Perspectives on Human Involvement
By Daniel B. Botkin, Margriet Caswell, John E. Estes, and Angelo Orio
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The editors of this book feel that rather than accepting environmental degradation as the wages of progress, today we are seeing "a more widely accepted idea that concern for the environment is simply good economics and planning."
In a series of essays written by environmental, economic, and social scientists from around the world, Changing the Global Environment looks at the ecological problems facing us as we move into the next century and examines possible solutions suggested by such new techniques as remote sensing and the implementation of worldwide computer-based data systems.
Edited by Daniel Botkin, economist M. Caswell, geographer and remote sensing expert J. E. Estes, and biologist A. Orio, it was originally published in 1989 by Academic Press, N.Y. This book was one of the products of a project intended to develop an international center for environmental studies on an otherwise unused island in the Venetian Lagoon, an idea suggested by a group of leading Venetian citizens and the government of that city.
Hardcover, Elsevier Science & Technology Books (July 1989)
The focus of most current discussions of global environment is on the concept of sustainability; such is the case in this book, where it is done well.