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The Terrestrial Biosphere By Steve Trudgill

The Terrestrial Biosphere
by Steve Trudgill

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Posing the questions which underlie the many-sided debate of how to respond to and influence change, this text covers both scientific and sociological aspects of ecosystem management. It also includes discussion of the response of soils and vegetation to human impact.
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The Terrestrial Biosphere: Environmental Change, Ecosystem Science, Attitudes and Values by Steve Trudgill

Terrestrial Biosphere tries to pose the questions which underlie the many-sided debate of how to respond to and influence change: How should we view nature? What do we do for the best - how should we act - what are we trying to achieve and what should we be guided by?In doing so the book introduces and attempts to analyse not only scientific aspects of the debate but also cultural attitudes and values: the notions of ecosystem stability are now challenged and it is also clear that ecosystems are renewable but not repeatable. It finds that prescriptive 'solutions' based on current constructs may not be adequate. Feeling that analysis should lead to advocacy, the author believes that if we can't improve predictability, we have to increase adaptability which means that ecological and social capacity building should be advocated. This is seen in terms of concepts, institutions, attitudes and values which allow for a plurality of meanings and which can cope with surprise and unforeseen change - and which also facilitates responses to change.

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Table of Contents


1. Introduction
2. Ecology for People
3. Are There Any Guiding Principles from Ecological Science?
4. The Conceptual Basis
5. Ecosystems, Society and Environmental Change
6. Concepts of Soil
7. Soils and Environmental Change
8. Wilderness Ecosystems
9. Managed Ecosytems
10. Domesticated Ecosystems 11. Built Ecosystems
12. Conclusions

Additional information

GOR001130410
The Terrestrial Biosphere: Environmental Change, Ecosystem Science, Attitudes and Values by Steve Trudgill
Steve Trudgill
Understanding Global Environmental Change
Used - Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2000-11-07
320
0582303478
9780582303478
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.