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Understanding Human Ecology A Systems Approach to Sustainability

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ISBN-10: 1849713839

ISBN-13: 9781849713832

Edition: 2015

Authors: Robert Dyball, Barry Newell

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We are facing hugely complex challenges – from climate change to world poverty, our problems are part of an inter-related web of social and natural systems. Human ecology promises an approach to these complex challenges, a way to understand these problems holistically and to start to manage them more effectively. This book is the first to offer a coherent conceptual framework for Human Ecology – a clear approach for understanding the many systems we are part of and for how we frame and understand the problems we face. Blending natural, social and cognitive sciences with dynamical systems theory, the authors offer systems approaches that are accessible to all, from the undergraduate student…    
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Book details

List price: $52.95
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/5/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 214
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Introduction: Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast
The Challenge
Human Ecology: An Evolving Discipline
Water Conflicts in the Snowy Mountains
Having New Eyes
Thinking Together
Stocks and Flows
Towards a Shared Theoretical Framework
Living in the Anthropocene
Paradigms: Ideas that Change the World
Global Food
Planetary Boundaries
Stewards of a Full Earth