Man and the Mediterranean Forest

A History of Resource Depletion

Author: J. V. Thirgood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

View: 513

Posted in Business & Economics

Natur und Macht

eine Weltgeschichte der Umwelt

Author: Joachim Radkau

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406486555

Category: Human ecology

Page: 469

View: 6966

Posted in Human ecology

Global Environment Outlook 2000

Author: United Nations Environment Programme (Unep)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134040970

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 436

View: 4379

'The continued poverty of the majority of the planet's inhabitants and excessive consumption by the minority are the two major causes of environmental degradation The present course is unsustainable and postponing action is no longer an option. Inspired political leadership and intense cooperation across all regions and sectors will be needed to put both existing and new policy instruments to work. ' From the Synthesis Global Environment Outlook 2000 (GEO-2000) is a comprehensive and authoritative review and analysis of environmental conditions around the world. It is the flagship publication of the world's leading environmental organization, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and is based on information provided by more than 30 regional and international collaborating centres. The book presents a region-by-region analysis of the state of the world's environment, highlighting key global concerns and making recommendations for policy action. The regions covered include Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, West Asia and the Polar Areas. Chapter 1: Global Perspectives describes the main drivers of environmental change, such as the economy, population growth, political organization and regionalization, as well as potential impacts of recent global developments including the growth of the consumer culture, trade and international debt. Chapter 2: The State of the Environment provides a global and region-by-region overview of the environment at the end of the second millennium. The chapter covers global issues such as ozone, climate change, El Nifio and nitrogen loading, and universal issues of land and food, forests, biodiversity, freshwater, marine and coastal areas, atmosphere and urban areas. Chapter 3: Policy Responses reviews the broad range of policy instruments and responses being used to address environmental issues, including multilateral environmental agreements, and analyses the difficulties of compliance, implementation and assessment. Chapter 4: Future Perspectives looks at environmental issues that will require priority attention in the 21st century and some alternative policy options that could be used in the regions. Chapter 5: Outlook and Recommendations makes recommendations for future action based on the environmental legacy left by past and present policy and management systems. GEO-2000 will be the benchmark reference and guide to the state of the global environment. Written in clear, non-technical language and supported throughout by informative graphics and tables, it is essential reading for all those involved in environmental policy making, implementation and assessment, and for researchers and students of regional and global environmental issues. Originally published in 1999
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Developing The Environment

Problems & Management

Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317896327

Category: Science

Page: 328

View: 4203

This book presents a comprehensive overview of global environmental problems - past, present and future - examining their roots and implications and suggesting, where possible, ways in which they might be mitigated or avoided by careful management.
Posted in Science

Patterns of Life

Biogeography of a changing world

Author: Howard Mielke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401164991

Category: Science

Page: 370

View: 9818

Insight into universal nature provides an intellectual life? Why are so many plants and animals, especially delight and sense of freedom that no blows of fate and freshwater species, at risk of extinction? These are a few no evil can destroy. of the questions that have intrigued observers of nature Alexander von Humboldt, 1805 and the Earth. By studying the Earth's patterns of life, students of biogeography ultimately ponder some of the ... on that small spot, that little blue and white thing, most basic questions about life and the cosmos. is everything that means anything to you - all of history and music and poetry and art and death and birth and love, tears, joy, games, all of it on that little Historical roots of biogeography spot out there that you can cover with your thumb. The topic of biogeography has its roots in the work of And you realize from that perspective that you've Alexander von Humboldt, the recognized father of plant changed, that there's something new there, that the geography (Detwyler 1969, Browne 1983). From its relationship is no longer what it was.
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Multiaged Silviculture

Managing for Complex Forest Stand Structures

Author: Kevin O'Hara

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191007579

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 7979

This book presents the latest scientific and management information on multiaged silviculture, an emerging strategy for managing forestry systems worldwide. Over recent decades, forest science and management have tended to emphasize plantation silviculture. Whilst this clearly meets our wood production needs, many of the world's forests need to be managed far less intensively and more flexibly in order to maintain their natural ecosystem functions together with the values inherent in those processes. Developing multiaged management strategies for these complex forest ecosystems represents a global challenge to successfully integrate available science with sustainable management practices. Multiaged Silviculture covers the ecology and dynamics of multiaged stands, the management operations associated with regeneration, tending, and stocking control, and the implications of this strategy on production, genetic diversity, and stand health. It is primarily aimed at graduate level students and researchers in the fields of forestry and silviculture, but will also be of relevance and use to all professional foresters and silviculturists.
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Irish Forestry

Journal of the Society of Irish Forestors

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forests and forestry

Page: N.A

View: 2648

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Business and the Sustainability Challenge

An Integrated Perspective

Author: Peter N. Nemetz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136262180

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

View: 2399

It is vitally important for businesses to have a holistic understanding of the many issues surrounding and shaping sustainability, from competitors to government and political factors, to economics and ecological science. This integrated textbook for MBA and senior-level undergraduates offers a comprehensive overview of the issues of sustainability as they relate to business and influence corporate strategy. It also features a wide range of cases and an extensive discussion of tools to incorporate sustainability issues into strategic decision making, helping instructors and students to build and then apply a solid understanding of sustainability in business.
Posted in Business & Economics

Byzantinische Zeitschrift

Author: Karl Krumbacher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Greek literatuare

Page: N.A

View: 8468

Vol. 44 is "Festschrift Franz D"olger zum 60. Geburtstage gewidmet."
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Holz

wie ein Naturstoff Geschichte schreibt

Author: Joachim Radkau,Ingrid Schäfer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865810496

Category: Forest products industry

Page: 341

View: 8573

Posted in Forest products industry

Fire in Mediterranean Ecosystems

Atelier International Sur L'action Du Feu Dans Les Ecosystemes Mediterraneens

Author: Louis Trabaud,Roger Prodon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fire ecology

Page: 441

View: 1853

Posted in Fire ecology

Gaia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Environmental sciences

Page: N.A

View: 8810

Posted in Environmental sciences

Land Use Changes in Europe

Processes of Change, Environmental Transformations and Future Patterns

Author: F.M. Brouwer,A.J. Thomas,M.J. Chadwick

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401132909

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 529

View: 8466

The patterns of land use that have evolved in Europe reflect the boundaries set by the natural environment and socio-economic responses to the needs of the population. Over the centuries man has been able to overcome increasingly the constraints placed on land use by the natural environment through the development of new technologies and innovations, driven by an increasing population and rising material expectations. However, activities are still ultimately constrained by natural limitations such as climatic characteristics and associated edaphic and vegetational features. A major problem for land management, in its broadest sense, can be a reluctance to foresee the consequent ecological changes. This means that mitigating strategies will not be implemented in time to prevent environmental degradation and social hardship, although in many parts of Europe, over some centuries, demands have been met in a sustainable way, by sound, prudent and temperate expectations that have dictated management regimes. The management of land in Europe has always been a complex challenge: land is the primary, though finite resource. DeciSions regarding the use of land and manipulation of ecosystem dynamics today may affect the long-term primary productivity of the resource. Decisions to change land use may be virtually irreversible; urbanization is an illustration of the influence of population density on the land resource.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Kollaps

Warum Gesellschaften überleben oder untergehen

Author: Jared Diamond

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104034001

Category: History

Page: 736

View: 5314

Der Weltbestseller als erweiterte Neuausgabe! Die überwucherten Tempelruinen von Angkor Wat, die zerfallenden Pyramiden der Maya in Yucatan und die rätselhaften Moai-Statuen der Osterinsel – sie alle sind stille Zeugen von einstmals blühenden Kulturen, die irgendwann verschwanden. Doch was waren die Ursachen dafür? Jared Diamond zeichnet in seiner erweiterten, faszinierenden wie hochaktuellen Studie die Muster nach, die dem Untergang von Gesellschaften (oder ihrem Überleben) zugrunde liegen, und zeigt, was wir für unsere Zukunft daraus lernen können.
Posted in History

Natural Resources

Author: Sally Morgan

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 0237532735

Category: Globalization

Page: 46

View: 2390

Presents a global look at where Earth's natural resources come from and how they are traded between countries, including the benefits and drawbacks of globalization in this area.
Posted in Globalization

Unsere gemeinsame Zukunft

Bericht der Weltkommission für Umwelt und Entwicklung

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 348

View: 1873

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Chicago Lumberman

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1555

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Lumber World Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Lumber trade

Page: N.A

View: 2110

Posted in Lumber trade