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The Science of sustainable development : local livelihoods and the global environment

Author: Jeffrey Sayer; B M Campbell
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Demonstrating how practical science can be applied to real-life conservation and development problems, the authors argue that the threats to the natural environment posed by globalisation require an integrated response encompassing different scales, system components, disciplines & knowledge types.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Sayer; B M Campbell
ISBN: 0521827280 9780521827287 0521534569 9780521534567
OCLC Number: 52386217
Description: xix, 268 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The challenge : alleviating poverty and conserving the environment --
Dealing with complexity --
Getting into the system : multiple realities, social learning and adaptive management --
Issues of scale --
Models, knowledge and negotiation --
Institutions for managing natural resources in African savannas --
Forest margins in Indonesian Borneo --
Learning by doing on tropical American hillsides --
The spread of innovations --
Measuring the performance of natural resource systems --
Achieving research-based management.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Sayer, Bruce Campbell.
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