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Published: 15 June 2009

352 Pages | 90 line & 16 color halftone illus.

7-1/2 x 9-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199540969

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Systemic Management

Sustainable Human Interactions with Ecosystems and the Biosphere

Charles W. Fowler

  • Proposes "systemic management" as a fundamentally new concept, comparing and contrasting it with "conventional management"
  • Addresses an area of theoretical work on the processes that ultimately determine patterns among species, carrying these ideas through to their implications for how we manage our use of resources and ecosystems
  • Demonstrates how mimicking nature's empirical examples of sustainability circumvents anthropocentric tendencies to overuse/misuse human values in management
  • Emphasizes the crucial importance of a direct match between management question and guiding pattern

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