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Sustainability principles and practice

Author: Margaret Robertson
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group : Earthscan from Routledge, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sustainability Principles and Practice gives an accessible and comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary field of sustainability.

The focus is on furnishing solutions and equipping the student with both conceptual understanding and technical skills for the workplace.

Each chapter explores one aspect of the field, first introducing relevant theory and presenting issues, then supplying tools for working toward solutions.

Elements of sustainability are examined piece by piece, and wide coverage ranges over ecosystems, social equity, environmental justice, food, energy, product life cycles, cities, and more.

Techniques for management and measurement as well as case studies from around the world are provided.

Chapters include further reading, discussion questions, and problems to foster quantitative thinking.

The book is supported by a companion website with key website links, detailed reading lists, glossary, and additional case studies, together with numerous projects, research problems, and group activities, all of which focus on real-world problem solving of sustainability issues.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Robertson
ISBN: 9780415840187 041584018X 9780203768747 0203768744
OCLC Number: 878794427
Notes: Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.
Description: XX, 370 pagina's : figuren ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1: Context 1. What Is Sustainability? 2. A Brief History of Sustainability 3. The Biosphere 4. The Human Sphere 5. Putting Sustainability into Practice Part 2: Issues and Solutions 6. Climate 7. Water 8. Ecosystems and Habitat 9. Pollution 10. Energy 11. Food 12. Green Buildings and Sites 13. Livable Cities 14. Products 15. Waste, and Recycling Part 3: Becoming an Agent for Change 16. Working in an Organization 17. Education: Preparing a New Generation to Live Well in a Changing World 18. Working as Agents for Change
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Abstract:

Sustainability Principles and Practice gives an accessible and comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary field of sustainability.

The focus is on furnishing solutions and equipping the student with both conceptual understanding and technical skills for the workplace.

Each chapter explores one aspect of the field, first introducing relevant theory and presenting issues, then supplying tools for working toward solutions.

Elements of sustainability are examined piece by piece, and wide coverage ranges over ecosystems, social equity, environmental justice, food, energy, product life cycles, cities, and more.

Techniques for management and measurement as well as case studies from around the world are provided.

Chapters include further reading, discussion questions, and problems to foster quantitative thinking.

The book is supported by a companion website with key website links, detailed reading lists, glossary, and additional case studies, together with numerous projects, research problems, and group activities, all of which focus on real-world problem solving of sustainability issues.

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Achieving sustainability is the single most important challenge facing humanity, and yet few people realize it. If every student read this text the chances of civilization averting a collapse would Read more...

 
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