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

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Overview

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.
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A welcome introductory textbook that emphasizes an understanding of ecological economics, environmental policy, and culture as being paramount to achieving the goals of conservation. A particularly interesting and valuable feature is the inclusion of four photo-essays that give regional detail to the practice of conservation and provide concrete examples of some of the problems and proposed solutions currently facing conservationists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471595151
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/18/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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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