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This book is intended to be the first and only scholarly book positioned as a leading text book, as well as a specialist reference resource of academic information and analysis on environmental management from multiple perspectives, highlighting cutting edge research, new concepts and theories, and fresh practical ideas and initiatives that can be readily applied in societies and organizations. The book mitigates a major deficiency in the field of environmental management as currently envisioned, namely, its fracturing along the disciplinary boundaries, with the result that presents a fragmented picture, with its different components seemingly at odds with each other. This book - by simultaneously adopting multiple perspectives and by striving to unify them, through a rigorous examination of the underlying interconnections - provides a much-needed integrative thrust that clarifies and crystallizes the subject of environmental management, and provides a convenient one-stop compendium consisting of theories, analytical techniques and applications drawn from natural sciences and engineering, social sciences and policy, and business and economics. This book is useful to both students and practitioners in the field. The birds eye view afforded by the book enables students to better locate their own interests and research in the evolving trajectory of the field. The practitioners and policy makers will also be able to appreciate the tremendous possibilities in the field of environmental management that are often obscured by the academic treatments focused on a nuts-and-bolts approach alone. Here the multiple perspectives will be particularly useful in encouraging lateral thinking and in promoting cross-fertilization across disciplinary boundaries.
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- National Library of China
- Beijing Normal University at Zhuhai