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Complex Anorectal Disorders

Investigation and Management

 

13th ed. London: Springer-Verlag, 2005.

ISBNs 9781852336905 9781846280573

Colección: SpringerLink


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Complex Science for a Complex World

Exploring Human Ecosystems with Agents

 

ANU E Press, 2006.

ISBNs 9781920942397 9781920942380

Colección: JSTOR

Resumen (en inglés): It is well known that human activities are endangering the stability and sustainability of many fragile ecosystems to such an extent that their future is in doubt. At the same time, these ecosystems are inherently challenging to manage successfully because of the complexity and uncertainty associated with their ongoing evolution. Much of this complexity and uncertainty may be attributed to the human dimension. Thus it is imperative that we deepen our understanding of how and why people choose to interact with one another and how this interactive behaviour affects these ecosystems as time passes. Fortunately, a new kind of science is helping us deepen our understanding of how human ecosystems might grow and change over time. Beyond a mere collation of various reflections and applications, the chapters in this book aim to convince the reader that this new kind of science is worthy of our attention. It is a science that fully embraces the complexity of our surrounding world. It is also a science that addresses the frontiers of interactions between human behaviour and environmental responses. Furthermore, it is a science that challenges our limited understanding and treatment of uncertainty. And finally, because it is socially embedded, it is a science that can generate partnerships with local communities in a constructive manner. We hope that you will enjoy the reading of such a diverse 'ouvrage' whose purpose is to attract more early career scientists into our field of research and to convince decision-makers that a growing contingent of colleagues working on complexity theory can provide useful tools and methods to better understand complex and adaptive environments. It is time to reassure you (the reader) that the rise of a 'Complex Science for a Complex World' doesn't mean more complicated relationships between science and society.

Licencia de uso: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International


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Complex Science for a Complex World

Exploring Human Ecosystems with Agents

 

ANU Press, 2006.

ISBNs 9781920942397

Colección: Directory of Open Access Books


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7974

Complexity in Chemistry, Biology, and Ecology

 

13th ed. Norwell: Springer Science+Business Media, 2005.

ISBNs 9780387232645 9780387258713

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Complexity in Landscape Ecology

Vol. 4

 

13th ed. Dordrecht: Springer, 2006.

Título de la serie/colección: Landscape Series.

ISBNs 9781402042850 9781402042874

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Conceptual Ecology and Invasion Biology

Reciprocal Approaches to Nature

 

13th ed. Dordrecht: Springer, 2006.

ISBNs 9781402041570 9781402049255

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Congenital Diseases and the Environment

Vol. 23

 

13th ed. Dordrecht: Springer, 2007.

Título de la serie/colección: Environmental Science and Technology Library. ISSN 1382-3124,

ISBNs 9781402048302 9781402048319

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21892

Conquering the Highlands

A history of the afforestation of the Scottish uplands

 

ANU E Press, 2013.

ISBNs 9781922144799 9781922144782

Colección: JSTOR

Resumen (en inglés): Deforestation of Scotland began millennia ago and by the early 20th century woodland cover was down to about 6 per cent of the total land area. A century later woodland cover had tripled. Most of the newly established forestry plantations were created on elevated land with wet peaty soils and high wind exposure, not exactly the condition in which forests naturally thrive. Jan Oosthoek tells in this book the story of how 20th century foresters devised ways to successfully reforest the poor Scottish uplands, land that was regarded as unplantable, to fulfil the mandate they had received from the Government and wider society to create a timber reserve. He raises the question whether the adopted forestry practice was the only viable means to create forests in the Scottish Highlands by examining debates within the forestry community about the appearance of the forests and their longterm ecological prospects. Finally, the book argues that the long held ecological convictions among foresters and pressure from environmentalists came together in the late 20th century to create more environmentally sensitive forestry.

Licencia de uso: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International


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Contaminated Soils, Sediments and Water

Science in the Real World Vol. 9

 

13th ed. Boston, MA: Springer Science+Business Media, 2005.

ISBNs 9780387230368 9780387230795

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21898

Country, Native Title and Ecology

 

ANU E Press, 2012.

Título de la serie/colección: Aboriginal History Monographs.

ISBNs 9781921862564 9781921862557

Colección: JSTOR

Resumen (en inglés): Country, native title and ecology all converge in this volume to describe the dynamic intercultural context of land and water management on Indigenous lands. Indigenous people's relationships with country are discussed from various speaking positions, including identity and knowledge, the homelands debate, water planning, climate change and market environmentalism. The inter-disciplinary chapters range from an ethnographic description of living waters in the Great Sandy Desert, negotiating the eradication of yellow crazy ants in Arnhem Land, and legal analysis of native title rights in emerging carbon markets. A recurrent theme is the contentions over meaning, knowledge, and authority. “Because this volume is scholarly, original and very timely it represents a key resource and reference work for land and sea managers; policy makers; scholars of the interface between post-native title responsibilities, NRM objectives and appropriate heritage protocols; and students based in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. It is rare for volumes to have this much cross-academy purchase and for this reason alone - it will have ongoing worth and value as a seminal collection.” - Associate Professor Peter Veth, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, The Australian National University. Dr Jessica Weir has published widely on water, native title and governance, and is the author of Murray River Country: An Ecological Dialogue with Traditional Owners (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2009). Jessica's work was recently included in Stephen Pincock's Best Australian Science Writing 2011. In 2011 Jessica established the AIATSIS Centre for Land and Water Research, in the Indigenous Country and Governance Research Program at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.

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