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Tainter, Joseph A.

Overview
Works: 48 works in 180 publications in 4 languages and 6,457 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Documentary films  Local history  Environmental films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor
Classifications: CB311, 930
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joseph A Tainter
Supply-side sustainability by T. F. H Allen( )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While environmentalists insist that lower rates of consumption of natural resources are essential for a sustainable future, many economists dismiss the notion that resource limits act to constrain modern, creative societies. The conflict between these views tinges political debate at all levels and hinders our ability to plan for the future. Supply-Side Sustainability offers a fresh approach to this dilemma by integrating ecological and social science approaches in an interdisciplinary treatment of sustainability. Written by two ecologists and an anthropologist, this book disc
The way the wind blows : climate, history, and human action( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientists and policymakers are beginning to understand in ever-increasing detail that environmental problems cannot be understood solely through the biophysical sciences. Environmental issues are fundamentally human issues and must be set in the context of social, political, cultural, and economic knowledge. The need both to understand how human beings in the past responded to climatic and other environmental changes and to synthesize the implications of these historical patterns for present-day sustainability spurred a conference of the world's leading scholars on the topic
The collapse of complex societies by Joseph A Tainter( Book )

57 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Any explanation of political collapse carries lessons not just for the study of ancient societies, but for the members of all complex societies in both the present and future. Dr Tainter describes nearly two dozen cases of collapse and reviews more than 2000 years of explanations. He then develops a new and far-reaching theory that accounts for collapse among diverse kinds of societies, evaluating his model and clarifying the processes of disintegration by detailed studies of the Roman, Mayan and Chacoan collapses
Drilling down : the Gulf Oil debacle and our energy dilemma by Joseph A Tainter( )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than a century, oil has been the engine of growth for a society that delivers an unprecedented standard of living to many. We now take for granted that economic growth is good, necessary, and even inevitable, but also feel a sense of unease about the simultaneous growth of complexity in the processes and institutions that generate and manage that growth. As societies grow more complex through the bounty of cheap energy, they also confront problems that seem to increase in number and severity. In this era of fossil fuels, cheap energy and increasing complexity have been in a mutually-r
Ecology, diversity, and sustainability of the Middle Rio Grande Basin by Deborah M Finch( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book synthesizes existing information on the ecology, diversity, human uses, and research needs of the Middle Rio Grande Basin of New Mexico. Divided into nine chapters, the volume begins with reviews of the environmental history and human cultures in the Basin, followed by an analysis of the influences and problems of climate and water. Later chapters focus on ecological processes, environmental changes, management problems, and current conditions in Basin ecosystems identified as being especially susceptible to damage: pinyon-juniper woodlands, grasslands and shrublands, and the riparian bosque of the Rio Grande. Research needs associated with land management problems are identified for each of these ecosystem types. Many interrelated factors, identified here, have contributed to deteriorating environmental conditions in the Basin. Concluding chapters on the belowground ecology of specific Basin ecosystems and on declining populations of native fish species highlight topics in need of further attention. Each chapter seeks to identify studies that can supply information to mitigate environmental problems, rehabilitate ecosystems, and sustain them in light of human values and needs."
Evolving complexity and environmental risk in the prehistoric Southwest : proceedings of the Workshop "Resource Stress, Economic Uncertainty, and Human Response in the Prehistoric Southwest," held February 25-29, 1992, in Santa Fe, NM by Economic Uncertainty, and Human Response in the Prehistoric Southwest" Workshop "Resource Stress( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archeology of the Farmington sector of the Elena Gallegos project( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural resources overview : Mt. Taylor area, New Mexico by Joseph A Tainter( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural resources overview : Central New Mexico by Joseph A Tainter( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breath of Life - Our Future, Our Planet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the wisdom of the people who sustainably live off the land, as this poignant documentary goes on a global journey to get insightful commentaries from the world's greatest scientists. Ponder what we can do to preserve our planet
Archeology of the Albuquerque sector of the Elena Gallegos project( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salvage excavations at the Fowler site : some aspects of the social organization of the Northern Chumash by Joseph A Tainter( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural resources overview, central New Mexico by Joseph A Tainter( )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The archaeological study of social change : Woodland systems in west-central Illinois by Joseph A Tainter( )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural resources on the Lincoln National Forest( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural resources overview : Mt. Taylor area, New Mexico by Joseph A Tainter( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolving Complexity And Environmental Risk In The Prehistoric Southwest by Joseph A Tainter( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tools to manage the past : research priorities for cultural resources management in the southwest by Joseph A Tainter( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The way the wind blows : climate, history, and human actionThe collapse of complex societiesDrilling down : the Gulf Oil debacle and our energy dilemmaEvolving complexity and environmental risk in the prehistoric Southwest : proceedings of the Workshop "Resource Stress, Economic Uncertainty, and Human Response in the Prehistoric Southwest," held February 25-29, 1992, in Santa Fe, NMEvolving complexity and environmental risk in the prehistoric Southwest : proceedings of the [fourth] Workshop "Resource Stress, Economic Uncertainty, and Human Response in the Prehistoric Southwest," held February 25-29, 1992, in Santa Fe, NM
Alternative Names
Joseph Tainter American anthropologist

Joseph Tainter Amerikaans antropoloog

Tainter, Joe

Tainter, Joe 1949-

Tainter, Joseph 1949-

Tainter, Joseph Anthony 1949-

約瑟夫·坦特

Languages
English (143)

Korean (2)

French (2)

Czech (1)