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The Application of Economic Techniques in Environmental Impact Assessment : Environment & Management - David E. James

The Application of Economic Techniques in Environmental Impact Assessment

Environment & Management

By: David E. James (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st January 1994
ISBN: 9780792327219
Number Of Pages: 300

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The contribution of economic thought and method to environmental management needs practical illustration. Too few books on the subject achieve such an outcome. This book is among the notable exceptions. That economics can provide a powerful vehicle for communicating an integrated understanding of the often diverse scientific findings germane to environmental im­ pact assessment needs to be illustrated convincingly. This book does just that. But it does more. It speaks across cultures: not to transfer know-how from one culture to another, but rather to activate an effective exchange of insights from one locale on the planet to another. As such, it is a genuine contribution to the great en­ vironmental exhortation of our times - think globally, act locally. Too often the people best placed to make such contributions are too committed to practical outcomes and making a living doing so. Just occasionally, however, they can be persuaded to make the special effort required to communicate globally. In this book, David James has once again orchestrated the contributions of vir­ tuoso performers. In doing so he has emulated the contribution he sustained throughout the International Drylands Project and preparation of the books written with John Dixon and Paul Sherman: The Economics ofDry/and Management and Case Studies in Dry/and Management (Earthscan, London). Taken together with his recent work as Special Commissioner for the path­ breaking national Forest and Timber Inquiry for the Australian Government, we have a body of work characterised by great worthiness, integrity and true global significance.

` The Application of Economic Techniques in Environmental Impact Assessment is a very informative book for all target groups involved in EIA, environmental managers and environmental scientists. It should be compulsory reading in any course on EIA worldwide.' International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 5:4-6, 1995 ` ... the book is to be warmly recommended to those for whom it is intended as a concise introductory guide to economic impact assessment.' Germany Yearbook of International Law, 38, 1996

Foreword
Preface and Acknowledgements
List of Contributors
Concepts and Approachp. 1
EIA Procedurep. 33
Economic Valuation Techniquesp. 63
Economic Impact Analysisp. 97
Water Pollution in Jakarta Bayp. 111
Conservation Farming in Northern Thailandp. 143
Social Forestry in Nepal: Economic Appraisal of Resource Managementp. 183
The Palawan Regional Development Planp. 217
Flood Control in the Kahawainui Watershed, Island of Oahu, Hawaiip. 247
Assessing Cumulative Impacts of Aluminium Smelting in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australiap. 275
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ISBN: 9780792327219
ISBN-10: 0792327217
Series: Environment & Management
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 31st January 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.38