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Working with nature : resource management for sustainability

Author: Carl F Jordan
Publisher: Australia : Harwood Academic Publishers, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This work looks at an alternative approach to resource production systems, taking the view that many environmental problems associated with conventional resource management are avoidable if we work with nature, instead of trying to dominate it. Jordan argues that achieving sustainability in production systems is best accomplished by encouraging a change in the relationship between humans and nature - from one of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl F Jordan
ISBN: 9057025426 9789057025426
OCLC Number: 40341824
Description: ix, 171 pages, [18] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
1. The Ratchet Effect --
2. The Problem of Scale --
3. An Alternative Philosophy --
4. The Bottoms-Up Approach --
5. Plant-Plant Interactions --
6. Interactions in the Soil --
7. Pest and Disease Interactions --
8. Interactions during Succession --
9. The Top-Down Approach --
10. Case Studies of Resource Management --
11. Conclusion --
Literature Cited --
Subject Index --
Author Index.
Responsibility: Carl F. Jordan.

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"The text really seems to be a product of critical thinking and a long-term outlook and I applaud his efforts."-Bonnie L. Brown of Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond

 
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