..."I encourage you to read Environment and Society in Florida. It is more than a simple textbook. It addresses the issues that will face all of America in the very near future. Can we live within our environmental means? Can we preserve the earth that supports us? This book is part science and part philosophy. Read it carefully. Take it seriously. Consider it thoughtfully. The final will be graded by your children and grandchildren." -Buddy MacKay, Former Lieutenant Governor of the State of Florida
About the Author
Howard T. Odum was Graduate Research Professor at the University of Florida's Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences from 1970 until his death in 2002. He won the Crafoord Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Prix de l'Institut de la Vie awarded by the French government. He is the author of numerous books and papers, including "Ecological and General Systems: An Introduction to Systems Ecology," "Environmental Accounting: Emergy and Decision Making," and, with Elisabeth C. Odum, "Modeling for all Scales: An Introduction to System Simulation" and "The Prosperous Way Down: Principles and Policies,"
Elisabeth C. Odum is professor emeritus at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida.