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Main Title Resilience practice : building capacity to absorb disturbance and maintain function /
Author Walker, B. H.
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Salt, David
Publisher Island Press,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 767565961
ISBN 9781597268004 (hbk. : acid-free paper); 1597268003 (hbk. : acid-free paper); 9781597268011 (paper : acid-free paper); 1597268011 (paper : acid-free paper)
Subjects Natural resources--Management. ; Natural resources--Management--Case studies. ; Resilience (Ecology)--Case studies. ; Nature conservation--Case studies. ; Environmental protection--Case studies. ; Sustainable development. ; SCIENCE--Environmental Science. ; NATURE--Environmental Conservation & Protection.
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EJAM  HC59.15.W348 2012 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 09/30/2015 STATUS
Collation xiii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-211) and index.
Contents Notes
"In 2006, Resilience Thinking addressed an essential question: As the natural systems that sustain us are subjected to shock after shock, how much can they take and still deliver the services we need from them? This idea caught the attention of both the scientific community and the general public. In Resilience Practice, authors Brian Walker and David Salt take the notion of resilience one step further, applying resilience thinking to real-world situations and exploring how systems can be managed to promote and sustain resilience. The book begins with an overview and introduction to resilience thinking and then takes the reader through the process of describing systems, assessing their resilience, and intervening as appropriate. Following each chapter is a case study of a different type of social-ecological system and how resilience makes a difference to that system in practice. The final chapters explore resilience in other arenas, including on a global scale. Resilience Practice will help people with an interest in the "coping capacity" of systems--from farms and catchments to regions and nations--to better understand how resilience thinking can be put into practice. It offers an easy-to-read but scientifically robust guide through the real-world application of the concept of resilience and is a must read for anyone concerned with the management of systems at any scale"-- "The book begins with an overview and introduction to resilience thinking and then takes the reader through the process of describing systems, assessing their resilience, and intervening as appropriate. Following each chapter is a case study of a different type of social-ecological system and how resilience makes a difference to that system in practice. The final chapters explore resilience in other arenas, including on a global scale"-- Preparing for practice : the essence of resilience thinking -- Describing the system -- Assessing resilience -- Managing resilience -- Practicing resilience in different ways -- A resilient world.