Brian Walker is past chief of Australia's CSIRO Division of Wildlife and Ecology and is currently science program director of the Resilience Alliance. David Salt is a science writer and editor with 18 years' experience writing and producing popular science magazines and newsletters for a wide range of audiences.
"Resilience Thinking is an impressive and highly successful
effort to explain complex ecological and social interactions and
changes in a unified framework and in language accessible to a wide
audience. This book should stimulate extensive discussions on these
critical issues and innovative ways to approach them."--Harold
Mooney "Achilles Professor of Environmental Biology, Stanford
"Resilience Thinking is an essential guidebook to a powerful new way of understanding our world--and of living resiliently within it--developed in recent decades by an international team of ecologists. With five clear and compelling case studies drawn from regions as diverse as Florida, Sweden, and Australia, this book shows how all highly adaptive systems--from ecologies to economies--go through regular cycles of growth, reorganization, and renewal and how our failures to understand the basic principles of resilience have often led to disaster. Resilience Thinking gives us the conceptual tools to help us cope with the bewildering surprises and challenges of our new century."--Thomas Homer-Dixon "Professor of political science, University of Toronto "
"Resilience Thinking provides a much-needed accessible entree into a concept that holds the key to our future.... Full of wisdom, sophisticated science, and practical guidance, this book provides profound ideas, insights, and hope to scientists, students, managers, and planners alike."--Jane Lubchenco "Distinguished Professor of Zoology, Oregon State University "