Environmental and Social Impact Assessment: An Introduction
C. J. BarrowISBN: 0340662727;
This new introduction to impact assessment examines the tools and approaches which try to ensure that the process of development follows the best possible course. Presupposing no prior knowledge of the subject it considers the concepts, methods and practice of impact assessment, and outlines its capabilities, characteristics and limitations. The book includes coverage of both environmental and social impact assessment and emphasizes the importance of their use in advance of the decision-making process. An extensive bibliography, suggestions for further reading, and a glossary of terms are also provided. Whether from a science or a social science background, Chris Barrow's accessible new text is essential reading for those approaching the subject for the first time.
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