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EcoWISE

Ecological Wisdom

Theory and Practice

Editors: Yang, Bo, Young, Robert Fredrick (Eds.)

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  • Provides readers with an introduction to the concept of ecological wisdom
  • Positions ecological wisdom as a new scientific and practical approach to socio-ecological development distinct from and capable of synthesizing previously articulated perspectives such as modernity or traditional wisdom
  • Provides readers with successful interdisciplinary, historical and contemporary examples of projects that demonstrate the effective deployments of ecological wisdom
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This book offers an introduction to the theory and practice of ecological wisdom (EW). EW is the integration of robust contemporary science with proven cultural and historical practices to identify long-term, sustainable solutions to problems of environmental management and urban design. The book combines theoretical concepts with specific case studies, illustrating the opportunities for interdisciplinary approaches combining historical experience, cultural context, and contemporary science as effective strategies for addressing complex problems confronting metropolitan and rural environmental and resource management in areas such as land use, water management, materials and building engineering, urban planning, and architecture and design. EW transcends the limitations in these fields of the normative approaches of modernity or traditional wisdom by offering a new, synthetic strategy to address socio-ecological issues. By presenting these ideas both theoretically and through existing case studies, the book provides researchers, practitioners and students with a powerful new perspective in developing long-term, resilient solutions to existing socio-environmental challenges. 
It is intended mainly for those working or interested in the fields of sustainable environmental and resource management, city and regional planning, architecture and design, civil engineering, landscape architecture, and the philosophy of science, particularly those with an ecological or sustainability focus.

 

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction: Ecological Wisdom as Discourse

    Pages 1-9

    Young, Robert

  • Ecophronesis: The Ecological Practical Wisdom for and from Ecological Practice

    Pages 13-32

    Xiang, Wei-Ning

  • Where Does Ecological Wisdom Come from? Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

    Pages 33-56

    Yang, Bo (et al.)

  • Creating with Nature: Ecosophy C as an Ecological Rationality for Healing the Earth Community

    Pages 59-68

    Cheng, Xiangzhan

  • Classifying Human Interventions in Nature as a Framework for Ecological Wisdom Development

    Pages 69-86

    Bishop, Ian

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-0571-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-0570-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecological Wisdom
Book Subtitle
Theory and Practice
Editors
  • Bo Yang
  • Robert Fredrick Young
Series Title
EcoWISE
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-0571-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-0571-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-0570-2
Series ISSN
2367-0029
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 312
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 58 illustrations in colour
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