Resource and Environmental Management

Author: Bruce Mitchell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317904885

Category: Science

Page: 392

View: 4294

This book does an exceptional job in giving an understanding of change, complexity, uncertainty and conflict as well as their linkages, including awareness of strategies, methods and techniques to handle them relative to resource and environmental management. The text enhances the reader's capacity to conduct practice and conduct research in resource and environmental management.

Local Environmental Change and Society in Africa

Author: M.A. Salih

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940101003X

Category: Science

Page: 225

View: 5032

The Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) is a network of social scientists in the sub-region established in 1980. Its main objectives are to encourage and promote interest; to engage in collaborative research; to facilitate scholarly exchange of ideas and publication between individuals and institutions engaged in the study and research in the social sciences. OSSREA also aims to promote the training of social scientists from the sub-region in the study of and research in the social sciences and to encourage establishment of institutions dedicated to this goal. In pursuance of and consistent with its objectives, OSSREA established a fund to provide research grants and training fellowships to social scientists from the sub-region. Every year OSSREA offers, on a competitive basis, two limited types of research grants: the first on topics related to the social sciences in general and the second on gender issues in particular. The grants assist the social scientists to conduct field research in an eastern or southern African country, society, institutions, sector, or problem area. The objectives of the social science competition are intended to encourage and promote upcoming scholars from the sub-region to conduct research in the social, economic, political or other problems. Moreover, it aims to strengthen and raise the capacity of faculty members and students in field research, and promote the subsequent availability of research fmdings for teaching as well as to inform individuals and institutions.

Tourism Collaboration and Partnerships

Politics, Practice and Sustainability

Author: Prof. Bill Bramwell,Bernard Lane

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845413989

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 351

View: 6563

This book explores the concept, techniques and implications of establishing stakeholder collaboration in sustainable tourism. The importance of involving a wide range of stakeholders in tourism planning and management is increasingly recognised. This reflects a move to less top-down, more decentralised and more inclusive forms of governance in tourism and in other policy fields. Twenty-two leading researchers and practitioners from around the world contribute their views and expertise to this pioneering volume. Case studies examining key issues are drawn from Europe, North and South America, Australia and the Arctic. Section 1 examines the processes, patterns and typologies involved. Specific concerns addressed include stakeholder interaction and negotiation, boundary issues in regional and international partnerships and stages of collaborative development. Section 2 evaluates the effects of politics and power on the practice of collaboration. Specific topics here include the changing roles of the state in tourism governance, regime theory and tourism, the public sector and partnership development and partnerships in a post socialist context. Section 3 looks at emerging thinking and approaches, sums up key issues affecting collaborative tourism planning and suggests future research directions. The book will be invaluable for final year undergraduate tourism students, for postgraduate students in tourism, environmental studies or planning and of interest to tourism planners, managers and consultants.

New Models In Geog

Author: Richard Peet,Nigel Thrift

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134526709

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 1061

First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Studies in Applied Geography and Spatial Analysis

Addressing Real World Issues

Author: Robert Stimson,Kingsley E. Haynes

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781007969

Category: Science

Page: 372

View: 1122

This timely and fascinating book illustrates how applied geography can contribute in a multitude of ways to assist policy processes, evaluate public programs, enhance business decisions, and contribute to formulating solutions for community-level problems. The book showcases studies by applied geographers from across the globe collaborating with the public sector, businesses, NGOs and communities to demonstrate how geography Ð with its space and place perspective and its explicitly spatial methods and tools Ð has been employed to address significant real-world issues. The 20 case studies have been conducted at a variety of levels of scale and situational contexts, and employ a range of quantitative and qualitative approaches including spatial and statistical modelling, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), impact analysis and action research. This enlightening and informative book will prove an invaluable reference tool for academics, students and practitioners with a specific interest in applied geography and spatial analysis.

Resource and Environmental Management in Canada

Addressing Conflict and Uncertainty

Author: Bruce Mitchell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Science

Page: 445

View: 6392

Conflict and uncertainty are the basic themes of Resource and Environmental Management in Canada 2/e. Different understandings, values, interests, and contexts lead to varying preferences regarding goals and objectives, alternative interpretations of information and evidence, and various ideas regarding appropriate strategies and actions. Indeed, resource and environmental management often seem to centre upon the resolution of conflict generated by differing regional, sectoral, substantive, or ideological perspectives. Uncertainty is also a basic feature of resource and environmental management. Nevertheless, decisions must be made, even when analysts and managers are not at all sure about future or present conditions. The twin focus on conflict and uncertainty is a reminder that there are rarely perfect solutions to complex problems, but rather a mix of imperfect responses from which we must choose. In this second edition, all twelve chapters in the first edition have been revised, some quite significantly. Also, there are five new chapters that deal with First Nations, gender relationships, free trade, fisheries management on the East Coast, and tensions between hinterland and heartland areas.

Hazards in a Fickle Environment: Bangladesh

Author: C.E. Haque

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401151555

Category: Science

Page: 381

View: 1140

This book evolved from a collaborative research project between the University of Manitoba, Canada and Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh, which commenced in 1984 to study the problems of river channel migration, rural population displacement and land relocation in Bangladesh. The study was sponsored by the International Development Research Center (IDRC), based in Ottawa, Canada. It was through this project that I started my journey into disaster research more than thirteen years ago with basically an applied problem of massive magnitude in Bangladesh. I spent two- and-a half-years, in two stages, in Bangladesh's riparian villages to collect the empirical data for this study. Then the growing disaster discourse throughout the 1980s, especially its conceptual and theoretical areas, drew me in further, gluing my interest to these issues. In the 1990s, during my research and teaching at Brandon University, Canada, I realized that, despite the large body of literature on natural disasters, there was no work that synthesized the approaches to nature-triggered disasters in a comprehensive form, with sufficient empirical substantiation. In addition, despite the great deal of attention given to disasters in Bangladesh, I found no detailed reference book on the topic. Natural hazards and disasters, in my view, should be studied under a holistic framework encompassing the natural environment, society and individuals. Overreaction to the limitations of technocratic-scientific approaches-the control and prevention of physical events through specialized knowledge and skills-has resulted in a call for "taking the naturalness out of natural disasters.

Mountain Environment

Understanding the Change

Author: A. A. Pirazizy

Publisher: APH Publishing

ISBN: 9788170245636

Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: 194

View: 6317


The International Yearbook of Environmental and Resource Economics 2006/2007

A Survey of Current Issues

Author: Henk Folmer,Thomas H. Tietenberg

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1847200230

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 6806

This major annual publication presents a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge issues in environmental and resource economics. The expert contributors address some of today s most pressing environmental concerns including: pollution control policies Graphical Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis disclosure strategies for pollution control environmental policy under imperfect competition transport and the environment optimal forest harvesting. The Yearbook is an essential resource for economists, scholars and practitioners working in environmental and resource economics.

Geography in India

Selected Themes

Author: L. S. Bhat

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9788131726648

Category: Geographic information systems

Page: 307

View: 2465


The Geography of Tourism and Recreation

Environment, Place and Space

Author: C. Michael Hall,Professor and Head of the Centre for Tourism C Michael Hall, Prof,Stephen J. Page

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134531346

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 4014

The Geography of Tourism and Recreation presents the first comprehensive introduction to tourism, leisure and recreation and the relationships between them. This accessible text includes a wealth of international case studies spanning Europe, North America, Australasia and China. Each chapter highlights the methods used by geographers to analyse recreation and tourism. It also introduces new perspectives from gender studies and postmodernism and examines key issues including * the demand and supply of recreation and tourism * the role of public policy, planning and management * the impact of tourism and recreation on urban, rural, mountain and coastal environments * tourism and recreation in wilderness areas and other peripheral regions. The use of student text features makes it ideal for course use.

Studies in historical geography and biblical historiography [electronic resource]

presented to Zechariah Kallai

Author: Zekharyah Ḳalai,Gēršôn Gālîl,Moshe Weinfeld

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004116085

Category: Religion

Page: 281

View: 9796

This book contains a collection of studies in Historical Geography and Biblical Historiography. It is presented to Professor Zecharia Kallai, one of the leading scholars of Historical Geography of the Bible and is concluded with a list of his publications.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geography

Page: N.A

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Includes section "Reviews" and other bibliographical material.

Natural Resources in Afghanistan

Geographic and Geologic Perspectives on Centuries of Conflict

Author: John F. Shroder

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128005459

Category: Science

Page: 592

View: 2600

Natural Resources in Afghanistan: Geographic and Geologic Perspectives on Centuries of Conflict details Afghanistan's physical geography — namely climate, soils, vegetation, water, hazards, and basic geologic background and terrain landforms — together with details of its rich natural resources, ethnic problems, and relevant past histories. The book couples these details with the challenges of environmental degradation and new environmental management and protection, all of which are considered finally in both pessimistic and optimistic modes. The reader comes away with a nuanced understanding of the issues that are likely to have great affect for this pivotal region of the world for decades to come. With an estimated $1-3 trillion dollars of ore in the ground, and multiple cross-reinforcing cancellations of big Asian power machinations (China, India, Iran, Pakistan), Afghanistan has an opportunity to gain more economic independence. At the same time, however, historic forces of negativity also pull it back toward the chaos and uncertainty that has defined the country and constrained its economic progress for decades. Authored by the world’s foremost expert on the geology and geomorphology of Afghanistan and its lucrative natural resources Aids in the understanding of the physical environment, natural hazards, climate-change situations, and natural resources in one of the most geographically diverse and dangerous terrains in the world Provides new concepts of resource-corridor development in a country with no indigenous expertise of its resources

Geography, Resources and Environment, Volume 2

Themes from the Work of Gilbert F. White

Author: Gilbert F. White,Robert W. Kates

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226425771

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 436

Over the course of half a century, Gilbert F. White's work has served to shape and, in several instances, establish many of the fields that have come to be known as the environmental sciences. In this collection of original essays, a companion volume to White's selected writings (volume I), leading scholars in areas such as water supply, environmental hazards, and natural resource management interpret changes in these fields since White's work and assess present and future problems. With volume 1, this collection presents a complete and cogent picture of Gilbert White's contribution and the work he inspired.

Social and Gender Analysis in Natural Resource Management

Learning Studies and Lessons from Asia

Author: Ronnie Vernooy

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 155250218X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 5279

Presents encounters with rural men and women in South Asian and Southeast Asian countries working for local and national governments and for non-governmental organizations. This book includes six case studies that highlight the diversity of efforts to integrate social and gender analysis into natural resource management research.

Geography, Resources and Environment, Volume 1

Selected Writings of Gilbert F. White

Author: Gilbert F. White

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226425757

Category: Nature

Page: 471

View: 4034

Gilbert F. White is the preeminent geographer of natural resources, hazards, and the human environment. During fifty years of professional work as civil servant, scientist, and educator, he authored numerous books and papers. This volume is the first collection of White's work, spanning his interests and career from 1934 to 1984. Individual introductions by the editors place each selection in historical perspective and assay its significance. With the companion volume, Theme from the Work of Gilbert F. White, White's writings, and the work that he inspired, are now readily accessible to all who share his concern for the stewardship of the earth.

21st Century Geography

Author: Joseph P. Stoltman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141297464X

Category: Science

Page: 883

View: 2217

This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.