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

Author: Jeffrey Sayer; B M Campbell
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
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Science faces major challenges in tackling the inter-linked problems of poverty and environmental sustainability. This book investigates these challenges and calls for a restructuring of our  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Sayer; B M Campbell
ISBN: 0521827280 9780521827287 0521534569 9780521534567
OCLC Number: 936504006
Description: xix, 268 s. : illustrations, diagram
Contents: List of figures; List of boxes; List of tables; Foreword Claude Martin; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Integrating Natural Resource Management: 1. The challenge: alleviating poverty and conserving the environment; 2. Dealing with complexity; 3. Getting into the system: multiple realities, social learning and adaptive management; 4. issues of scale; 5. Models, knowledge and negotiation; Part II. Realities on the Ground: 6. Institutions for managing natural resources in African savannahs; 7. Forest margins in Indonesian Borneo; 8. Learning by doing on tropical American hillsides; Part III. The Research-Management Continuum: 9. The spread of innovations; 10. Measuring the performance of natural resource systems; 11. Achieving research-based management; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Sayer, Bruce Campbell.

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