The Invention of Sustainability

The Invention of Sustainability


  • Author: Paul Warde
  • Release Date : 2018-06-12
  • Genre: Nature
  • File Size: 6104492 Bytes


The issue of sustainability, and the idea that economic growth and development might destroy its own foundations, is one of the defining political problems of our era. This ground breaking study traces the emergence of this idea, and demonstrates how sustainability was closely linked to hopes for growth, and the destiny of expanding European states, from the sixteenth century. Weaving together aspirations for power, for economic development and agricultural improvement, and ideas about forestry, climate, the sciences of the soil and of life itself, this book sets out how new knowledge and metrics led people to imagine both new horizons for progress, but also the possibility of collapse. In the nineteenth century, anxieties about sustainability, often...

The Invention of Nature
Score: 4.5
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The Invention of Nature


  • Author: Andrea Wulf
  • Release Date : 2015-09-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • File Size: 52303230 Bytes


The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created modern environmentalism.NATIONAL BEST SELLEROne of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the YearWinner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, The James Wright Award for Nature Writing, the Costa Biography Award, the Royal Geographic Society's Ness Award, the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing AwardFinalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, the Kirkus Prize Prize for Nonfiction, the Independent Bookshop Week Book AwardA Best Book of the Year: The New York Times, The Atlantic, ...

The Invention of Sustainability

The Invention of Sustainability


  • Author : Paul Warde
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-07-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107151147


The Invention of Sustainability Book Description :

A ground breaking study of how sustainability became a social and political problem, and how to think about it today....

Social Sustainability  Past and Future

Social Sustainability Past and Future


  • Author : Sander van der Leeuw
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108498692


Social Sustainability Past and Future Book Description :

A novel, integrated approach to understanding long-term human history, viewing it as the long-term evolution of human information-processing. This title is also available as Open Access....

Topic Driven Environmental Rhetoric

Topic Driven Environmental Rhetoric


  • Author : Derek G. Ross
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-02-24
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315442020


Topic Driven Environmental Rhetoric Book Description :

Common topics and commonplaces help develop arguments and shape understanding. When used in argumentation, they may help interested parties more effectively communicate valuable information. The purpose of this edited collection on topics of environmental rhetoric is to fill gaps in scholarship related to specific, targeted, topical communication tactics. The chapters in this collection address four overarching areas of common topics in technical communication and environmental rhetoric: framing, place, risk and uncertainty, and sustainability. In addressing these issues, this collection offers insights for students and scholars of rhetoric, as well as for environmental communication practitioners looking for a more nuanced understanding of how topic...

Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Product Design

Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Product Design


  • Author : Jonathan Chapman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-05-08
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317435921


Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Product Design Book Description :

As a cultivated form of invention, product design is a deeply human phenomenon that enables us to shape, modify and alter the world around us – for better or worse. The recent emergence of the sustainability imperative in product design compels us to recalibrate the parameters of good design in an unsustainable age. Written by designers, for designers, the Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Product Design presents the first systematic overview of the burgeoning field of sustainable product design. Brimming with intelligent viewpoints, critical propositions, practical examples and rich theoretical analyses, this book provides an essential point of reference for scholars and practitioners at the intersection of product design and sustainability. The b...

Renewable Energy Systems from Biomass

Renewable Energy Systems from Biomass


  • Author : Vladimir Strezov
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-16
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498767910


Renewable Energy Systems from Biomass Book Description :

New innovations are needed for the invention of more efficient, affordable, sustainable and renewable energy systems, as well as for the mitigation of climate change and global environmental issues. In response to a fast-growing interest in the realm of renewable energy, Renewable Energy Systems: Efficiency, Innovation and Sustainability identifies a need to synthesize relevant and up-to-date information in a single volume. This book describes a systems approach to renewable energy, including technological, political, economic, social and environmental viewpoints, as well as policies and benefits. This unique and concise text, encompassing all aspects of the field in a single source, focuses on truly promising innovative and affordable renewable ener...

Sustainability Science

Sustainability Science


  • Author : Per Becker
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2014-07-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780444627292


Sustainability Science Book Description :

A new, holistic transdisciplinary endeavour born in the 21st century, Sustainability Science: Managing Risk and Resilience for Sustainable Development aims to provide conceptual and practical approaches to sustainable development that help us to grasp and address uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity and dynamic change. Four aspects that permeate our contemporary world and undermine much of our traditional ways of thinking and doing. The concepts of risk and resilience are central in this endeavour to explain, understand and improve core challenges of humankind. Sustainability and sustainable development are increasingly important guiding principles across administrative levels, functional sectors and scientific disciplines. Policymakers, practitioners ...

Green Metropolis
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

Green Metropolis


  • Author : David Owen
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-09-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1101140313


Green Metropolis Book Description :

Look out for David Owen's next book, Where the Water Goes. A challenging, controversial, and highly readable look at our lives, our world, and our future. Most Americans think of crowded cities as ecological nightmares, as wastelands of concrete and garbage and diesel fumes and traffic jams. Yet residents of compact urban centers, Owen shows, individually consume less oil, electricity, and water than other Americans. They live in smaller spaces, discard less trash, and, most important of all, spend far less time in automobiles. Residents of Manhattan—the most densely populated place in North America—rank first in public-transit use and last in percapita greenhouse-gas production, and they consume gasoline at a rate that the country as a whole has...

Green Engineering

Green Engineering


  • Author : Riadh Habash
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351650700


Green Engineering Book Description :

This is a primary text project that combines sustainability development with engineering entrepreneurship and design to present a transdisciplinary approach to modern engineering education. The book is distinguished by extensive descriptions of concepts in sustainability, its principles, and its relevance to environment, economy, and society. It can be read by all engineers regardless of their disciplines as well as by engineering students as they would be future designers of products and systems. This book presents a flexible organization of knowledge in various fields, which allows to be used as a text in a number of courses including for example, engineering entrepreneurship and design, engineering innovation and leadership, and sustainability in ...