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Quantifying Sustainable Development

Author : Charles A.S. Hall
ISBN : 9780080492216
Genre : Science
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Until recently, the phenomenal economic development of the Asian tigers, Chile, and Malaysia, as well as the sustained economic growth of the United States, painted a very desirable and optimistic picture of free markets, fiscal responsibility, and, more generally, the entire dogma of neoclassical economics. As of the fall of 1998, however, the economies of many tropical countries have contracted severely, and the enthusiasm of the developing tropics for the free market and all of its ancillary policies is decidedly cooler. Have our traditional approaches to economics been failing the developing world? This interdisciplinary book covers the conditions of the developing tropics, the resistance of some of their problems to earlier attempts at solutions, and the use of new tools to develop a much more comprehensive and empirical framework for analysis and decision making. It also presents the development of cutting edge technology that links GIS and modeling approaches with extensive databases on meteorology, soils, agricultural production, and land use. The book discusses whether development is sustainable through a synthesis of demographic, economic, and resource-specific considerations. Costa Rica is uniquely suited to this study because of its size, stage of development, democratic institutions, and national databases. A CD-ROM containing all data and programs, color images, animated models, large data tables, and references accompanies the book. Links economic and biophysical analyses of sustainability Presents new tools and approaches for analysis and decision-making Includes a CD-ROM containing data and programs, color images, animated models, and references

Forests Water And People In The Humid Tropics

Author : M. Bonell
ISBN : 1139443844
Genre : Science
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Forests, Water and People in the Humid Tropics is a comprehensive review of the hydrological and physiological functioning of tropical rain forests, the environmental impacts of their disturbance and conversion to other land uses, and optimum strategies for managing them. The book brings together leading specialists in such diverse fields as tropical anthropology and human geography, environmental economics, climatology and meteorology, hydrology, geomorphology, plant and aquatic ecology, forestry and conservation agronomy. The editors have supplemented the individual contributions with invaluable overviews of the main sections and provide key pointers for future research. Specialists will find authenticated detail in chapters written by experts on a whole range of people-water-land use issues, managers and practitioners will learn more about the implications of ongoing and planned forest conversion, while scientists and students will appreciate a unique review of the literature.

Making World Development Work

Author : Grégoire Leclerc
ISBN : 0826337333
Genre : Business & Economics
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"The authors reexamine world development - usually the province of economists - as professionals trained in the natural sciences. They show how we have and might use tested scientific and technical procedures and concepts, as well as science itself, to achieve much better results than what has been characteristic of the past. Leclerc and Hall contend that to scholars with a scientific background, the process of development, and the economic logic behind it, often look almost surrealistic. The basic question at the foundation of this review is this: Why should something so important as world development, something capable of absorbing such vast sums of money and of human goodwill, something that impacts the people and the environment so much, continue to be organized and planned using economic techniques and theories that are both unconfirmed experimentally and proven to have led to development failures?"--BOOK JACKET.

Transactions Of The North American Wildlife And Natural Resources Conference

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ISBN : UCSC:32106016314814
Genre : Wild-life, Conservation of
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Includes another issue of 1936 ed. without illus.

Managing Information And Technology Transfer In Natural Resources

Author : Federico Castillo
ISBN : UCAL:C3482005
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Integradted Bio Economic Land Use Models An Analysis Of The Possibilities Of Sustainable Natural Forest Management In The Atlantic Zone Of Costa Rica

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Latin America

Author : Juan Manuel Pérez
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173019112514
Genre : Reference
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This is a general bibliography on Latin America, covering a wide variety of subjects, from pre-Columbian civilizations, to Columbus, to Castro, to the foreign debt, to pollution, ect. This work will not only be of use to the general, casual reader on Latin America, but also to the more specialized researcher. The book contains over 800 topics, with over 8,000 titles identified.

Proceedings Of The Annual Meeting Of The Florida State Horticultural Society

Author : Florida State Horticultural Society. Meeting
ISBN : WISC:89092320688
Genre : Horticulture
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Agricultura Campesina

Author : Víctor Bretón
ISBN : MINN:31951P00936738N
Genre : Agricultural laborers
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Ecosystem Modeling In Theory And Practice

Author : Charles A. S. Hall
ISBN : UCSD:31822005131909
Genre : Science
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