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  • A. Introduction 1. Introduction to the Volume Jeremy L. Caradonna ã B. Historiography of Sustainability 2. Sustainability: A New Historiography Jeremy L. Caradonna ã C. Sustainability, Resilience, and Collapse in Historical Societies 3. What is Sustainable? Some Views from Highlands Papua New Guinea Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart 4. Understanding Sustainability Through History: Resources and Complexity Joseph A. Tainter 5. The Ancient Maya: Sustainability and Collapse? B. L. Turner II ã D. The Roots of Sustainability 6. Sustaining What? Scarcity, Growth, and the Natural Order in the Discourse on Sustainability, 1650-1900 Gareth Dale 7. Eternal Forest, Sustainable Use: The Making of the Term "Nachhaltig" in 17th and 18th-Century Germany Forestry Ulrich Grober 8. The Industrial Revolution: Social Costs and Social Change Emma Griffin 9. Islam and Sustainability: The Norms and the Hindrances Tarik Masud Quadir ã E. The Recent History of Sustainability 10. The US Environmental Movement of the 1960s and 1970s: Building Frameworks of Sustainability Erik W. Johnson and Pierce Greenberg 11. Sustainable Development and the United Nations Iris Borowy 12. The Growth Paradigm: History, Hegemony, and the Contested Making of Economic Growthmanship Matthias Schmelzer 13. A Basis for Systemic Sustainability Measurement: An Update Simon Bell and Stephen Morse 14. Sustainability and the Reframing of the World City Stephen Zavestoski 15. Sustainable Transportation: From Feet to Wheels and Machines and Back to Feet Preston L. Schiller 16. From Hydrology to Hydrosociality: Historiography of Waters in India Jenia Mukherjee 17. Sustainable Architecture: A Short History Vandana Baweja 18. Sustainability Studies in Higher Education Teresa Sabol Spezio ã F. Core Issues and Key Debates on Sustainability 19. Climate Change and Its Histories Herve Le Treut and Claire Weill 20. The Problem of Economic Growth Richard Heinberg 21. From (Strong) Sustainability to Degrowth: A Philosophical and Historical Reconstruction Barbara Muraca and Ralf Doering 22. Sustainability Beyond Growth: Toward an Ethics of Flourishing John R. Ehrenfeld 23. Business, Sustainability, and the Bottom of the Pyramid Ana Maria Peredo 24. At the Crossroads: Sustainability and the Twilight of the Modern World John A. Robinson and David Maggs 25. Rethinking the History of Agriculture with Sustainability in Mind Jeremy L. Caradonna 26. The Gene Revolution and the Future of Agriculture Thierry Vrain.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138685796 20180213
The Routledge Handbook of the History of Sustainability is a far-reaching survey of the deep and contemporary history of sustainability. This innovative resource will help to define the history of sustainability as an identifiable field. It provides a unique resource for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and scholars, and delivers essential context for understanding the current state and future path of the sustainability movement.ã The history of sustainability is an increasingly important domain within the discipline of history, which draws on an interdisciplinary set of fields, ranging from energy studies, transportation, and urbanism to environmental history, economics, and philosophy. Key sections in this handbook cover the historiography of sustainability, resilience and collapse in historical societies, the deep roots of sustainability (seventeenth century to nineteenth century), the recent history of sustainability (twentieth century to present), and core issues and key debates in sustainability. This handbook is an invaluable research and teaching tool for those interested in the history and development of sustainability and an essential resource for the many sustainability studies programs that now exist in the world's universities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138685796 20180213
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  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138690837 20170612
The Dictionary of Sustainability provides clear and accurate definitions of the extensive vocabulary that has developed in this emerging and interdisciplinary field, saving considerable time from searching through the massive quantity of information of differing degrees of quality that is available through the Internet. Providing authoritative definitions of standard terms used by scholars and practitioners it provides a clear and thorough conceptual framework and ensures those delving into topics for the first time, or returning to them, can quickly find what they need. It also contains careful use of cross-references, and includes several expanded entries to provide readers with nuanced understanding of important topics. The dictionary will be essential reading for all students studying sustainability topics, as well as a handy reference for practitioners wanting to make a sustainable difference in the workplace.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138690837 20170612
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1 online resource (166 pages)
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  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138690820 20180521
The Dictionary of Sustainability provides clear and accurate definitions of the extensive vocabulary that has developed in this emerging and interdisciplinary field, saving considerable time from searching through the massive quantity of information of differing degrees of quality that is available through the Internet. Providing authoritative definitions of standard terms used by scholars and practitioners it provides a clear and thorough conceptual framework and ensures those delving into topics for the first time, or returning to them, can quickly find what they need. It also contains careful use of cross-references, and includes several expanded entries to provide readers with nuanced understanding of important topics. The dictionary will be essential reading for all students studying sustainability topics, as well as a handy reference for practitioners wanting to make a sustainable difference in the workplace. ã .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138690820 20180521
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xix, 148 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface Introduction * Environmental Sustainability: The Art and Science... * Defining the Challenge * Sustainability Theory * The Definition Problem * Sustainability Models * Weak Versus Strong Sustainability * Embracing the Environmental * Assessing Environmental Sustainability: The Challenge ... 2.1 The Assessment Question 2.2 Environmental Impact Analysis 2.3 Strategic Environmental Assessment 2.4 Environmental Sustainability Assessment 2.5 Assessment Indicators * Sustainability Indicators * Prediction, Uncertainty and Environmental Sustainability ... 3.1 Uncertainty and Time 3.2 Precaution and Environmental Sustainability 3.3 Prediction as Process 3.4 Event Tree Analysis * Introducing the Future ... * The Science of the Future * Forecasting Preliminaries * Considering the Long-term * Prospective Analysis * Visioning the Future * Methodological Approaches ... 5.1 Exploring Sustainable Futures 5.2 A Typology of Method 5.2.1 Qualitative Forecasting Methods 5.2.2 Quantitative Forecasting Methods * Geospatial Solutions ... 6.1 Technique and Technology 6.2 Constructing Spatial Models 6.3 Decision Analytics 6.3.1 Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis 6.4 Crafting the Geospatial Solution * Scenarios and Uncertainty ... 7.1 The Scenario Concept 7.2 Scenario Development 7.3 Uncertainty Revisited 7.4 Scenario Planning and Visioning * Sustainability Strategies ... 8.1 The Challenge of Change 8.2 Resilience Planning 8.3 Policies and Prescriptions 8.4 Examples From The Field 8.5 Monitoring Sustainability.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498716604 20170403
This book explores the challenges of presenting sustainability as a more actionable or practical concept and identifying approaches that might offer useful assistance in addressing the temporal and spatial representation of sustainability. The underlying premise of this book is that sustainability is a state realized in the future. In that future there is a geographic arrangement of society and economy that agrees with its environmental setting. This future perspective introduces a little examined subject area that can lend significant content to the sustainability challenge: Futures Research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498716604 20170403
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1 online resource (817 pages) : illustrations.
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  • 1. Background and purpose 2. A brief history of sustainability as a concept in the Arctic and beyond 3. ICARP II Science Plans: Reflection and assessment 4. Progress in Arctic Sustainability Research 1: Theoretical developments in Arctic sustainability science 5. Progress in Arctic sustainability research 2: Methodological advances 6. Progress in Arctic sustainability research 3: Sustainability Indicators 7. Different spatial scales - global, national, regional, local - and their interconnections with Arctic and non-Arctic regions 8. Agenda 2025: Perspectives on gaps and future research priorities in Arctic sustainability research.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138088306 20171121
The Arctic is one of the world's regions most affected by cultural, socio-economic, environmental, and climatic changes. Over the last two decades, scholars, policymakers, extractive industries, governments, intergovernmental forums, and non-governmental organizations have turned their attention to the Arctic, its peoples, resources, and to the challenges and benefits of impending transformations. Arctic sustainability is an issue of increasing concern as well as the resilience and adaptation of Arctic societies to changing conditions. This book offers key insights into the history, current state of knowledge and the future of sustainability, and sustainable development research in the Arctic. Written by an international, interdisciplinary team of experts, it presents a comprehensive progress report on Arctic sustainability research. It identifies key knowledge gaps and provides salient recommendations for prioritizing research in the next decade. Arctic Sustainability Research will appeal to researchers, academics, and policymakers interested in sustainability science and the practices of sustainable development, as well as those working in polar studies, climate change, political geography, and the history of science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138088306 20171121
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xi, 198 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Introduction to Environmental Sustainability Issues in the South Texas-Mexico Border Region.- Pollution and Lifestyle Causes of Asthma and Allergies among School Children of Tamaulipas, Mexico in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region.- Environmental Health Indicators for the Border Region between South Texas and Northeastern Mexico.- Characterization of Ultrafine Particles and Other Vehicular Pollutants near an International Bridge in United States - Mexico Border Region.- Evaluating the Impacts of Emissions and Global Temperature Perturbations on Air Quality in South and Central Texas.- Manufacture and Physical Characterization of Wood-Derived Activated Carbon from South Texas Mesquite for Environmental Applications.- Assessment of Nutrient and Heavy Metal Levels in Manadas Creek, an Urban Tributary of the Rio Grande in Laredo, Texas.- Antimony and Arsenic Isotope Distribution in a Semi-Arid Creek during the Wet Season.- Characterization of Brackish Groundwater Desalination Concentrate Discharge Impacts on Water Quality in a Texas Coastal Area.- Evaluation of Hydraulic Residence Time Distribution (RTD) Characterization and Monitoring in a Constructed Channel Wetland in South Texas.- Recovery of Aquaculture Treatment Constructed Wetlands Function after Prolonged Flood Inundation Events in South Texas.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789400771215 20160612
Environmental sustainability issues in a fragile, semi-arid region and its coastal area, which experience climate changes from extreme drought conditions to the effects of hurricanes over a period of weeks to years, provide specific challenges for the ecosystems and the populations existing within the region. The research presented focuses on the problems and some solutions specific to the South Texas-Mexico border region, on both sides of the Rio Grande, focusing on water and air pollution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789400771215 20160612
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1 online resource (222 pages) : illustrations
"A compelling analysis of the meaning of sustainability and development of the modern concept... Well researched and written... I recommend it to all environmentally-minded readers." - Paul Fitzpatrick, Green World From diets to economic growth, everything these days has to be `sustainable'. But the word's currency should not obscure its origins: sustainability is an age-old aspiration; a concept deeply rooted in human culture. Though in danger of abuse and overuse today, it can still be recovered from its present inflationary coinage. In clear and thought-provoking terms, Ulrich Grober reassesses the concept of sustainability using a range of fascinating historical instances of its application. He considers the vision of men such as Hans Carl von Carlowitz, credited with having first formulated the three pillars of sustainability: environmental equilibrium, economic security and social justice. The journey takes in Francis of Assisi`s thirteenth-century Canticle of the Sun, as well as Greek philosophers and Enlightenment scholars. Whether in the court of Louis XIV or the silver mines of Saxony, Grober reveals that sustainability is always born of crisis and yet also marks the birth of a new awareness, a realisation that the planet we live on has to be sustained and preserved for future generations. This book offers a historically rich and nuanced introduction to a concept that could not be of more pressing importance for the twenty-first century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857840462 20180530
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1 online resource (222 pages) : illustrations
"A compelling analysis of the meaning of sustainability and development of the modern concept... Well researched and written... I recommend it to all environmentally-minded readers." - Paul Fitzpatrick, Green World From diets to economic growth, everything these days has to be `sustainable'. But the word's currency should not obscure its origins: sustainability is an age-old aspiration; a concept deeply rooted in human culture. Though in danger of abuse and overuse today, it can still be recovered from its present inflationary coinage. In clear and thought-provoking terms, Ulrich Grober reassesses the concept of sustainability using a range of fascinating historical instances of its application. He considers the vision of men such as Hans Carl von Carlowitz, credited with having first formulated the three pillars of sustainability: environmental equilibrium, economic security and social justice. The journey takes in Francis of Assisi`s thirteenth-century Canticle of the Sun, as well as Greek philosophers and Enlightenment scholars. Whether in the court of Louis XIV or the silver mines of Saxony, Grober reveals that sustainability is always born of crisis and yet also marks the birth of a new awareness, a realisation that the planet we live on has to be sustained and preserved for future generations. This book offers a historically rich and nuanced introduction to a concept that could not be of more pressing importance for the twenty-first century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857840462 20180530
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xiv, 256 p. ; 21 cm.
In this provocative call for a new ecological politics, William Ophuls starts from a radical premise: "sustainability" is impossible. We are on an industrial Titanic, fueled by rapidly depleting stocks of fossil hydrocarbons. Making the deck chairs from recyclable materials and feeding the boilers with biofuels is futile. In the end, the ship is doomed by the laws of thermodynamics and by the implacable biological and geological limits that are already beginning to pinch. Ophuls warns us that we are headed for a postindustrial future that, however technologically sophisticated, will resemble the preindustrial past in many important respects. With Plato's Revenge, Ophuls, author of Ecology and the Politics of Scarcity, envisions political and social transformations that will lead to a new natural-law politics based on the realities of ecology, physics, and psychology. In a discussion that ranges widely -- from ecology to quantum physics to Jungian psychology to Eastern religion to Western political philosophy -- Ophuls argues for an essentially Platonic politics of consciousness dedicated to inner cultivation rather than outward expansion and the pursuit of perpetual growth. We would then achieve a way of life that is materially and institutionally simple but culturally and spiritually rich, one in which humanity flourishes in harmony with nature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262525282 20160606
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  • Preface -- List of Figures and Tables -- List of Acronyms -- 1. An Unfinished Foundation: The Global Environment and the Four Pillars of the UN System -- 2. Law among Nations, Development within Them: Origins and Growth of the UN's Environmental Framework -- 3. The Limits of Law and Development and the Case for Peace and Rights -- 4. The Dignity and Worth of People in Nature: Strengthening Environmental Human Rights -- 5. Greening the Response to the Scourge of War: Environment, Resources, Conflict and Peace -- 6. A Stronger Foundation for Global Environmental Governance Notes -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190232856 20160618
Why is the United Nations not more effective on global environmental challenges? The UN Charter mandates the global organization to seek four noble aspirations: international peace and security, rule of law among nations, human rights for all people, and social progress through development. On environmental issues, however, the UN has understood its charge much more narrowly: it works for "better law between nations" and "better development within them." This approach treats peace and human rights as unrelated to the world's environmental problems, despite a large body of evidence to the contrary. In this path-breaking book, a leading scholar of global environmental governance critiques the UN's failure to use its mandates on human rights and peace as tools in its environmental work. The book traces the institutionalization and performance of the UN's "law and development" framework and the parallel silence on rights and peace. Despite some important gains, the traditional approach is failing for some of world's most pressing and contentious environmental challenges, and has lost most of the political momentum it once enjoyed. The disastrous "Rio+20" Summit laid this fact bare, as assembled governments failed to find meaningful agreement on any of the most pressing issues. By not treating the environment as a human rights issue, the UN fails to mobilize powerful tools for accountability in the face of pollution and resource degradation. And by ignoring the conflict potential around natural resources and environmental protection efforts, the UN misses opportunities to transform the destructive cycle of violence and vulnerability around resource extraction. The book traces the history of the UN's traditional approach, maps its increasingly apparent limits, and suggests needed reforms. Detailed case histories for each of the four mandate domains flag several promising initiatives, while identifying barriers to transformation. Its core implication: the UN's environmental efforts require not just a managerial reorganization but a conceptual revolution-one that brings to bear the full force of the organization's mandate. Peacebuilding, conflict sensitivity, rights-based frameworks, and accountability mechanisms can be used to enhance the UN's environmental effectiveness and legitimacy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190232856 20160618
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xiii, 532 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Humanity faces immense hurdles as it struggles to define the path toward a sustainable future. The multiple components of sustainability, all of which demand attention, make understanding the very concept of sustainability itself a challenge. Information about whether global agriculture can be made sustainable, for example, or calculations of the global need for water are useless unless we understand how these issues connect to each other and to other components of sustainability. In this book, experts engage in an extended dialogue concerning these linkages, arguing for a comprehensive view of sustainability. They emphasize the constraints imposed by the relationships among the components--for example, how the need for clean, easily accessible water intersects with the need for the energy required to provide it--and distinguish those constraints that may pose severe limitations on humanity's future from those of less concern. The book also highlights areas for future research and debate.Linkages of Sustainability urges a transformation in the way we view sustainability--a transformation that is necessary if we are to plan responsibly for a more sustainable world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262013581 20160603
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