Book

The Structure and Dynamics of Human Ecosystems

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William R. Burch, Jr., professor emeritus at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Gary E. Machlis, university professor of environmental sustainability at Clemson University; and Jo Ellen Force, professor in the College of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho

(Yale University Press)

As the world faces ever more complex and demanding environmental and social challenges, the need for interdisciplinary models and practical guidance becomes acute, according to the authors. “The Human Ecosystem Model” described in this book provides an innovative response, they contend. Broad in scope, detailed in method, at once theoretical and applied, this study offers an in-depth understanding of human ecosystems and tools for action. The authors draw from Goethe’s “Faust,” classic anthropology and sociology studies, contemporary ecosystem ecology, Buddhist ethics, and more to create a major advance in interdisciplinary ecology.

Environment