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1st Edition

Environmental Impact Assessment
Theory and Practice

Edited By

Peter Wathern

ISBN 9780415078849
Published August 25, 1998 by Routledge
352 Pages

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Book Description

This comprehensive treatment of environmental impact assessment (EIA) provides an authoritative contemporary review of theory and practice over the past ten years.  EIA is viewed as both science and art, reflecting the concern both with technical aspects of appraisal and the effects of EIA on the decision-making process. Adopted in many countries, with different degrees of enthusiasm, since its inception in the early 1970's, EIA is established as a major procedure for assessing the environmental implications of legislation, the implementation of policy and plans and the initiation of development projects.  EIA is increasingly an essential part of environmental management