A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation & Dictionary of Environment and Ecology
Reviewed by Ben Knight
Issue 1 Spring | Summer 2009
A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (Oxford Paperback Reference) and Dictionary of Environment and Ecology (fifth edition) provide design managers with a resource to understand environmental terms. The books are quite similar, but have a slightly different focus. The former is based on global terms and initiatives, while the latter is, as the book says, “ideal for school and college”.
Identifying creative resources for strategic sustainable advantage is a basic skill of the design manager. Both books sadly do not have sustainable design or design management as dictionary terms. I would suggest for the newcomer to design management to start with Dictionary of Environment and Ecology and for the more experienced design manager to use A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation.
Ben Knight was born, raised, and had his formative education in New York. He is a practicing design manager (Pratt DM alumni, 2008) who has had an enormous amount of creative work experiences in various institutions, in many contexts, throughout the world. For over 6 years he has been working full time as a staff member for the United Nations in NYC