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xvii, 233 p.
  • pt. 1. World in macroshift
  • pt. 2. The new imperatives
  • pt. 3. The way ahead.
Navigating the Transformation to a Sustainable World offers practical, easy-to-understand information on all essential aspects of the contemporary world - from its problems and dangers to its opportunities and possibilities. Empowers readers to work towards positive change showing that anyone who is capable of comprehending the basic features of our situation also has the power to bring about constructive change in that situation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781576751633 20160528
xxxv, 562 p. : ill., maps.
  • Globalization and biogeochemical cycles.- The role of biogeochemical cycles in global ecodynamics.- Numerical modeling of global carbon change.- Modeling the interactive cycles of greenhouse gases and other chemicals.- Monitoring the cycles of chemical substances in the environment.- Multi-dimensional analysis of interactivity between global ecodynamics and the Arctic Basin.- Nature-society system and climate, its interactive component.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540754398 20160605
This book presents a new approach to the study of global environmental changes that have unfavorable implications for people and other living systems. The book benefits from the accumulation of knowledge from different sciences. Basic global problems of the nature-society system dynamics are considered. The book aims to develop a universal information technology to estimate the state of environmental subsystems functioning under various climatic and anthropogenic conditions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540754398 20160605
v-x, 194 p.
[v]-xii, [4]-247 p.
xviii, 317 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Preface-- Fossil Fuel Depletion and Climate Change-- Peak Oil -- Peak Economy-- Peak Oil -- Peak Empire-- Peak America -- Is Our Time Up?-- Peak Technology and the Private Car-- Peak Technology and Electric Power-- Corporations, Media and Disinformation-- Plan C -- Curtailment and Community-- Post-Peak -- Change Starts with Us-- The Energy Impact of Buildings-- The Smart Jitney -- Rapid, Realistic Transport-- Food, Feed, Fuel and CO2-- Food, Health and Survival-- Changing Practices-- Kicking the Media Habit-- Localisation-- Reviving and Renewing Community-- Conclusion-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780865716070 20160528
Concerns over climate change and energy depletion are increasing exponentially. Mainstream solutions still assume a panacea that will cure our climate ills without requiring any serious modification to our way of life. "Plan C" explores the risks inherent in trying to continue our energy-intensive lifestyle. Using dirtier fossil fuels ("Plan A") or switching to renewable energy sources (Plan B) allows people to remain complacent in the face of potential global catastrophe. Dramatic lifestyle change is the only way to begin to create a sustainable, equitable world. The converging crises of Peak Oil, Climate Change and increasing inequity are presented in a clear, concise manner, as are the twin solutions of community (where co-operation replaces competition) and curtailment (deliberately reducing consumption of consumer goods).This book shows how each person's individual choices can dramatically reduce CO2 emissions. It offers specific strategies in the areas of food, transportation and housing. One chapter analyses the decimation of the Cuban economy when the USSR stopped oil exports in 1990, and provides an inspiring vision for a low energy way of living. "Plan C" is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in living a lower-energy, saner, more sustainable lifestyle.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780865716070 20160528
xiii, 244 p. : ill.
  • Urban metabolism: defining a field
  • Industrial ecology: a metaphor for sustainable development
  • Urban metabolism: resource consumption of cities
  • Intellectual foundations and key insights
  • Industrial ecology: a framework
  • Industrial ecology: a framework of tools and practices
  • Industrial ecology tools applied to urban resource management
  • Sustainable urban systems
  • Green urban policies and development
  • Urban typologies: prospects and indicators
  • Complexity and dynamics of urban systems
  • Integrated approaches to sustainable urban metabolism
  • Mapping and assessing urban metabolism
  • Urban metabolism in practice: case studies from the developed world
  • The challenge of urban metabolism in a developing context.
xxv, 307 p. : ill., maps.
  • Scale matters : rethinking planning approaches across jurisdictional and sectoral boundaries / Cheryl K. Contant and Karen Leone de Nie
  • The megalopolis, the blue banana, and global economic integration zones in European planning thought / Andres Faludi
  • Spatial planning in Asia : planning and developing megacities and megaregions / Jiawen Yang
  • Identifying megaregions in the United States : implications for infrastructure investment / Catherine L. Ross and Myungje Woo
  • Megaregions or megasprawls? : issues of density, urban design, and quality growth / Tridib Banerjee
  • Megapolitan America : defining and applying a new geography / Robert E. Lang and Arthur C. Nelson
  • The imperative of growth, the rhetoric of sustainability : the divergence of the ecoregion and the global megaregion / Scott Campbell
  • Mobility in the megaregion / Catherine L. Ross, Jason Barringer, and Adjo A. Amekudzi
  • Investing in megaregion transportation systems : institutional challenges and opportunities / William D. Ankner and Michael D. Meyer
  • Social equity and the challenge of distressed places / Norman Fainstein and Susan S. Fainstein
  • Novel spatial formats : megaregions and global intercity geographies / Saskia Sassen
  • Governing American metropolitan areas : spatial policy and regional governance / Myron Orfield and Thomas F. Luce, Jr
  • The megaregion and the future of American planning / Catherine L. Ross and Jessica L.H. Doyle.
xii, 251 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps.
  • pt. 1. Measuring food insecurity and assessing the sustainability of global food systems, workshop one
  • pt. 2. Exploring sustainable solutions for increasing global food supplies, workshop two.


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