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Sustainability science

Author: Bert de Vries
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sustainable development is becoming the guiding principle for the twenty-first century. This textbook surveys the key concepts, models and findings of various scientific disciplines concerning major  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bert de Vries
ISBN: 9781107005884 1107005884 9780521184700 0521184703
OCLC Number: 841250442
Description: xvii, 590 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The systems dynamics perspective --
In search of sustainability : past civilizations --
The world in the past 300 years : the great acceleration --
Sustainability: concerns and definitions --
Quality of life : on values, knowledge and worldviews --
Energy fundamentals --
On knowledge and models --
Ecosystems --
Human populations and human behaviour --
Agro-food systems --
Renewable resources : water, fish and forest --
Non-renewable resources : the industrial economy --
Towards a sustainable economy --
Outlook on the futures --
Glossary --
References.
Responsibility: Bert J.M. de Vries, Utrecht University.

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