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Main Title Ecological integrity : integrating environment, conservation, and health /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Pimentel, David,
Westra, Laura,
Noss, Reed F.,
Publisher Island Press,
Year Published 2000
OCLC Number 43411453
ISBN 1559638079; 9781559638074; 1559638087; 9781559638081
Subjects Ecological integrity ; Proteðcäao ambiental ; Meio ambiente (qualidade) ; Desenvolvimento sustentável ; Equilíbrio ecológico ; Saúde ambiental ; Qualidade de vida ; Recursos naturais (conservaðcäao)
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKCM  QH541.15.E245E36 2000 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 01/17/2003
ERAM  QH541.15.E245E36 2000 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 07/26/2002
ESAM  QH541.15.E245E36 2000 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 09/07/2001
Collation xi, 428 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Global Integrity Project has brought together leading scientists and thinkers from around the world to examine the combined problems of threatened and unequal human well-being, degradation of the ecosphere, and unsustainable economies. Based on the proposition that healthy, functioning ecosystems are a necessary prerequisite for both economic security and social justice, the project is built around the concept of ecological integrity and its practical implications for policy and management. Ecological Integrity presents a synthesis and findings of the project. Contributors -- including Robert Goodland, James Karr, Orie Loucks, Jack Manno, William Rees, Mark Sagoff, Robert Ulanowicz, Philippe Crabbe, Laura Westra, David Pimentel, Reed Noss, and others -- examine the key elements of ecological integrity and consider what happens when integrity is lost or compromised. The book: examines historical and philosophical foundations of the concept of ecological integrity explores how integrity can be measured examines the relationships among ecological integrity, human health, and food production looks at economic and ethical issues that need to be considered in protecting ecological integrity offers concrete recommendations for reversing ecological degradation while promoting social and economic justice and welfare .Contributors argue that there is an urgent need for rapid and fundamental change in the ecologically destructive patterns of collective human behavior if society is to survive and thrive in coming decades. Ecological Integrity is a work that integrates environmental science, economics, law, and ethics in problem analysis, synthesis, and solution, and is a vital contribution for anyone concerned with interactions between human and planetary health.