The Death Of Management

Author: Jack Buffington
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
Size: 23.82 MB
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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
Size: 17.32 MB
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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

Ecology And Management Of Terrestrial Vertebrate Invasive Species In The United States

Author: William C. Pitt
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498704859
Size: 57.83 MB
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This book presents information on vertebrate invasive species for which there is a history of policy and management in the United States. Providing information on policy and management topics associated with vertebrate invasive species, including biosecurity threats and risk assessment.

Wetland Management

Author: R. A. Falconer
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727719942
Size: 67.80 MB
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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.


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Biological Invasions

Author: David Pimentel, Ph.D.
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439829918
Size: 63.74 MB
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The impact of invasive species is second only to that of human population growth and associated activities as a cause of the loss of biodiversity throughout the world. In the United States, invasions of nonnative plants, animals, or microbes cause major environmental damage. The second edition of Biological Invasions: Economic and Environmental Costs of Alien Plant, Animal, and Microbe Species represents the most current, single-source reference containing scientific and economic information on this timely subject. This volume reconfirms the diverse and unpredictable roles that non-native species assume as they invade new ecosystems: destruction of vital crops and forests, major damages to ecosystems leading to loss of biodiversity, soil erosion, and water loss. The text provides information on how the non-native species invade new ecosystems, their subsequent environmental effects, and estimates on economic impacts. Biological Invasions supplies scientists, policymakers, and the public with a better understanding of the invading species and how to prevent their spread and improve control procedures.

Dead Planet Living Planet

Author: Emily Corcoran
Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint
ISBN: 9788277010830
Size: 12.17 MB
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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.