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Environment by Jules Pretty
Book DescriptionThis Four-Volume Set explores the locations where the environment matters most -- such as where people are poor, where environments are under threat (such as on frontiers), where there are few natural resources remaining, and where industrialization is rampant. It will also explore these concerns at different system levels, from local-community, to regional, national and global. It will also explore costs of damage to the very resources on which economies rely, and the values of environmental goods and services and the controversies surrounding such valuations. It is organised around environment-people interactions (livelihoods, poverty, income, economic growth); environment-environment interactions (do people matter?); and people-people interactions (collective action challenges, institutions). These interactions can be one-way and extractive, or two-way and mutually-shaping. The papers will also address the question of knowledge about the environment -- what do we know? How does information change? In what form is it legitimate? How do we tell stories about the environment, and how do these shape our own world views?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412918428
(234mm x 156mm x 102mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 18-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jules Pretty
Earthscan Reader in Sustainable Agriculture, Hardback (August 2005)
Our agricultural and food systems are not meeting everyone's needs, and despite great progress in increasing productivity, hundreds of millions of people remain hungry and malnourished. This book describes a different form of agriculture: one founded more on ecological principles and which is also more harmonious with people and their cultures.
Agri-Culture, Paperback (August 2002)» View all books by Jules Pretty
Despite great progress in increasing productivity, hundreds of millions of people remain hungry and malnourished, and further millions suffer for eating too much food or the wrong sort. This book envisages the expansion of a form of food production and consumption founded on ecological principles.
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Author Biography - Jules Pretty
I am Professor of Environment and Society at the University of Essex. I was Head of the Department of Biological Sciences from 2004-2008. I joined the Department in 1997, having worked for ten years at the International Institute for Environment and Development, where I was director of their sustainable agriculture programme from 1989. Before that, I worked at Imperial College. At the University of Essex, I set up the Centre for Environment and Society, which links across a variety of departments and disciplines. I was appointed A D White Professor-at-Large by Cornell University for six years from 2001.
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