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Society and the environment : pragmatic solutions to ecological issues

Author: Michael S Carolan
Publisher: Boulder : Westview Press, ©2013.
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A new way to understand global environmental issues, emphasizing the interaction between the social and material worlds in order to expand students' sociological imagination and to illustrate possible solutions.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2012040677
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael S Carolan
ISBN: 0813345952 9780813345956
OCLC Number: 830814114
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 329 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Brief Table of Contents; Expanded Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: Individuals, Societies, and Pragmatic Environmentalism; Part I: Living in a Material World; 2 Greenhouse Gases: Warmer Isn't Better; 3 Waste: Our Sinks Are Almost Sunk; 4 Biodiversity: Society Wouldn't Exist Without It; 5 Water: There's No Substitute; Part II: At the Intersection of Ecology and Society; 6 Population: A Problem of Quantity or Quality?; 7 Transportation: Beyond Air Pollution; 8 Food: From Farm to Fork; 9 Energy Production: Our Sun-ny Prospects. Part III: Organizing a Sustainable Society10 Political Economy: Making Markets Fair and Sustainable; 11 Governance: Biases and Blind Spots; 12 Inequality and Growth: Prosperity for All; Part IV: Shifting the Focus to Results; 13 From Our Beliefs to Our Behaviors: Pragmatic Environmentalism in Action; Glossary; References; Index.
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