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Holistic Management: A New Framework for Decision Making

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This work shows that on the most fundamental level, environmental problems are cuased by human management decisions rather than the commonly blamed culprits of environmental degradation, overpopulation, poor farming practices and lack of financial support.
Paperback, 644 pages
Published December 1st 1998 by Island Press
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Kent
Jan 12, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: farming
Well, it's been a while. I made it through most of the book, but bogged down once he left grazing science behind for business and management themes. I got the main points, anyhow, and will pound out some criticisms presently.
Marta Markote
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book. It took me a long time to read it all, some chapter I skipped because they were devoted to landowners. But even I am not a farmer myself I found this book extremely helpful to see agricultural world and decision making from a different perspective!

This book is probably not for everyone, but if you are related to agriculture and you own some land or livestock that this is a must-have book for you!
Sheldon Frith
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I cannot recommend this book highly enough, to farmers, to land managers, to environmentalists, to business owners, policy makers, or anyone similar. The concepts found here can be found NOWHERE else, trust me I've looked. It's extremely practical, but also very intellectually interesting. I'd recommend reading the newest edition, as there are a lot of improvements.
Adam Shand
Feb 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a book that I "want to have read" but which I can't seem to muster the enthusiasm to actually finish. It's an amazing book, it triggers lots of thinking and ideas which makes it slow (but valuable) work for me.

Most of my work with HM so far has been with individuals and families rather than with land management. Because of that I've found that Ann Adams' At Home with Holistic Management provides way more practical value.

Once I'm grazing animals I expect to revisit this book with a new
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Amy
Feb 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
While it sounds silly, this is a really valuable manual about how to prioritize your life and goals, as well as how to set up an effective rangeland management program - just doesn't look like it would be about cows does it?!
Joe
Jun 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
fascinating!
Mwalkes
Dec 22, 2013 rated it liked it
A baseline, must-read book on holistic management.
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