The death of management

Author: Jack Buffington
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A corporate manager tells what's wrong with U.S. management practices and what to do about it.

The Recycling Myth Disruptive Innovation to Improve the Environment

Author: Jack Buffington
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440843082
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book states the harsh truth: that despite best intentions, our current environmental practices are doing more harm than good, and that the solution lies in creating supply chains of the future that design, produce, consume, and reuse materials in a manner that is balanced economically and environmentally. • Supplies an informed perspective from a leader in the consumer beverage industry at one of the world's largest producers of packaged beverages and a researcher in Sweden in the fields of environmental science and supply chain logistics • Presents a bold counterargument to the idea that recycling and sustainability programs are inherently beneficial and introduces a new system that will benefit both our environment and economy—without asking consumers to consume less • Explains why recycling and sustainability programs are ineffective because they focus solely on doing less harm rather than improving both the economy and the environment

Wetland Management

Author: R. A. Falconer
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727719942
Format: PDF, Docs
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In recent years there has been growing concern about the management of wetlands, particularly in the USA and increasingly in Europe. These wetlands, ranging from a small harbour, such as Christchurch in the UK, to the large mangrove swamps of Malaysia, are natural resources which require comprehensive management. Whilst considerable research has been undertaken and documented on the management of wetland ecosystems, little emphasis has been focused on the geomorphic, hydraulic and hydrologic behaviour of wetlands and the consequent implications for practical management solutions. Wetland management summarises the key components of successful wetland restoration programmes and provides all those involved in the management of wetlands with an understanding of the physical, chemical and biological processes and the socio-economic aspects affecting wetlands and how these processes and economic implications are influenced by engineers, scientists and planners.

Dead Planet Living Planet

Author: Emily Corcoran
Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint
ISBN: 9788277010830
Format: PDF
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Looks at ecosystem restoration and biodiversity conservation efforts in conjunction with a wide range of issues including water supply, waste water management, disaster prevention, and overgrazed arid grass and shrublands.

Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management

Author: Daniel J. Decker
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421407418
Format: PDF, Docs
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Wildlife professionals can more effectively manage species and social-ecological systems by fully considering the role that humans play in every stage of the process. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management provides the essential information that students and practitioners need to be effective problem solvers. Edited by three leading experts in wildlife management, this textbook explores the interface of humans with wildlife and their sometimes complementary, often conflicting, interests. The book's well-researched chapters address conservation, wildlife use (hunting and fishing), and the psychological and philosophical underpinnings of wildlife management. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management explains how a wildlife professional should handle a variety of situations, such as managing deer populations in residential areas or encounters between predators and people or pets. This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes detailed information about • systems thinking• working with social scientists• managing citizen input• using economics to inform decision making• preparing questionnaires• ethical considerations