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Increasingly sophisticated technology and an ever-expand-ing base of knowledge have not been enough to allow humans to halt the worldwide progression of environmental degradation. Extensive fieldwork in both Africa and the United States convinced Allan Savory that neither the forces of nature nor commonly blamed culprits — overpopulation, poor farming practices, lack of financial support — were causing the decline of once-healthy ecosystems. He also noted that once land has become degraded, leaving it alone seldom helps revitalize it. Savory eventually came to realize that on the most fundamental level, environmental problems are caused by human management decisions, and only through wholesale changes in the way decisions are made can functioning ecosystems be restored. In response to that startling discovery, Savory began to develop a revolutionary new approach to decision-making and management. Known initially as Holistic Resource Management, and now as simply Holistic Management, it considers humans, their economies, and the environment as inseparable. It includes a common-sense decision-making framework that requires no specialized knowledge or elaborate technology to utilize, and is applicable in any environment or management situation. At the heart of the approach lies a simple testing process that enables people to make decisions that simultaneously consider economic, social, and environmental realities, both short- and long-term."Holistic Management" is a newly revised and updated edition of "Holistic Resource Management" (Island Press, 1988), which was the first book-length treatment of Savory's decision-making framework and how it could be applied. A decade oftrial-and-error implementation has strengthened and clarified the book's ideas, and has expanded the scope of the process to include all manner of decisions and management situations, not just those that relate to land and resource management."Holistic Management" has been practiced by t

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Holistic Management is a revolutionary approach to decision-making and management that considers humans, their economies, and the environment as inseparable. It has been practiced by thousands of people around the world to profitably restore and promote the health of their land through practices that mimic nature, and by many others who have sought a more rewarding personal or family life. This volume provides a thorough explanation of the approach, and how it can be applied.

About the Author

Allan Savory, a former wildlife biologist, farmer and politician, co-founded the U.S.-based Center for Holistic Management in 1984 with his wife, Jody Butterfield, a former journalist specializing in agriculture and the environment.

Jody Butterfield, a former journalist specializing in agriculture and the environment, co-founded the U.S.-based Center for Holistic Management in 1984 with her husband, Allan Savory, a former wildlife biologist, farmer and politician.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559634878
Subtitle:
A New Framework for Decision Making
With:
Butterfield, Jody
Author:
Savory, Allan
Author:
Butterfield, Joan
Author:
Butterfield, Jody
Publisher:
Island Press
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Environmental Engineering & Technology
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Environmental - General
Subject:
Sustainable Development
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
REV and Revised
Publication Date:
19981201
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-page color insert
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 36 oz

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