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Understanding Human Ecology : A Systems Approach to Sustainability Science

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ISBN13:

9781849713832

ISBN10:
1849713839
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
11/28/2014
Publisher(s):
Taylor & Francis

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This is the edition with a publication date of 11/28/2014.
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  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.

Summary

We are facing hugely complex challenges from climate change to world poverty, our problems are part of an inter-related web of social and natural systems. Human ecology promises an approach to these complex challenges, a way to understand these problems holistically and to start to manage them more effectively. This book is the first to offer a coherent conceptual framework for Human Ecology a clear approach for understanding the many systems we are part of and for how we frame and understand the problems we face. Blending natural, social and cognitive sciences with dynamical systems theory, the authors offer systems approaches that are accessible to all, from the undergraduate student to policy-makers and practitioners across government, business and community. Road-tested and refined over a decade of teaching and workshops, the authors have built a clear, inspiring and important framework for anyone approaching the management of complex problems and the transition to sustainability.


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