Ecosystem Sustainability and Health: A Practical Approach

Ecosystem Sustainability and Health: A Practical Approach

by David Waltner-Toews
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521531853

ISBN-13: 9780521531856

Pub. Date: 05/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume focuses on solutions to complex ecological problems with the objective of developing a new science for sustainability. Improving the health of people and animals, and improving the health, integrity or sustainability of ecosystems are laudable and important objectives. Can we do both? No ecosystems are untouched by human activity, and it appears that the

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This volume focuses on solutions to complex ecological problems with the objective of developing a new science for sustainability. Improving the health of people and animals, and improving the health, integrity or sustainability of ecosystems are laudable and important objectives. Can we do both? No ecosystems are untouched by human activity, and it appears that the world's ecosystems are reaching the limits of their ability to adapt to human impacts. The book draws on fields as diverse as epidemiology and participatory action research, philosophy and environmental sciences to examine this vital issue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521531856
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2014
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
138
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Presenting complaint; 2. The clinical examination: asking questions, getting data; 3. Making a diagnosis: synthesising information from data; 4. Setting goals: where do we want to go?; 5. Achieving goals: managing and monitoring; 6. Responding to change: AMESH and the never ending story; Readings and references; Acknowledgements; Index.

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