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Tainter, Joseph A.

Overview
Works: 28 works in 116 publications in 4 languages and 5,098 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History  Local history 
Roles: Editor, Redactor
Classifications: QH541, 577
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Most widely held works by Joseph A Tainter
Supply-side sustainability by T. F. H Allen ( )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While environmentalists insist that lower rates of consumption of natural resources are essential for a sustainable future, many economists dismiss the notion that resource limits act to constrain modern, creative societies. The conflict between these views tinges political debate at all levels and hinders our ability to plan for the future. Supply-Side Sustainability offers a fresh approach to this dilemma by integrating ecological and social science approaches in an interdisciplinary treatment of sustainability. Written by two ecologists and an anthropologist, this book disc
The way the wind blows climate, history, and human action ( )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collapse of complex societies by Joseph A Tainter ( Book )
40 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Et forsøg på at udvikle en teori om forskellige samfunds sammenbrud ud fra analyser af en snes oldtidssamfund: bl. a. Romerriget og Mayakulturen
Drilling down the Gulf Oil debacle and our energy dilemma by Joseph A Tainter ( )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For more than a century, oil has been the engine of growth for a society that delivers an unprecedented standard of living to many. We now take for granted that economic growth is good, necessary, and even inevitable, but also feel a sense of unease about the simultaneous growth of complexity in the processes and institutions that generate and manage that growth. As societies grow more complex through the bounty of cheap energy, they also confront problems that seem to increase in number and severity. In this era of fossil fuels, cheap energy and increasing complexity have been in a mutually-reinforcing spiral. The more energy we have and the more problems our societies confront, the more we grow complex and require still more energy. How did our demand for energy, our technological prowess, the resulting need for complex problem solving, and the end of easy oil conspire to make the Deepwater Horizon oil spill increasingly likely, if not inevitable? This book explains the real causal factors leading up to the worst environmental catastrophe in U.S. history, a disaster from which it will take decades to recover
Ecology, diversity, and sustainability of the Middle Rio Grande Basin ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evolving complexity and environmental risk in the prehistoric Southwest : proceedings of the Workshop "Resource Stress, Economic Uncertainty, and Human Response in the Prehistoric Southwest," held February 25-29, 1992, in Santa Fe, NM by Economic Uncertainty, and Human Response in the Prehistoric Southwest" Workshop "Resource Stress ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archeology of the Farmington sector of the Elena Gallegos project ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cultural resources overview Central New Mexico by Joseph A Tainter ( Book )
7 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cultural resources overview : Mt. Taylor area, New Mexico by Joseph A Tainter ( Book )
6 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archeology of the Albuquerque sector of the Elena Gallegos project ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Salvage excavations at the Fowler site : some aspects of the social organization of the Northern Chumash by Joseph A Tainter ( Book )
4 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Way the Wind Blows Climate Change, History, and Human Action by Roderick J McIntosh ( )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientists and policymakers are beginning to understand in ever-increasing detail that environmental problems cannot be understood solely through the biophysical sciences. Environmental issues are fundamentally human issues and must be set in the context of social, political, cultural, and economic knowledge. The need both to understand how human beings in the past responded to climatic and other environmental changes and to synthesize the implications of these historical patterns for present-day sustainability spurred a conference of the world's leading scholars on the topic. The Way the
Cultural resources on the Lincoln National Forest ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Munmyŏng ŭi punggoe = The collapse of complex societies by Joseph A Tainter ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in Korean and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drilling Down by Joseph A Tainter ( )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'effondrement des sociétés complexes by Joseph A Tainter ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kolaps : kompleksnih društava by Joseph A Tainter ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Croatian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
M[oun]t Taylor area, New Mexico by Joseph A Tainter ( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Tainter, Joe
Languages
English (101)
Croatian (1)
Korean (1)
French (1)
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