Ecosystem Sustainability and Health: A Practical Approach

Ecosystem Sustainability and Health: A Practical Approach

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David Waltner-Toews
Cambridge University Press, 6/24/2004
EAN 9780521531856, ISBN10: 0521531853

Paperback, 152 pages, 24.4 x 17 x 0.9 cm
Language: English

Improving the health of people and animals, and improving the health, integrity or sustainability of ecosystems are laudable and important objectives. Can we do both? There are no ecosystems untouched by human activity, and there are worrying signs that the world's ecosystems are reaching the limits of their ability to adapt to human impacts. Drawing on fields as diverse as epidemiology and participatory action research, philosophy and environmental sciences, ecology and systems sciences, this book is about searching for solutions to complex problems to produce a new science for sustainability.

1. Presenting complaint
2. The clinical examination
asking questions, getting data
3. Making a diagnosis
synthesising information from data
4. Setting goals
where do we want to go?
5. Achieving goals
managing and monitoring
6. Responding to change
AMESH and the never ending story
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