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Rees, William E.

Works: 88 works in 209 publications in 6 languages and 3,069 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Film adaptations  Science films  Environmental films  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Nonfiction films  Conference papers and proceedings  Claims  Classification 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Collector, Editor, Creator, Other
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Most widely held works about William E Rees
Most widely held works by William E Rees
Our ecological footprint : reducing human impact on the earth by Mathis Wackernagel( Book )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a comprehensive analysis of the ecological resources and technologies required for sustaining households, communites, regions, and nations
Burtynsky : oil by Edward Burtynsky( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and French and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edward Burtynsky's Oil collects a decades' worth of photographing the world's largest oil fields, refineries, freeway interchanges and automobile plants, in an attempt to comprehend the scale of production attending this most politicized of resources. The ideal photographer for this job, Burtynsky locates and documents the sites that urban dwellers never see, and questions human accountability. His imagery is vast in both scale and ambition, revealing the apparatus behind the energy we mine from dwindling resources, and the ongoing effects of the industrial revolution. "In 1997 I had what I refer to as my oil epiphany," Burtynsky explains: "it occurred to me that all the vast, man-altered landscapes I had been in pursuit of for over 20 years were all possible because of the discovery of oil and the mechanical advantage of the internal combustion engine." Burtynsky's epiphany is typical of his desire to lift the scrim of everyday life and reveal the basic resources that keep it in place. What lies beyond is not pretty, and the images in Oil sometimes resemble the post-apocalyptic desert landscapes of Mad Max, with their vast horizons of featureless sand and desert foliage, punctuated by creaky-looking oil machinery. With a unflinching eye, Burtynsky presents us with the reality of oil production as its role in our civilization undergoes massive transformation."--Jacket
Payback by Jennifer Baichwal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fascinating look at debt as a mental construct and traces how it influences relationships, societies and governing structures
Hinterland or homeland? : land-use planning in northern Canada( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the history of planning in northern Canada, implementation of the 1981 federal land use policy, and specific problems in the Yukon and the NWT. Includes chapters on land use planning and the Tungavik Federation of Nunavut landclaim, the problems of oil and gas extraction from the Beaufort Sea - Mackenzie Delta region, and land use planning in northern Quebec
Notre empreinte écologique : comment réduire les conséquences de l'activité humaine sur la Terre by Mathis Wackernagel( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Créer une conscience populaire, tel est le but ultime de ce livre qui nous offre un outil de planification pour mesurer le poids réel sur la Terre de l'entreprise humaine, poids auquel les auteurs ont donné le nom d'"empreinte écologique". Cet outil permet de relever l'enjeu le plus important de notre époque : trouver le moyen de faire vivre tous les êtres humains adéquatement et équitablement, quel que soit le lieu sur Terre où ils vivent. Des notions bien définies, des méthodes de calcul clairement expliquées, une foule d'applications pratiques, voilà ce que chacun trouvera dans cet ouvrage pour éclairer ses choix et apprendre à bien vivre en réduisant sa propre empreinte." Résumé extrait de la couverture
Unser ökologischer Fussabdruck : wie der Mensch Einfluss auf die Umwelt nimmt by Mathis Wackernagel( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Konzept des ökologischen Fussabdrucks bietet eine einfach nachvollziehbare Möglichkeit zur Berechnung von Nachhaltigkeit und ist ein Wegweiser, wie der Naturverbrauch des Menschen mit der ökologischen Tragfähigkeit der Erde in Einklang gebracht werden kann. Das Buch ist sehr verständlich geschrieben und verfügt über viele attraktive Grafiken und aussagekräftige Tabellen, welche auch im Unterricht eingesetzt werden können. (Quelle: Katalog SBE)
The Canada Land Inventory in perspective by William E Rees( Book )

11 editions published in 1977 in 3 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planning for sustainable development : a resource book( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sustainable development and the biosphere : concepts and principles by William E Rees( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let's get serious about (un)sustainability (or is it already too late?) by William E Rees( )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 16 January 2006 James Lovelock, author of the Gaia hypothesis, wrote that "before this century is over billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable." In Lovelock's view, humanity's technological hubris has done us in, our attempts to manage the planet are failing and, in the face of accelerating global change, 'sustaining' technoindustrial civilization is no longer a possibility. Other scientists, while not necessarily accepting the harsh finality of Lovelock's gloomy prediction, share his basic diagnosis on the health of the planet. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2005) issued a "stark warning" to world leaders - indeed, to all of us: "Human activity is putting such a strain on the natural functions of the Earth that the ability of the planet's ecosystems to sustain future generations can no longer be taken for granted." In this paper I examine the biological, cultural and biophysical factors that have driven modern society to the point where such "stark warnings" have become necessary. I then show why concepts and policies currently advanced under the rubric of "sustainable development" are so generally ineffective. Finally, consistent with biophysical and human behavioural reality, I outline a minimal set of ecological and socio-political conditions that would have to be met for true sustainability. Getting serious about sustainable development will require an unprecedented display of both deep compassion and hard cold reason as the international community considers the dire implications of our prevailing growth-based global development paradigm. Abandoning core cultural values, beliefs and assumptions that have become maladaptive may be wrenchingly difficult but it is also necessary if humankind is ever to become, in Lovelock's words, " ... the heart and mind of the Earth, not its malady."
Avoiding collapse : an agenda for sustainable degrowth and relocalizing the economy by William E Rees( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The overarching premise of this paper is that human-induced global change represents a new context for development planning that cannot safely be ignored. Global ecological and socio-economic trends should now be major considerations in reframing even local planning strategies. Indeed, I argue that meaningful consideration of global trends would generate a whole new approach to sustainability planning at every spatial scale. It also represents a more hopeful way forward than anything under consideration today. But prior to outlining the core elements of such an agenda, a brief summary of the compelling need for a new approach is necessary"--
Ecosystem services for sustainability( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The series draws material from the massive Bershire Encyclopedia of Sustainability to provide slender and inexpensive volumes focusing on specific topics for teachers and students. The 33 articles here examine benefits people obtain from nature, which are called ecosystem services for people who cannot think outside the framework of commerce. The topics include air pollution indicators and monitoring, fish, glaciers, medicinal plants, nutrient and biogeochemical cycling, permaculture, plant-animal interaction, true cost economics, and wetlands
The Role of environmental assessment in promoting sustainable development : three views by University of British Columbia( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics, power and northern land use planning by William E Rees( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the structure of the land use planning system proposed by DIAND for Canada's northern territories
Housing as northern community development : a case study of the Homeownership Assistance Program (HAP) in Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories by William E Rees( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of the housing program administered by the Dene community of Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories, examines the benefits and side-effects of local control of such a program, and illustrates how it can enhance social and physical development of the community
Sheng tai zu ji : jian di ren lei dui di qiu de chong ji by Mathis Wackernagel( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ecological meaning of environment-economy integration by William E Rees( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genesis and structure of the "Dene Gondie" study by William E Rees( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on the environmental assessment and review process (EARP) : a discussion paper by William E Rees( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the strengths and weaknesses of environmental impact assessment as it has evolved in Canada at the federal level
Environmental assessment of hydrocarbon production from the Canadian Beaufort Sea by William E Rees( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paper examines some of the procedural and substantive issues raised by the Beaufort Sea Environmental Assessment process. Where possible, comparisons are drawn with the U.S. approach to impact assessment, with reference to the recent oil and gas lease sale in the U.S. Beaufort Sea off Alaska's north slope
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Audience level: 0.48 (from 0.23 for Ecological ... to 0.87 for Unser öko ...)

Our ecological footprint : reducing human impact on the earth
Burtynsky : oil
Alternative Names
Rees, W. E.

Rees, William

Rees, William 1943-

Rees, William E.

Rees, William Ernest

Rees, William Ernest 1943-

Rīss, Viljams

William E. Rees Canadian ecologist

William Rees Canadees professor

William Rees kanadischer Ökologe

வில்லியம் ரீசு

리스, 윌리엄


リース, ウィリアム