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  1. Interactions of Land, Ocean and Humans

    A Global Perspective

    By Chris Maser

    Series: Social Environmental Sustainability

    Written by Chris Maser, one of the architects of the sustainability movement, Interactions of Land, Ocean and Humans: A Global Perspective explores a critical number of the myriad aspects that comprise the great, reciprocal feedback loops between the mountain peaks, the deep sea, and everywhere in...

    Published October 14th 2014 by CRC Press

  2. Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development, Second Edition

    By Jane Silberstein, M.A., Chris Maser

    Series: Social Environmental Sustainability

    Thirteen years ago, the first edition of Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development examined the question: is the environmental doomsday scenario inevitable? It then presented the underlying concepts of sustainable land-use planning and an array of alternatives for modifying conventional...

    Published October 25th 2013 by CRC Press

  3. Insects and Sustainability of Ecosystem Services

    By Timothy D. Schowalter

    Series: Social Environmental Sustainability

    With few exceptions, insects are perceived in industrialized countries as undesirable pests. In reality, relatively few insects interfere with us or our resources. Most have benign or positive effects on ecosystem services, and many represent useful resources in non-industrialized countries....

    Published May 23rd 2013 by CRC Press

  4. Biosequestration and Ecological Diversity

    Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change and Environmental Degradation

    By Wayne A. White

    Series: Social Environmental Sustainability

    Increased throughput of carbon-based fossil energy, the destruction of Earth’s forests, and other land use changes have resulted in ever higher levels of waste in the form of greenhouse gases—as well as a diminished capacity of the planet to absorb and store those wastes. This means that to avoid...

    Published October 18th 2012 by CRC Press

  5. Decision-Making for a Sustainable Environment

    A Systemic Approach

    By Chris Maser

    Series: Social Environmental Sustainability

    Increasingly, environmental decision making is like playing a multidimensional game of chess. With interactions between the atmosphere, the litho-hydrosphere, and the biosphere, the game is at once a measure of complexity, uncertainty, interdisciplinary acuity, social-environmental sustainability,...

    Published July 26th 2012 by CRC Press

  6. Economics and Ecology

    United for a Sustainable World

    By Charles R. Beaton, Chris Maser

    Series: Social Environmental Sustainability

    The earth, our home, is in crisis. There are two sides to this crisis—our global economy, and its effect on the ecology of our home planet. Despite conventional thinking that typical monetary and fiscal manipulations will put us back on the path of economic growth, the reality is not that simple....

    Published August 5th 2011 by CRC Press

  7. Resolving Environmental Conflicts, Second Edition

    By Chris Maser, Carol A. Pollio

    Series: Social Environmental Sustainability

    True progress toward an ecologically sound environment and a socially just culture will be initially expensive in money and effort. The longer we wait, however, the more disastrous the environmental condition will become, the more disputes will arise as a result of our declining quality of life,...

    Published July 12th 2011 by CRC Press

  8. Fundamentals of Practical Environmentalism

    By Mark B. Weldon

    Series: Social Environmental Sustainability

    Environmental decisions present themselves every day in forms large and small. Should I walk to work today? What about global warming—should I write my congressperson and demand that the government do something? Should I put solar panels on my roof? Should I get a different car or turn up the...

    Published June 20th 2011 by CRC Press

  9. Sustainable Development

    Principles, Frameworks, and Case Studies

    Edited by Okechukwu Ukaga, Chris Maser, Michael Reichenbach

    Series: Social Environmental Sustainability

    Coined in the 1970s, the term sustainable development and the ideas behind it have enjoyed varying amounts of popularity over the years. And while dire predictions abound, the full impacts of global warming are not known, nor can they be known. What we do know is that to be sustainable, all...

    Published January 7th 2010 by CRC Press

  10. Social-Environmental Planning

    The Design Interface Between Everyforest and Everycity

    By Chris Maser

    Series: Social Environmental Sustainability

    With the environment, climate change, and global warming taking center stage in the national debate, the issues seem insurmountable and certainly unsolvable at the local level. Written by Chris Maser, international consultant on forest ecology, sustainable forestry practices, and sustainable...

    Published September 22nd 2009 by CRC Press

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