Ecosystem Services for Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential

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Ecosystem Services for Sustainability: a Berkshire Essential

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In Ecosystem Services for Sustainability, a Berkshire Essential, environmental scientists and ethicists explore the variety of benefits that ecosystems provide. The articles are written for the general reader interested in learning how nature provides for humankind, and how humankind can protect those valuable natural resources.

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  1. Book News

    The series draws material from the massive Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability to provide slender and inexpensive volumes focusing on specific topics for teachers and students. The 33 articles here examine benefits people obtain from nature, which are called ecosystem services for people who cannot think outside the framework of commerce. The topics include air pollution indicators and monitoring, fish, glaciers, medicinal plants, nutrient and biogeochemical cycling, permaculture, plant-animal interaction, true cost economics, and wetlands. The material is suitable for general readers and high school and undergraduate students.

  2. Midwest Book Review Highly recommended!

    Economic as well as environmental impact is weighed at every turn in this thoroughly accessible resource, written to help students, professionals, and lay people alike understand the many options to maintain a flourishing, sustainable planet. Highly recommended!

  3. Book News

    “The 33 articles here examine benefits people obtain from nature, which are called Ecosystem Services for People who cannot think outside the framework of commerce. The topics include air pollution indicators and monitoring, fish, glaciers, medicinal plants, nutrient and biogeochemical cycling, permaculture, plant-animal interaction, true cost economics, and wetlands. The material is suitable for general readers and high school and undergraduate students.”

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Ecosystem Services for Sustainability, a Berkshire Essential, covers the many benefits provided by things we too often take for granted: the aquifers and glaciers that provide our drinking water, the forests and oceans that store excess carbon dioxide, the microscopic organisms that enrich the soil in which we grow our food, and the insects that play a crucial role in maintaining the global food supply. A team of well-known authors, writing for the nonexpert reader, looks at how nature provides for humankind, and how humankind can, in return, protect valuable and limited natural resources. The authors also explore practical ways of managing ecosystem services and integrating them into our global economy.

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ISBN

9781614729662

Volumes

1

Pages

180

Chinese Title

宝库山精选: 可持续性生态系统服务

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