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Environment

by Jules, OBE Pretty

Part of the Key Issues for the 21st Century Series

Environment Synopsis

This 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?

Book Information

ISBN: 9781412918428
Publication date: 18th May 2006
Author: Jules, OBE Pretty
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 1584 pages
Categories: The environment, Physical geography & topography, Human geography, Cultural studies,

About Jules, OBE 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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