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Ecology Beginning with the Botanists

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Science  24 Feb 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5764, pp. 1101-1102
DOI: 10.1126/science.1123437

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The Evolution of American Ecology, 1890-2000. By Sharon E. Kingsland. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, 2005. 325 pp. $50, £33.50. ISBN 0-8018-8171-4.

The author explores the course of ecology in the United States from its origins in the 1890s through the changing intellectual and cultural environments of the 20th century.