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Finding Resilience

Finding Resilience

Change and Uncertainty in Nature and Society

Now Published!

By B Walker, CSIRO and The Australian National University

March 2019 / Paperback / 168 Pages / 9781789241594 £39.99 / €55.00 / $65.00
With 10% online discount: £35.99 / €49.50 / $58.50
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Main Description

Floods, fires, famines, epidemics and disasters of all kinds are on the increase, and as their frequency rises so does the call for greater resilience. But what does that mean? The word is used differently in psychology, ecology, economics and engineering and runs the risk of becoming meaningless jargon. This would be most unfortunate because, if we are to successfully navigate very real and dangerous global trends, it is resilience that needs to be understood and fostered.

Finding Resilience is international in scope and unravels how ecosystems, societies and people cope with disturbance and adversity. Written for a general readership and based on the experiences of researchers, the fascinating stories from around the world reveal what resilience is, how it works in different kinds of systems, how it is expressed, and how it can be gained and lost.

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Walker Brian Walker has conducted and led research on resilience in social-ecological systems around the world. He was Senior Lecturer at the University in Zimbabwe, Professor of Ecology in South Africa and Chief of Australia's CSIRO Division of Wildlife and Ecology. He is a past-Chair of the international Resilience Alliance and of the Beijer Institute for Ecological Economics in Stockholm, and is now an Honorary CSIRO Fellow and Honorary Professor at The Australian National University.

  • Finding Resilience
    Finding Resilience
    by B Walker March 2019 Paperback / 9781789241594 / £39.99 / $65.00 / €55.00