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Sustainability unpacked : food, energy and water for resilient environments and societies

Author: Kristiina A Vogt
Publisher: London ; Washington, DC : Earthscan, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Food, water and energy form some of the basic elements of sustainability considerations. This ground-breaking book examines and decodes these elements, exploring how a range of countries make decisions regarding their energy and bio-resource consumption and procurement. The authors consider how these choices impact not only the societies and environments of those countries, but the world in general.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristiina A Vogt
ISBN: 9781844079001 1844079007 9781844079018 1844079015
OCLC Number: 551197611
Description: xxi, 305 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Sustainability: clues for positive societal and ecosystem change --
Learning from the past: why societies collapsed or survived --
Today: decoding country resource stories --
Fossil energy endowments and externalities --
Forests: the backbone and circulatory system for human societies --
The soil and water connection to food: adapt, mitigate or die --
The future: climate change as a global driver impacting sustainability --
Where the past and future meet: soils or the unseen earth that nurtures societies --
The ultimate constraint to human sustainability: solar income --
Debunking sustainability myths --
Portfolio for managing natural and human capital --
Sustainable ecosystems: investments in human and natural capital --
Final thoughts on sustainability unpacked.
Responsibility: Kristiina A. Vogt [and others].

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