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Title: Understanding the game of the environment
Author: Houston, David R.
Source: Agric. Inf. Bull. 426. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 174 p.
Publication Series: Other
Description: Understanding the Game of The Environment is a summary of major ecological principles and concepts viewed as a game in which living organisms interact with each other and their nonliving environment. The use of game terminology helps place a bewildering array of facts and relationships into an understandable framework. All students are familiar with games, and they recognize the necessity of defining the Playing Field, identifying the Players, and understanding the Rules of the Game. Similarly, students understand that when Rules are violated and Fouls are committed, the Players will be Penalized.
Keywords: wildfire, drought, ecosystems, material cycling
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Houston, David R. 1979. Understanding the game of the enviroment. Agric. Inf. Bull. 426. Washington, D.C.: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northerstern Forest Experiment Station 174 p.
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