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Agroecosystem production : an integrated assessment

Author: M Giampietro; Charles A S Hall; David Pimentel
Publisher: Boca Raton, Fla. ; London : CRC, 2002.
Series: Advances in agroecology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Explores alternative ways to study agricultural sustainability, applying complex systems theory to actual cases. This book recognizes the changing dynamics of the multiple processes and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M Giampietro; Charles A S Hall; David Pimentel
ISBN: 0849310679 9780849310676
OCLC Number: 50526000
Description: 384 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: SCIENCE FOR GOVERNANCE: THE CLASH OF REDUCTIONISM AGAINST THE COMPLEXITY OF REALITYThe Crash of Reductionism Against the Complexity of Reality The Epistemological Predicament Entailed by Complexity Complex System Thinking: New Concepts and Narratives The New Terms of Reference for Science for Governance: Post-Normal ScienceIntegrated Assessment of Agroecosystems and Multi-Criteria Analysis: Basic Definitions and Challenges COMPLEX SYSTEMS THINKING: DARING TO VIOLATE BASIC TABOOS OF REDUCTIONISMForget About the Occam Razor: Looking for Multi-Scale Mosaic Effects (with Kozo Mayumi)Impredicative Loop Analysis: Dealing with Chicken-Egg processes (with Kozo Mayumi)Sustainability Requires the Ability of Generating Useful Narratives Capable of Surfing in Complex Time (with Kozo Mayumi) COMPLEX SYSTEMS THINKING IN ACTION: MULTI-SCALE INTEGRATED ANALYSIS OF AGRO-ECOSYSTEMSMulti-Scale Integrated Analysis Agroecosystems: Bridging Disciplinary Gaps and Hierarchical LevelsMulti-Scale Integrated Analysis Agroecosystems: "Technological Changes" and Ecological Compatibility Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Farming Systems: Benchmarking and Tailoring Representations Across Levels (with Tiziano Gomiero)
Series Title: Advances in agroecology.
Responsibility: Mario Giampietro, Charles A.S. Hall, David Pimentel.

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