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Managing Human and Social Systems

Edited by: Brian D. Fath , Sven E. Jørgensen , Megan Cole

Print publication date:  July  2020
Online publication date:  July  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138342682
eBook ISBN: 9781003053514
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Bringing together a wealth of knowledge, Environmental Management Handbook, Second Edition, gives a comprehensive overview of environmental problems, their sources, their assessment, and their solutions. Through in-depth entries and a topical table of contents, readers will quickly find answers to questions about environmental problems and their corresponding management issues. This six-volume set is a reimagining of the award-winning Encyclopedia of Environmental Management, published in 2013, and features insights from more than 400 contributors, all experts in their field.

The experience, evidence, methods, and models used in studying environmental management are presented here in six stand-alone volumes, arranged along the major environmental systems.


  • The first handbook that demonstrates the key processes and provisions for enhancing environmental management
  • Addresses new and cutting-edge topics on ecosystem services, resilience, sustainability, food?energy?water nexus, socio-ecological systems, and more
  • Provides an excellent basic knowledge on environmental systems, explains how these systems function, and offers strategies on how to best manage them
  • Includes the most important problems and solutions facing environmental management today

In this sixth volume, Managing Human and Social Systems, the reader is introduced to the general concepts and processes of all the environmental tools and their application to human and social systems. It explains how these systems function and provides strategies on how to best manage them. It serves as an excellent resource for finding basic knowledge on the human and social systems and includes important problems and solutions that environmental managers face today. This book practically demonstrates the key processes, methods, and models used in studying environmental management.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Food: Pesticide Contamination Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Human Health: Consumer Concerns to Pesticides Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Human Health: Endocrine Disruption Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Human Health: Pesticides Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Nanoparticles Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Pharmaceuticals: Treatment Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Buildings: Climate Change Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Economic Growth: Slower by Design, Not Disaster Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Food–Energy–Water Nexus Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Geographic Information System (GIS): Land Use Planning Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Industrial Networks Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Land Restoration Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Limits to Growth Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Nuclear Energy: Economics Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Remote Sensing and GIS Integration Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Solid Waste: Municipal Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Sustainability and Planning Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Sustainable Development Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Urban Agriculture Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Cell Tower Procurement: Public School Placement Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Community-Based Monitoring: Ngarenanyuki, Tanzania Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Developing Countries: Pesticide Health Impacts Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Insulation: Facilities Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Environmental Accounting: A Tool for Supporting Environmental Management and Nature Conservation Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Remote Sensing: Pollution Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Solid Waste Management: Life Cycle Assessment Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Sustainable Development: Ecological Footprint in Accounting Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Environmental Legislation: Asia Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Environmental Policy Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Environmental Policy: Innovations Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Food Quality Protection Act Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Food: Cosmetic Standards Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Laws and Regulations: Food Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Laws and Regulations: Pesticides Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Laws and Regulations: Rotterdam Convention Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Laws and Regulations: Soil Download PDF
Chapter  37:  LEED-EB: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings Download PDF
Chapter  38:  LEED-NC: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for New Construction Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Nanomaterials: Regulation and Risk Assessment Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Industrial Waste: Soil Pollution and Remediation Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Pest Management: Crop Diversity Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Pest Management: Intercropping Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Precision Agriculture: Water and Nutrient Management Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Green Processes and Projects: Systems Analysis Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Green Products: Production Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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