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The SAGE Handbook of Nature offers an ambitious retrospective and prospective overview of the field that aims to position Nature, the environment and natural processes, at the heart of interdisciplinary social sciences. The three volumes are divided into the following parts: INTRODUCTION TO THE HANDBOOK NATURAL AND SOCIO-NATURAL VULNERABILITIES: INTERWEAVING THE NATURAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES SPACING NATURES: SUSTAINABLE PLACE MAKING AND ADAPTATION COUPLED AND (DE-COUPLED) SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS RISK AND THE ENVIRONMENT: SOCIAL THEORIES, PUBLIC UNDERSTANDINGS, & THE SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE HUNGRY AND THIRSTY CITIES AND THEIR REGIONS CRITICAL CONSUMERISM AND ITS MANUFACTURED NATURES GENDERED NATURES AND ECO-FEMINISM REPRODUCTIVE NATURES: PLANTS, ANIMALS AND PEOPLE NATURE, CLASS AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY BIO-SENSITIVITY & THE ECOLOGIES OF HEALTH THE RESOURCE NEXUS AND ITS RELEVANCE SUSTAINABLE URBAN COMMUNITIES RURAL NATURES AND THEIR CO-PRODUCTION This handbook is a key critical research resource for researchers and practitioners across the social sciences and their contributions to related disciplines associated with the fast developing interdisciplinary field of sustainability science.

The Role of Social Science in Nature–Society Transitions
The Role of Social Science in Nature–Society Transitions
Kjell AnderssonStefan Sjöblom

The Scandinavian countries, apart from Denmark, share many traits. Geographically, they are large, with the northern parts beyond the pole circle (and in practical terms, inhabitable only through the effects of the Gulf Stream). Finland and Sweden are dominated by coniferous forest, and a related traditional forest industry, while Norway is more mountainous. Above all, the countries are sparsely populated and the northern parts, in particular, are confronted with many challenges due to long distances and a harsh climate and the difficulties this creates for settlement and economic activities. The urban areas are quite few and the towns and cities small, in a European and global perspective. ...

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