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Human ecology [Elektronisk resurs] basic concepts for sustainable development / Gerald G. Marten.

Marten, Gerald G. (författare)
ISBN 9781849776028
Publicerad: London : Earthscan Publications, 2001
Engelska 256 p.
  • E-bok
Innehållsförteckning Sammanfattning Ämnesord
  • Front Cover; Human Ecology; Copyright Page; Contents; List of figures and boxes; Foreword by Maurice Strong; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; What is human ecology?; Sustainable development; Organization of this book; 2. Populations and feedback systems; Exponential population growth; Positive feedback; Negative feedback; Population regulation; The practical significance of positive and negative feedback; 3. Human population; Human population history; Social mechanisms of population regulation; The population explosion and quality of life. 
  • 4. Ecosystems and social systems as complex adaptive systemsHierarchical organization and emergent properties; Self-organization; Stability domains; Complex system cycles; 5. Ecosystem organization; Coadaptation; Ecosystem design; Ecosystem homeostasis; Comparison of natural, agricultural and urban ecosystems; Landscape mosaics; 6. Ecological succession; Ecological succession; Human-induced succession; Managing succession; 7. Coevolution and coadaptation of human social systems and ecosystems; Coadaptation in traditional social systems. 
  • Coevolution of the social system and ecosystem from traditional to modern agriculture8. Ecosystem services; Material cycling and energy flow; Ecosystem services; The relation between ecosystem services and intensity of use; The fallacy that economic supply and demand protect natural resources from overexploitation; 9. Perceptions of nature; Common perceptions of nature; Attitudes of religions toward nature; Notes of caution about romanticizing nature and traditional social systems; 10. Unsustainable human-ecosystem interaction; Human migrations; New technologies. 
  • Portable capital in a free market economyTragedy of the commons; Large inputs to agricultural and urban ecosystems; Urbanization and alienation from nature; The rise and fall of complex societies; Wishful thinking and the precautionary principle; 11. Sustainable human-ecosystem interaction; Human social institutions and sustainable use of common property resources; Coexistence of urban ecosystems with nature; Resilience and sustainable development; Adaptive development; 12. Examples of ecologically sustainable development. 
  • Dengue hemorrhagic fever, mosquitoes and copepods: an example of eco-technology for sustainable developmentThe Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program: an example of regional environmental management; Glossary; Further reading; Index. 
  • 'The scope and clarity of this book make it accessible and informative to a wide readership. Its messages should be an essential component of the education for all students from secondary school to university... [It] provides a clear and comprehensible account of concepts that can be applied in our individual and collective lives to pursue the promising and secure future to which we all aspire'From the Foreword by Maurice Strong, Chairman of the Earth Council and former Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Earth Summit)The most important questions 


Humanekologi  (sao)
Hållbar utveckling  (sao)
Biotic communities. 
Human ecology. 
Human-animal relationships. 
Human-plant relationships. 
Nature -- Effect of human beings on. 
Sustainable development. 
Environmental economics. 
Human ecology  (LCSH)
Sustainable development  (LCSH)


Electronic books.  (LCSH)


GF75 .M37 2001 (LCC)
304.2 (DDC)
Uhb (kssb/8 (machine generated))
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