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Preface Part I. Two Road Diverged: Ecology in the Eighteenth Century: 1. Science in Arcadia 2. The empire of reason Part II. The Subversive Science: Thoreau's Romantic Ecology: 3. A naturalist in concord 4. Nature looking into nature 5. Roots and branches Part III. The Dismal Science: Darwinian Ecology: 6. A fallen world 7. The education 8. Scrambling for place 9. The ascent of man Part IV. O Pioneers: Ecology on the Frontier: 10. Words on a map 11. Clements and the climax community 12. Dust follows the plow Part V. The Morals of a Science: Ethics, Economics, and Ecology: 13. The value of a varmint 14. Producers and consumers 15. Declarations of interdependence Part VI. The Age of Ecology: Science and the Fate of the Earth: 16. Healing the planet 17. Disturbing nature Notes Glossary of terms Selected Bibliography Index.