I bought the book vaguely expecting it to have case studies that I could use in class. In other words: a description of a 'case' and then some suggestions on how to approach the analysis of the case so as to demonstrate specific aspects of ecological economics.
However the book is rather a guide on how to analyse a case. This is clear from the table of content: 1. choosing a problem, 2. defining the problem, 3. structuring the problem, 4. breaking down the problem, 5. evaluating the objectives, etc.
These steps in the analysis are very well explained and illustrated using cases, graphics, theory, etc. As such the book is VERY valuable to guide seminar-type work in pretty much any topic related to natural resource management (i.e. not necessarily restricted to ecol.econ.).