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Compass and gyroscope :integrating science and politics for the environmentby Kai N Lee
Synopses & Reviews
Using the Columbia River Basin in the Pacific Northwest as a case study, Kai Lee describes the concept and practice of "adaptive management," as he examines the successes and failures of past and present management experiences. Throughout the book, the author delves deeply into the theoretical framework behind the real-world experience, exploring how theories of science, politics, and cognitive psychology can be integrated into environmental management plans to increase their effectiveness.
Book News Annotation:
Rigorous science, says Lee (environmental studies, Williams College) can point the way, and politics can help us keep our balance, as we develop the ability to manage the environment in a sustainable manner. He emphasizes the slowness of the process, using the Columbia River Basin in the Pacific Northwest as a case study.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-235) and index.
About the Author
Kai N. Lee is director of the Center for Environmental Studies at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Lee was educated in physics at Columbia (A.B.,1966) and Princeton (Ph.D., 1971) and did postdoctoral work in political science at the University of California, Berkeley. From 1973 until 1991 he taught environmental studies and political science at the University Of Washington in Seattle. In 1976-77 he served as a White House Fellow at the U.S. Department of Defense and from 1983 until 1987 Lee represented the State of Washington on the Northwest Power Planning Council. Lee has served on several committees of the National Research Council and was a member of its Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology.
Table of Contents
Prologue - After Columbus
Chapter 1. Taking Measures
Chapter 2. Sustainability in the Columbia Basin
Chapter 3. Compass: Adaptive Management
Chapter 4. Gyroscope: Negotiation and Conflict
Chapter 5. Sea Trials: Comparison Cases
Chapter 6. Navigational Lore: Expectations of Learning
Chapter 7. Seaworthiness: Civic Science
Chapter 8. Seeking Sustainability
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