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Author: ELTON, CHARLES - EDITOR ( CHARLES SUTHERLAND ELTON 1900-1991 ) .
Title: Sarawak Papers : Scientific Results of the Oxford University Expedition to Sarawak (Borneo) in 1932. (Edited by C. Elton.) [Articles reprinted from scientific journals and issued in a collective volume. With plates.].
Description: Oxford & London: Published for the Oxford University Exploration Club by the Oxford University Press. / Geoffrey Cumberlege (London), 1952 . 0. A collection of 48 original offprints on the Sarawak Expedition of 1932 bound by the Oxford University Press. A very good original binding. Thick 8vo. 10.25" x 7.25" x 2.75". Green buckram boards. Edges rubbed and corners bumped. Smooth spine with dulled gilt title and white library reference number. Library labels to both verso of the front board and front endpaper (West Riding of Yorkshire County Library). Clean English text and illustrations throughout. Just light soiling to page margins of the last paper. A very good copy of this comprehensive work. ** The Oxford University Exploration Club was established in December 1927 by Edward Max Nicholson, Colin Trapnell and Charles Sutherland Elton. The Club's aim is to support and advise students with planning original expeditions abroad. Recent expeditions to Tibet, the Congo, Greenland, Trinidad, Mongolia, Svalbard, Namibia, Papua New Guinea and the remote Comoros Islands have discovered new species of birds, insects and plants, published scientific papers on the rainforest canopy, found some of the world’s deepest caves, scaled unclimbed peaks and recorded the folk music of nomads; all in co-operation and collaboration with local people and organisations." - See Wikipedia . *** "Charles Sutherland Elton FRS (29 March 1900 – 1 May 1991) was an English zoologist and animal ecologist. His name is associated with the establishment of modern population and community ecology, including studies of invasive organisms. Charles Sutherland Elton was born in Manchester as son of the literary scholar Oliver Elton and children's writer Letitia Maynard Elton (née MacColl). He had one older brother, Geoffrey Elton. Charles Elton makes a strong point to attribute his interest of scientific natural history to his brother Geoffrey in many of his writings. Geoffrey died at the age of 33. Charles Elton married the British poet Edith Joy Scovell in 1937; they had two children. In 1927, Elton published his now classic book Animal Ecology. This book outlines the important principles of ecological studies of animal behaviour and life history, such as food chains, the size of food items, the ecological niche and the concept of a pyramid of numbers as a method of representing the structure of an ecosystem in terms of feeding relationships. In later works on the niche theory, Elton's definition – the Eltonian niche – in terms of functional attributes of organisms (or its position in the trophic web).
Keywords: 45696 Sarawak Papers Scientific Results Oxford University Expedition to Sarawak Borneo Oxford University Exploration Club by the Oxford University Press Elton, Charles S. Charles Sutherland Travel
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