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Resilience thinking : sustaining ecosystems and people in a changing world

Author: B H Walker; David Salt
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2006.
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"Increasingly, cracks are appearing in the capacity of communities, ecosystems, and landscapes to provide the goods and services that sustain our planet's well-being. The response from most quarters has been for "more of the same" that created the situation in the first place: more control, more intensification, and greater efficiency. "Resilience thinking" offers a different way of understanding the world and a new  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Walker, B.H. (Brian Harrison), 1940-
Resilience thinking.
Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607775541
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: B H Walker; David Salt
ISBN: 1597260924 9781597260923 1597260932 9781597260930
OCLC Number: 65207051
Description: xvi, 174 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Living in a complex world : an introduction to resilience thinking --
Case study 1. Carving up a national icon : the Florida Everglades --
The system rules : creating a mind space for resilience thinking --
Case study 2. Between a (salt) rock and a hard place : the Goulburn-Broken Catchment, Australia --
Crossing the threshold : be careful about the path you choose, you may not be able to return --
Case study 3. Losing the jewel in the crown : the coral reefs of the Caribbean --
In the loop : phases, cycles and scales : adaptive cycles and how systems change --
Case study 4. Scenarios on the lakes : the Northern Highlands Lake District, Wisconsin --
Making sense of resilience : how do you apply resilience thinking? --
Case study 5. Building resilience in the wetlands : the Kristianstads Vattenrike, Sweden --
Creating space in a shrinking world : resilience and sustainability --
Postscript for a resilient world.
Responsibility: Brian Walker & David Salt ; foreword by Walter V. Reid.
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