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Linking Ecology and Ethics for a Changing World - Values, Philosophy, and Action (Hardcover, 2013 ed.): Ricardo Rozzi, S.T.A.... Linking Ecology and Ethics for a Changing World - Values, Philosophy, and Action (Hardcover, 2013 ed.)
Ricardo Rozzi, S.T.A. Pickett, Clare Palmer, Juan J. Armesto, J. Baird Callicott
R5,493 R4,692 Discovery Miles 46 920 Save R801 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

To comprehensively address the complexities of current socio-ecological problems involved in global environmental change, it is indispiseble to achieve an integration of ecological understanding and ethical values. Contemporary science proposes an inclusive ecosystem concept that recognizes humans as components. Contemporary environmental ethics includes eco-social justice and the realization that as important as biodiversity is cultural diversity, inter-cultural, inter-institutional, and international collaboration requiring a novel approach known as "biocultural "conservation. Right action in confronting the challenges of the 21st century requires science and ethics to be seamlessly integrated. This book resulted from the 14th Cary Conference that brought together leading scholars and practitioners in ecology and environmental philosophy to discuss core terminologies, methods, questions, and practical frameworks for long-term socio-ecological research, education, and decision making.

Linking Ecology and Ethics for a Changing World - Values, Philosophy, and Action (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original... Linking Ecology and Ethics for a Changing World - Values, Philosophy, and Action (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2013)
Ricardo Rozzi, S.T.A. Pickett, Clare Palmer, Juan J. Armesto, J. Baird Callicott
R4,223 Discovery Miles 42 230 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

To comprehensively address the complexities of current socio-ecological problems involved in global environmental change, it is indispiseble to achieve an integration of ecological understanding and ethical values. Contemporary science proposes an inclusive ecosystem concept that recognizes humans as components. Contemporary environmental ethics includes eco-social justice and the realization that as important as biodiversity is cultural diversity, inter-cultural, inter-institutional, and international collaboration requiring a novel approach known as biocultural conservation. Right action in confronting the challenges of the 21st century requires science and ethics to be seamlessly integrated. This book resulted from the 14th Cary Conference that brought together leading scholars and practitioners in ecology and environmental philosophy to discuss core terminologies, methods, questions, and practical frameworks for long-term socio-ecological research, education, and decision making.

Earth Stewardship - Linking Ecology and Ethics in Theory and Practice (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Ricardo Rozzi, F. Stuart Chapin,... Earth Stewardship - Linking Ecology and Ethics in Theory and Practice (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Ricardo Rozzi, F. Stuart Chapin, III, J. Baird Callicott, S.T.A. Pickett, Mary E. Power, …
R4,575 R3,877 Discovery Miles 38 770 Save R698 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book advances Earth Stewardship toward a planetary scale, presenting a range of ecological worldviews, practices, and institutions in different parts of the world and to use them as the basis for considering what we could learn from one another, and what we could do together. Today, inter-hemispheric, intercultural, and transdisciplinary collaborations for Earth Stewardship are an imperative. Chapters document pathways that are being forged by socio-ecological research networks, religious alliances, policy actions, environmental citizenship and participation, and new forms of conservation, based on both traditional and contemporary ecological knowledge and values. "The Earth Stewardship Initiative of the Ecological Society of America fosters practices to provide a stable basis for civilization in the future. Biocultural ethic emphasizes that we are co-inhabitants in the natural world; no matter how complex our inventions may become" (Peter Raven).

Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design - Linking Theory and Practice for Sustainable Cities (Hardcover, 2013 ed.): S.T.A.... Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design - Linking Theory and Practice for Sustainable Cities (Hardcover, 2013 ed.)
S.T.A. Pickett, M.L. Cadenasso, Brian McGrath
R5,855 Discovery Miles 58 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The contributors to this volume propose strategies of urgent and vital importance that aim to make today's urban environments more resilient. Resilience, the ability of complex systems to adapt to changing conditions, is a key frontier in ecological research and is especially relevant in creative urban design, as urban areas exemplify complex systems. With something approaching half of the world's population now residing in coastal urban zones, many of which are vulnerable both to floods originating inland and rising sea levels, making urban areas more robust in the face of environmental threats must be a policy ambition of the highest priority. The complexity of urban areas results from their spatial heterogeneity, their intertwined material and energy fluxes, and the integration of social and natural processes. All of these features can be altered by intentional planning and design. The complex, integrated suite of urban structures and processes together affect the adaptive resilience of urban systems, but also presupposes that planners can intervene in positive ways. As examples accumulate of linkage between sustainability and building/landscape design, such as the Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park and Toronto's Lower Don River area, this book unites the ideas, data, and insights of ecologists and related scientists with those of urban designers. It aims to integrate a formerly atomized dialog to help both disciplines promote urban resilience.

Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design - Linking Theory and Practice for Sustainable Cities (Paperback, 2013 ed.): S.T.A.... Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design - Linking Theory and Practice for Sustainable Cities (Paperback, 2013 ed.)
S.T.A. Pickett, M.L. Cadenasso, Brian McGrath
R3,786 Discovery Miles 37 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The contributors to this volume propose strategies of urgent and vital importance that aim to make today's urban environments more resilient. Resilience, the ability of complex systems to adapt to changing conditions, is a key frontier in ecological research and is especially relevant in creative urban design, as urban areas exemplify complex systems. With something approaching half of the world's population now residing in coastal urban zones, many of which are vulnerable both to floods originating inland and rising sea levels, making urban areas more robust in the face of environmental threats must be a policy ambition of the highest priority. The complexity of urban areas results from their spatial heterogeneity, their intertwined material and energy fluxes, and the integration of social and natural processes. All of these features can be altered by intentional planning and design. The complex, integrated suite of urban structures and processes together affect the adaptive resilience of urban systems, but also presupposes that planners can intervene in positive ways. As examples accumulate of linkage between sustainability and building/landscape design, such as the Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park and Toronto's Lower Don River area, this book unites the ideas, data, and insights of ecologists and related scientists with those of urban designers. It aims to integrate a formerly atomized dialog to help both disciplines promote urban resilience.

Earth Stewardship - Linking Ecology and Ethics in Theory and Practice (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed.... Earth Stewardship - Linking Ecology and Ethics in Theory and Practice (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015)
Ricardo Rozzi, F. Stuart Chapin, III, J. Baird Callicott, S.T.A. Pickett, Mary E. Power, …
R4,162 Discovery Miles 41 620 Out of stock

This book advances Earth Stewardship toward a planetary scale, presenting a range of ecological worldviews, practices, and institutions in different parts of the world and to use them as the basis for considering what we could learn from one another, and what we could do together. Today, inter-hemispheric, intercultural, and transdisciplinary collaborations for Earth Stewardship are an imperative. Chapters document pathways that are being forged by socio-ecological research networks, religious alliances, policy actions, environmental citizenship and participation, and new forms of conservation, based on both traditional and contemporary ecological knowledge and values. "The Earth Stewardship Initiative of the Ecological Society of America fosters practices to provide a stable basis for civilization in the future. Biocultural ethic emphasizes that we are co-inhabitants in the natural world; no matter how complex our inventions may become" (Peter Raven).

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