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Materials and the environment : eco-informed material choice

Author: M F Ashby
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier, ©2009.
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The first book devoted solely to the environmental aspects of materials and their selection, production, use and disposal, by noted materials authority Mike Ashby.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ashby, M.F.
Materials and the environment.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier, ©2009
(OCoLC)295001019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M F Ashby
ISBN: 9780080884486 0080884482
OCLC Number: 321068198
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 385 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Front cover; Materials and the environment: Eco-informed material choice; Copyright page; Table of contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. Introduction: material dependence; Chapter 2. Resource consumption and its drivers; Chapter 3. The materials life cycle; Chapter 4. End of first life: a problem or a resource?; Chapter 5. The long reach of legislation; Chapter 6. Ecodata: values, sources, precision; Chapter 7. Eco-audits and eco-audit tools; Chapter 8. Selection strategies; Chapter 9. Eco-informed material selection; Chapter 10. Sustainability: living on renewables.
Responsibility: Michael F. Ashby.

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Focuses on the environmental aspects of materials. This book provides coverage of such topics as material consumption and its drivers, the material lifecycle, eco-informed material selection,  Read more...

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