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Understanding human ecology : a systems approach to sustainability / Robert Dyball, Barry Newell.

By: Dyball, Robert.
Contributor(s): Newell, Barry.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2015Description: xix., 214 p. : ill. map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781849713832 (pbk.); 9781849713825 (hbk.).Subject(s): Nature -- Effect of human beings on | Human ecology | Ecosystem management | Sustainability | NATURE / EcologyDDC classification: 304.2 DYB Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Prologue: Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast Part 1: The Challenge 1. Human Ecology: An Evolving Discipline 2 . Water Conflicts in the Snowy Mountains Part 2: Thinking Together 3. Thinking Together 5. System Dynamics I - Stocks and Flows 5. System Dynamics II - Feedback 6. Systems and Sustainability 7. Towards a Shared Theoretical Framework Part 3: Living in the Anthropocene 8. Paradigms: Ideas that Change the World 9. Living Well in the Anthropocene 10. Consumers and Global Food Systems 11. Stewards of a Full Earth
Summary: "From climate change to world poverty, we are currently facing a vast array of complex challenges which are part of an inter-related web of social and natural systems. Human ecology provides an approach to these problems, a way to understand them holistically and to manage them more effectively. This book offers a coherent conceptual framework for Human Ecology - a clear method for interpreting the many systems we are part of and the problems we face. Blending natural, social and cognitive sciences with dynamical systems theory, the book offers important systems approaches for anyone looking to manage these complex problems and the transition to sustainability"--
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Prologue: Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast
Part 1: The Challenge 1. Human Ecology: An Evolving Discipline 2 . Water Conflicts in the Snowy Mountains
Part 2: Thinking Together 3. Thinking Together 5. System Dynamics I - Stocks and Flows 5. System Dynamics II - Feedback 6. Systems and Sustainability 7. Towards a Shared Theoretical Framework
Part 3: Living in the Anthropocene 8. Paradigms: Ideas that Change the World 9. Living Well in the Anthropocene 10. Consumers and Global Food Systems 11. Stewards of a Full Earth

"From climate change to world poverty, we are currently facing a vast array of complex challenges which are part of an inter-related web of social and natural systems. Human ecology provides an approach to these problems, a way to understand them holistically and to manage them more effectively. This book offers a coherent conceptual framework for Human Ecology - a clear method for interpreting the many systems we are part of and the problems we face. Blending natural, social and cognitive sciences with dynamical systems theory, the book offers important systems approaches for anyone looking to manage these complex problems and the transition to sustainability"--

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