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Materials and the environment : eco-informed material choice

Author: M F Ashby
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As concerns for the environment grows, there is a corresponding trend to incorporate sustainability into engineering education. Materials and the Environment addresses this growing concern with this full-length text devoted exclusively to the environmental aspects of materials."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M F Ashby
ISBN: 9781856176088 1856176088
OCLC Number: 295001019
Description: xi, 385 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : material dependence --
Resource consumption and its drivers --
The materials life cycle --
End of first life : a problem or a resource? --
The long reach of legislation --
Ecodata : values, sources, precision --
Eco-audits and eco-audit tools --
Selection strategies --
Eco-informed material selection --
Sustainability : living on renewables --
The bigger picture : future options --
Material profiles --
Appendix : useful numbers and conversions.
Responsibility: Michael F. Ashby.

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