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Sustainable materials : without the hot air

Author: Julian M Allwood; Jonathan M Cullen
Publisher: Cambridge : UIT Cambridge, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised and upgraded editionView all editions and formats
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"Materials, transformed from natural resources into the buildings, equipment, vehicles and goods that underpin our remarkable lifestyle, are made with amazing efficiency. But our growing demand is not sustainable. This optimistic and richly-informed book evaluates all the options and explains how we can greatly reduce the amount of material demanded and used in manufacturing, while still meeting everyone's needs."
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julian M Allwood; Jonathan M Cullen
ISBN: 9781906860301 1906860300
OCLC Number: 927101209
Notes: "A revised and upgraded edition of Sustainable materials with both eyes open (UIT Cambridge, 2012)"--Title page verso.
"Making buildings, vehicles and products efficiently and with less new material."--Cover.
Description: 405 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. The World of Materials. 1. Material wealth and health --
2. Scale, uncertainty and estimation --
3. Our uses of steel and aluminium --
4. Metal journeys --
5. Energy and emissions --
6. Where does the money go? ; Part II. With One Eye Open. 7. Energy efficiency --
8. Opportunities for capturing heat --
9. Novel process routes --
10. Carbon sequestration --
11. Future energy use and emissions ; Part III. With Both Eyes Open. 12. Using less metal by design --
13. Reducing yield losses --
14. Diverting manufacturing scrap --
15. Re-using metal components --
16. Longer life products --
17. Reducing final demand --
18. Options for change --
19. Future energy use and emissions ; Part IV. Other Materials. 20. Cement --
21. Plastic --
22. Paper ; Part V. Creating A Sustainable Material Future. 23. Business activity evaluation --
24. The influence of policy --
25. The actions of individuals --
26. Half as much for twice as long.
Other Titles: Sustainable materials with both eyes open.
Responsibility: Julian M. Allwood, Jonathan M. Cullen ; with Mark A. Carruth, Daniel R. Cooper, Martin McBrien, Rachel L. Milford, Muiris C. Moynihan, Alexandra CH Patel.

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"An excellent book ... the message is clear and convincing: We can't go on using materials the way we have been for the past 150 years, but fortunately, we don't have to. We can meet the world's Read more...

 
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