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Maser, Chris

Overview
Works: 80 works in 342 publications in 1 language and 18,621 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: HC79.E5, 577.3
Publication Timeline
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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 938 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 730 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 650 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 )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 508 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 487 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 411 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
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
Ecological diversity in sustainable development : the vital and forgotten dimension by Chris Maser( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 309 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
Earth in our care : ecology, economy, and sustainability by Chris Maser( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 276 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 249 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 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 198 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 197 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
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"--
The Seen and unseen world of the fallen tree by Chris Maser( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 172 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 )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Increasingly, environmental decision making is like playing a multidimensional game of chess. With interactions between the atmosphere, the litho-hydrosphere, and the biosphere, the game is at once a measure of complexity, uncertainty, interdisciplinary acuity, social-environmental sustainability, and social justice for all generations. As such, it demands a systemic point of view. Decision Making for a Sustainable Environment: A Systemic Approach gives readers the tools to replace the dysfunctional, symptomatic decision making that has plunged the world into environmental crises with a system
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 90 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

Languages
English (172)

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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 conceptsMammals of the Pacific Northwest : from the coast to the high CascadesEcological diversity in sustainable development : the vital and forgotten dimensionEarth in our care : ecology, economy, and sustainability