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Sustainability or collapse? : an integrated history and future of people on earth

Author: Robert Costanza; Lisa Graumlich; W L Steffen
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press in cooperation with Dahlem University Press, ©2007.
Series: Dahlem workshop reports.
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Scholars from a range of disciplines develop an integrated human and environmental history over millennial, centennial, and decadal time scales and make projections for the future.

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Dahlem Workshop on Integrated History and Future of People on Earth (2005 : Berlin, Germany).
Sustainability or collapse?
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press in cooperation with Dahlem University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608092648
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Costanza; Lisa Graumlich; W L Steffen
ISBN: 0262033666 9780262033664 0262515970 9780262515979
OCLC Number: 70673202
Notes: "Report of the 96th Dahlem Workshop on Integrated History and Future of People on Earth (IHOPE) Berlin, June 12-17, 2005."
Description: xxii, 495 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Hans Joachim Schellnhuber --
pt. 1. Introduction --
Sustainability or collapse: lessons from integrating the history of humans and the rest of nature / Robert Costanza, Lisa J. Graumlich and Will Steffen --
Human-environment interactions: learning from the past / John A. Dearing --
Assessing and communicating data quality: toward a system of data quality grading / Robert Costanza --
pt. 2. The millennial timescale: up to 10,000 years ago --
The rise and fall of the ancient Maya: a case study in political ecology / Vernon L. Scarborough --
Climate, complexity, and problem solving in the Roman empire / Joseph A. Tainter and Carole L. Crumley --
Integration of climatic, archaeological, and historical data: a case study of the Khabur River Basin, northeastern Syria / Frank Hole --
The trajectory of human evolution in Australia: 10,000 B.P. to the present / Timothy F. Flannery --
Toward a comparative study of hegemonic decline in global systems: the complexity of crisis and the paradoxes of differentiated experience / Jonathan Friedman --
Group report: millennial perspectives on the dynamic interaction of climate, people, and resources / Charles L. Redman [and others] --
pt. 3. The centennial timescale: up to 1000 years ago --
Revolutionary weather: the climatic and economic crisis of 1788-1795 and the discovery of El Niño / Richard H. Grove --
The lie of history: nation-states and the contradictions of complex societies / Fekri A. Hassan --
Little ice age-type impacts and the mitigation of social vulnerability to climate in the Swiss Canton of Bern prior to 1800 / Christian Pfister --
Information processing and its role in the rise of the European world system / Sander E. van der Leeuw --
Group report: integrating socioenvironmental interactions over centennial timescales--needs and issues / John A. Dearing [and others] --
pt. 4. The decadal timescale: up to 100 years ago --
A decadal chronology of 20th-century changes in earth's natural systems / Nathan J. Mantua --
Social, economic, and political forces in environmental change: decadal scale (1900 to 2000) / John R. McNeill --
Integrated human-environment approaches of land degradation in drylands / Eric F. Lambin [and others] --
Group report: decadal-scale interactions of humans and the environment / Kathy A. Hibbard [and others] --
pt. 5. The future --
Scenarios: guidance for an uncertain and complex world? / Bert J.M. de Vries --
Evaluating past forecasts: reflections on one critique of The limits to growth / Dennis L. Meadows --
Integrated global models / Robert Costanza [and others] --
Group report: future scenarios of human-environment systems / Marianne N. Young [and others].
Series Title: Dahlem workshop reports.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Costanza, Lisa J. Graumlich, and Will Steffen ; Program Advisory Committee, R. Costanza [and others].
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