Table of contents for Nature's economy : a history of ecological ideas / Donald Worster.

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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
Glossary of terms
Selected Bibliography

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Ecology History