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Compass and Gyroscope: Integrating Science And Politics For The Environment [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Compass and Gyroscope: Integrating Science And Politics For The Environment

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597268608
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1994
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 255
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Kai N. Lee is director of the Center for Environmental Studies at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Lee was educated in physics at Columbia (A.B.,1966) and Princeton (Ph.D., 1971) and did postdoctoral work in political science at the University of California, Berkeley. From 1973 until 1991 he taught environmental studies and political science at the University Of Washington in Seattle. In 1976-77 he served as a White House Fellow at the U.S. Department of Defense and from 1983 until 1987 Lee represented the State of Washington on the Northwest Power Planning Council. Lee has served on several committees of the National Research Council and was a member of its Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology.



Philip Shabecoff is an environmental journalist based in Massachusetts. His books include A New Name for Peace (University Press of New England, 1996) and Earth Rising (Island Press, 2000).
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Pt. 1 Groundwork 1
1 The Challenge of Conserving Biological Diversity 3
2 Foundations: Ecoregions, Guiding Principles, and a Planning Process 24
3 Building Blocks for Regional Conservation Planning 41
Pt. 2 The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Planning 79
4 What to Conserve? Selecting Conservation Targets 81
5 Evaluating Existing Conservation Areas and Filling Information Gaps 114
6 How Much Is Enough? Setting Goals for Conservation Targets 146
7 Will Conservation Targets Persist? Assessing Population Viability and Ecological Integrity 178
8 Drafting Nature's Blueprint: Selecting and Designing a Network of Conservation Areas 216
9 Safeguarding Nature's Investments: Setting Priorities for Action among Conservation Areas 260
Pt. 3 Conservation Planning for the Biosphere 289
10 Maintaining the Ebbs and Flows of the Landscape: Conservation Planning for Freshwater Ecosystems 291
11 The Sea Around: Conservation Planning in Marine Regions 319
12 Adapting Ecoregional Plans to Anticipate the Impact of Climate Change 345
Pt. 4 From Planning to Practice 367
13 Putting the Pieces Together: Implementing Conservation Plans for Biodiversity at Multiple Scales 369
14 Conservation Planning at the Crossroads 398
Literature Cited 405
Index 447
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