Compass and Gyroscope: Integrating Science and Politics for the Environment / Edition 1

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<p>Using the Columbia River Basin in the Pacific Northwest as a case study, Kai Lee describes the concept and practice of "adaptive management," as he examines the successes and failures of past and present management experiences. Throughout the book, the author delves deeply into the theoretical framework behind the real-world experience, exploring how theories of science, politics, and cognitive psychology can be integrated into environmental management plans to increase their effectiveness.
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Rigorous science, says Lee (environmental studies, Williams College) can point the way, and politics can help us keep our balance, as we develop the ability to manage the environment in a sustainable manner. He emphasizes the slowness of the process, using the Columbia River Basin in the Pacific Northwest as a case study. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559631983
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1994
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 243
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Prologue: After Columbus 3
1 Taking Measures 7
2 Sustainability in the Columbia Basin 19
3 Compass: Adaptive Management 51
4 Gyroscope: Negotiation and Conflict 37
5 Sea Trials: Comparison Cases 115
6 Navigational Lore: Expectations of Learning 136
7 Seaworthiness: Civic Science 161
9 Seeking Sustainability 185
Notes 203
Notes on Sources 215
Bibliography 225
Acknowledgments 236
Index 139
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