Conservation: Replacing Quantity with Quality as a Goal for Global Management / Edition 1

Conservation: Replacing Quantity with Quality as a Goal for Global Management / Edition 1

by Carl F. Jordan, Marsh Jordan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471595152

ISBN-13: 9780471595151

Pub. Date: 01/18/1995

Publisher: Wiley

In his fascinating book, Jordan promotes the idea that conservation is a philosophy of managing the environment in a manner that does not despoil, exhaust or extinguish. He stresses that an understanding of ecological economics, environmental policy and culture are paramount to achieving the goals of conservation. Despite the text's emphasis on humanities' role in

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In his fascinating book, Jordan promotes the idea that conservation is a philosophy of managing the environment in a manner that does not despoil, exhaust or extinguish. He stresses that an understanding of ecological economics, environmental policy and culture are paramount to achieving the goals of conservation. Despite the text's emphasis on humanities' role in the environment, traditional conservation is not neglected. Resource management is updated and the chapter on biodiversity reviews the current controversy over the species versus the habitat approach in conservation biology. Four photoessays provide concrete examples of several problems and proposed solutions facing conservationists today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471595151
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/18/1995
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Conservation History.

Environmental Trends.

Environmental Ethics.

Ecological Economics.

Policies for Conservation.

Management of Natural Resources.

Preservation of Biodiversity.

Culture.

Conclusion.

References.

Indexes.

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