Physics at Yale. His research interests include climate-ecosystem interactions, theoretical ecology, and environmental policy. He is the recipient of a Pew Scholars Prize in Conservation and the Environment, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the 2001 Leo Szilard prize from the American Physical Society, the 2004 U.C. Berkeley Graduate Mentorship Award, a Miller Professorship, and is a co-recipient of the 2006 George Polk award in journalism. He is an elected Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences and the American Physical Society. He has also served on six National Academy of Sciences Committees and has authored over 190 scientific publications, including seven books.

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  • Series: Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution
  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (September 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199593426
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199593422
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.7 x 6.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #740,339 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I thought this would be something like thermodynamics... But it turns out, it is about information theory, with an application of the methods used in statistical thermodynamics. It's still a very good book though, and I met the author too and he is a very intelligent and sensible man. It does make me wish I understood math better.
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