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Maser, Chris

Works: 79 works in 330 publications in 1 language and 18,186 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HC79.E5, 577.3
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Chris Maser
Forest primeval : the natural history of an ancient forest by Chris Maser( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this unique "biography" of a beautiful forest in Oregon's Cascade Mountains, the author traces the growth of the forest from its birth in 988 to its current glory as an ancient forest. Offers precise yet evocative accounts of the diverse lives and events within the forested portion of the ecosystem
Trees, truffles, and beasts : how forests function by Chris Maser( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Trees, Truffles, and Beasts, Chris Maser, Andrew W. Claridge, and James M. Trappe make a compelling case that we must first understand the complexity and interdependency of species and habitats from the microscopic level to the gigantic. Comparing forests in the Pacific Northwestern United States and Southeastern mainland of Australia, the authors show how easily observable species -- trees and mammals -- are part of a complicated infrastructure that includes fungi, lichens, and organisms invisible to the naked eye, such as microbes. -- from publisher description
Resolving environmental conflict : towards sustainable community development by Chris Maser( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Protecting our natural resources is no longer a good idea. It is the most important challenge facing all of civilization. Community polarization and a rising rate of litigation often result in dissatisfaction and the creation of enemy camps. And the environment, which is already degraded, usually suffers the most." "Conflict resolution is key to dealing with these challenges. Chris Maser presents a forceful explanation of how the transformative approach toward facilitation can be accomplished. Resolving Environmental Conflict clearly shows participants how to empower themselves, define the issues at hand, and settle the situation on their own terms and time schedule. All this can be accomplished when the participants understand one another's positions and perspectives. Solutions are attainable, as long as those involved share a truly sustainable vision of the community toward which to build."--Jacket
Sustainable forestry : philosophy, science, and economics by Chris Maser( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land-use planning for sustainable development by Jane Silberstein( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They make the case that we - as humans - have the capacity for community with all life and can ultimately embrace the notion that individual well-being is wrapped up in the well-being of the whole, and that social change can occur before major disasters require it."--Jacket
From the forest to the sea : the ecology of wood in streams, rivers, estuaries, and oceans by Chris Maser( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Driftwood, wood carried by water from the forest to the sea, is a critically important source of habitat and food for the marine ecosystem, including the deep-sea floor. Even during its seaward journey, driftwood is both habitat and a source of food for a multitude of plants and animals, both aquatic and terrestrial. In addition, some driftwood controls stream velocities, stabilizes stream banks, makes waterfalls and pools, and creates and protects fish spawning areas. Other driftwood protects the encroachment of vegetation on floodplains and allows forests to expand ... The natural processes by which wood disappears from streams and rivers have positive effects on the ecosystem. Human activities, on the other hand, such as cleaning streams, logging, and firewood cutting, have had negative effects ..."--Preface
Sustainable community development : principles and concepts by Chris Maser( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sustainable development is an ongoing, locally directed community process, not a fixed end point. Sustainable community development integrates human values based on the intellect and the intuitive, the material and the spiritual. As a shared vision of social/environmental sustainability within a fluid system devoid of quick fixes, sustainable community development is integrated learning, communication, and work for the benefit of both the present and the future, because today's choices become tomorrow's consequences." "Sustainable Community Development is written for those concerned with social/environmental sustainability and the restoration of local communities, including community and government leaders and policy makers, conservationists, business leaders, developers, economists, and academicians."--Jacket
Ecological diversity in sustainable development : the vital and forgotten dimension by Chris Maser( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Planners tend to ignore ecological diversity because they don't understand it. Ecological Diversity in Sustainable Development: The Vital and Forgotten Dimension makes that clear." "Features: explains that communities must maintain the natural cycles of the surrounding landscape in ways that provide enough energy to survive; discusses how our thoughts dictate our actions and any consequences are a result of our thinking; argues that we cannot find a solution through science and technology without first raising our level of consciousness because the thinking that caused the problem cannot fix it; and suggests that we can design our futures so that culture creates its own harmony and is in balance with Nature."--Jacket
Mammals of the Pacific Northwest : from the coast to the high Cascades by Chris Maser( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating book offers an intimate look at the life histories & habitats of mammals in the Pacific Northwest (OR, WA, BC, no. CA). In introducing the region's mammals, Maser combines current scientific knowledge with personal accounts that delve into the secrets of how mammals live. This remarkable book offers an intimate look at the life histories and habitats of mammals in the Pacific Northwest, from the coast to the high Cascades. For each species of mammal, the book provides a physical description and detailed information on distribution, habitat, and behavior. Over 100 photos
Earth in our care : ecology, economy, and sustainability by Chris Maser( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chris Maser addresses key issues, including land-use policies, ecological restoration, forest management, local living, and sustainability thinking. Exploring our interconnectedness with the earth, he examines today's problems and, more importantly, provides solutions for the future."--Jacket
Reuniting economy and ecology in sustainable development by Russ Beaton( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the forest to the sea : a story of fallen trees by Or.) Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Portland( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluating sustainable development : giving people a voice in their destiny by Okechukwu Ukaga( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forest certification in sustainable development : healing the landscape by Chris Maser( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Forest Certification in Sustainable Development highlights the history, importance, and rewards of forest certification. The book discusses the issues involved in mainstream forestry as it is currently practiced, and what can be done to create sustainable forestry. The authors give you - step-by-step - the certification process practiced by the Rainforest Alliance's SmartWood."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Sustainable development : principles, frameworks, and case studies( Book )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the human-related aspects of sustainable development, Sustainable Development: Principles, Frameworks, and Case Studies emphasizes the need to move away from an unwanted circumstance by being systemic in our thinking instead of symptomatic. The authors argue that we cannot move away from an unwanted, negative circumstance, unless we can move toward a desired, positive outcome. The text summarizes positive approaches and presents strong theoretical and historical concepts along with salient case examples that illustrate the desired outcome of each model or framework discussed. Often ensnared in thorny political ideology, the sustainable development issue also suffers from a deep and multidimensional nature that can be intimidating. This book offers, in one volume, a broad discussion of important frameworks pertaining to sustainable development. Based on the expertise of distinguished practitioners and scholars, the book's content includes diverse and interrelated subjects drawn from a wide range of geographical areas. It offers techniques for evaluating and applying the basic principles of sustainable development and participatory project planning to achieve economic and environmental goals
The Seen and unseen world of the fallen tree by Chris Maser( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics and ecology : united for a sustainable world by Russ Beaton( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This reference discusses the problems of ecological and economic crises and explains how they are the product of the overextension of resources. The book summarizes the standard approach of economics and integrates it with ecology. It explains the connection between financial collapse and climate change and emphasizes that movement along the path towards economic, environmental, and cultural sustainability begins with the individual. The authors provide an entire chapter of advice on reconciling economics and ecology and reaching goals of sustainability"--. "Preface Earth is our home, and it is in crisis. There are two sides to this crisis--our economy on the one hand, and its effect on the ecology of our home planet on the other. Our economy, the human-constructed part of our home, represents the collection of manufactured artifacts, institutions, and technologies with which the human species, over the millennia, has designed with pride and used with arrogance to wrest a material existence from a wondrously bountiful but ultimately finite planet. Despite conventional thinking in the industrialized world that typical monetary and fiscal manipulations will restore order and put us back on the path of economic growth, our economy is in danger of collapse. Furthermore, over the last few decades, we have experienced incessant globalization of the resource, manufacturing, and financial systems; and this serves to extend the threatened collapse to the entire industrialized world, and not simply to the economy of the United States. Meanwhile, the natural environment is similarly sending unmistakable warnings. Glaciers melt, oceans are becoming dangerously acidic, species become extinct, natural habitats are diminishing, and weather patterns become increasingly severe and unpredictable each year. The stress on resource systems of all kinds threatens to shrink the carrying capacity of the planet, even as we call upon it for increased contributions to support a burgeoning human population. The approach of those in power, whether their base is in the public or private sector, has historically been to particularize such problems, isolate and treat each as separate issues, and attempt band-aid measures acceptable to a public oriented to business-as-usual."
Social-environmental planning : the design interface between everyforest and everycity by Chris Maser( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the sustainability of the planet and its population when dealing with climate change. This book focuses on community based solutions and how the heavy lifting of sustainability can always be done inside existing cities and communities
Decision making for a sustainable environment : a systemic approach by Chris Maser( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book has three parts. Section I is nature's unequivocal message to humanity, especially its decision makers at all levels of government worldwide: Obey the inviolate biophysical principles that govern the universe and your place in it as the bedrock of leadership and its decision making for human survival - or reap your self-imposed consequences, a legacy you bequeath all generations everlasting. Section II examines why a command-and-control form of decision making tends to become dysfunctional and fails and how to break the cycle of such behavior. Section III is a discussion of what it takes to be a psychologically mature decision maker who actually serves as a leader with the good of all generations in mind. Here, it is pointed out that (other than natural disasters) all social-environmental problems begin with our thinking. Put differently, we create the vast majority of the social-environmental problems that we end up facing. We do it to ourselves. Understanding both this and nature's inviolable biophysical limitations, the discussion is focused on how people must change their thinking through individual, personal growth if we, as a nation and world, are to have decision makers who actually lead from a position of psychological maturity for the social-environmental sake of all generations
Teaching kids to change the world : lessons to inspire social responsibility for grades 6-12 by Jennifer Griffin-Wiesner( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents lessons and activities to help students become aware of a variety of social issues
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Trees, truffles, and beasts : how forests function
Alternative Names
Maser, Christopher Ottmar

English (175)

Trees, truffles, and beasts : how forests functionResolving environmental conflict : towards sustainable community developmentSustainable forestry : philosophy, science, and economicsLand-use planning for sustainable developmentSustainable community development : principles and conceptsEcological diversity in sustainable development : the vital and forgotten dimensionMammals of the Pacific Northwest : from the coast to the high CascadesEarth in our care : ecology, economy, and sustainability