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    DescriptionThe fifth edition of Environmental Impact Assessment in Australia: Theory and Practice has been revised in the context of evolving EIA practice around Australia and introduces a number of case studies throughout the text to complementthe theory. The case studies demonstrate key points within the text and should not be viewed as the only way of doing EIA (or a component of EIA). Thomas's experience in the historical context and evolution of environmental impact assessment and the research in this area of EIA provided in previous editions largely remains, although updated where relevant. The fifth edition focus is on introducing more context to the evolving theory and practice regarding impact assessment, specifically strategic environmental assessment, sustainability assessment, the role of EIA in developing countries and the issues surrounding post EIA monitoring. Elliott's experience working in EIA for the State Government of Victoria over the past eight years has provided insight into how EIA is undertaken in practice. Reflected throughout this edition is this practical application - how good assessments can lead to better decisions as well as how politics plays an integral role in EIA. Additionally the Commonwealth, State and Territories EIA procedures, have been revised, as many of these jurisdictions have had their procedures reformed, including amendments to their EIA legislation, or to existing EIA Guidelines/administrative procedures. Notwithstanding these changes, the way in which EIA is undertaken still remains. That is, screening, scoping, EIS production, public review and Assessment.


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    Title
    Environmental Impact Assessment in Australia
    Subtitle
    Theory and Practice
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian G. Thomas, By (author) Mandy Elliott
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781862877115
    ISBN 10: 1862877114
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    BIC E4L: ENV
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BISAC V2.8: TEC010000
    BIC subject category V2: RN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.3
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 04
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 41
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000
    B&T General Subject: 650
    Abridged Dewey: 363
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    BISAC V2.8: SOC004000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 11
    LC classification: HC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 74
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 11
    BIC subject category V2: TQD
    BISAC V2.8: POL044000
    BIC subject category V2: 1MBF
    DC22: 333.7140994
    Thema V1.0: RN, TQD
    Edition
    5, Revised
    Edition statement
    5th Revised edition
    Publisher
    Federation Press
    Imprint name
    Federation Press
    Publication date
    01 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Annandale, NSW
    Review quote
    Reviews of previous editions: 'Except for anecessary update to ever-evolving administrative arrangements, thisbook remains a key text on the topic in Australia. It has the hallmarksof a guide, a handbook, a textbook and a manual. The price makes itaccessible to a broad readership from undergraduate students tocommencing practitioners in consulting firms, industry or government. aaC--|In a material and mechanical way the authors achieve what they set outto do aaC--" illustrate the practice and provide a resource for anyoneseeking detail on EIA.' Geographical Review, Vol 45 No 1, March 2007 'Thistext can be considered well researched, informative and well-written.The strong point of this book lies in the delicate balance betweentheory and practice. Ultimately, EIA ought to be well received anduseful to a broad audience.' Eingana, Vol 28 No 2, August 2005 'Environmental Impact Assessment in Australia: Theory and Practiceis a valuable reference book. It is comprehensive and logical in itshandling of the subject matter, and is a very useful handbook for bothnew and experienced practitioners. The book should have wide appeal toenvironmental professionals wanting guidance in undertaking EIA inAustralia as well as legal practitioners and professionsals engaged inenvironmentally-related discliplines.' Australian Journal of Environmental Management, Vol 12/2, June 2005
    Table of contents
    Preface/Abbreviations/Introduction The Background to EIA EIA: Context and Content The Many Faces of Impact Assessment The Public Face of EIA EIA Worldwide EIA Procedures in Australia Contents of the EIS Determining Impacts for the EIS Stepping Through EIA The Future of EIA Appendices/References/Index