This is the leading textbook of general ecology, with an unsurpassed world wide reputation While maintaining the basic structure of previous editions, this third edition is extensively rewritten to produce a forward looking teaching resource that will lead the field to the end of the decade Actually this book is used but like new I am so excited Perfect An exelent book, covering almost any area of ecology Lot s of useful references An essential book for any ecologist. The content of this book is exactly as I expected though some of the facts and figures are out of date, the general information remains precise It s a good alternative to the newer edition as the cost is so much less The layout of each page makes it hard to read large amounts at once but it s good for referencing picking out information. brilliant book, brilliant price.