Book
xxviii, 570 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 26 cm.
In the last 20 years, there has been a remarkable emergence of innovations and technological advances that are generating promising changes and opportunities for sustainable agriculture, yet at the same time the agricultural sector worldwide faces numerous daunting challenges. Not only is the agricultural sector expected to produce adequate food, fiber, and feed, and contribute to biofuels to meet the needs of a rising global population, it is expected to do so under increasingly scarce natural resources and climate change. Growing awareness of the unintended impacts associated with some agricultural production practices has led to heightened societal expectations for improved environmental, community, labor, and animal welfare standards in agriculture. Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century assesses the scientific evidence for the strengths and weaknesses of different production, marketing, and policy approaches for improving and reducing the costs and unintended consequences of agricultural production. It discusses the principles underlying farming systems and practices that could improve the sustainability. It also explores how those lessons learned could be applied to agriculture in different regional and international settings, with an emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. By focusing on a systems approach to improving the sustainability of U.S. agriculture, this book can have a profound impact on the development and implementation of sustainable farming systems. Toward Sustainable Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century serves as a valuable resource for policy makers, farmers, experts in food production and agribusiness, and federal regulatory agencies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309148962 20160603
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Book
xviii, 292 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Why the Yaqui Valley? An introduction / Pamela Matson and Walter Falcon
  • A brief history of the Yaqui Valley / Ashley Dean
  • Looking for "win-wins" in intensive agriculture / Pamela Matson, Rosamond Naylor, and Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio
  • Ecosystems and land use change in the Yaqui Valley: does agricultural intensification "spare land for nature"? / Pamela Matson and Peter Jewett
  • Linking knowledge with action for sustainable development: A case study of change and effectiveness / Ellen McCullough and Pamela Matson
  • Exploring vulnerability in the Yaqui Valley human-environment system / Pamela Matson, Amy Luers, and Ellen McCullough
  • From wheat to waves and back again: connections between the Yaqui Valley and the Gulf of California / Michael Beman and Amy Luers
  • The Yaqui Valley's agricultural transition to a more open economy / Rosamond Naylor and Walter Falcon
  • Agricultural research and management at the field scale / Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio and David Lobell
  • Nitrogen in the Yaqui Valley: sources, transfers, and consequences / Toby Ahrens ... [et al.]
  • Water resources management in the Yaqui Valley / Gerrit Schoups ... [et al.]
  • Lessons learned / Pamela Matson, Rosamond Naylor, and Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio.
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Book
57 p. : col. ill., maps ; 30 cm.
This update finds that there was a surplus of £2.1 billion across the NHS as a whole in 2012-13, matching that in 2011-12. The financial performance of NHS trusts and foundation trusts should be considered in the context of a period of little to zero growth in funding for NHS services over the last two years and during a period of significant structural change across the NHS. Measured by the total surplus or deficit of hospital trusts, financial performance for the NHS appears stronger in 2012-13 than it did in 2011-12. However, there are signs of increasing pressure. As last year, there was a substantial gap between the trusts with the largest surpluses and those with the largest deficits. When primary care trusts (PCTs) and strategic health authorities are also included, there is a similar variation between local health economies. NHS trusts in difficulty rely on cash support from the Department of Health or non-recurrent local revenue support from strategic health authorities and primary care trusts but this is not a sustainable way of reconciling growing demand with the scale of efficiency gains required within the NHS. At the end of 2012-13, there were still 100 NHS trusts that had not achieved foundation trust status. The risk that NHS trusts will not maintain their planned trajectory to foundation trust status increased substantially in 2012-13. This is a period of major transition for the NHS, as clinical commissioning groups take over from strategic health authorities and PCTs the responsibility for commissioning health services.
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Book
266 pages, [1] p. : ill. ; 22 cm
  • Introduction -- La mort comme hypothèse de travail -- Le fractionnement des âmes -- J'avais atteint l'âge de vingt batailles -- La vie près de la mort -- Le théâtre de l'esprit -- Les lois de la gravité humaine -- Tuer -- Décider sous le feu -- Après le cauchemar -- Intermède -- L'instrument premier -- La force du loup est dans la meute -- Le besoin de victoires -- Pourquoi nous combattons -- Des armes et des hommes -- La fabrique des soldats -- Vie et mort des compétences combattantes.
""Le combat n'est pas un phénomène normal ; c'est un événement extraordinaire et les individus qui y participent ne le font pas de manière "moyenne". La proximité de la mort et la peur qu'elle induit déforment les individus et leur comportement. La répartition des rôles y obéit à une loi de puissance où, entre l'écrasement et la sublimation, beaucoup font peu et peu font beaucoup." Le baptême du feu, c'est le "dépucelage de l'horreur", selon le mot de Louis-Ferdinand Céline. Et c'est bien à l'expérience au combat, cette vie près de la mort, que nous confronte Michel Goya, et ce dans toute son ampleur décider sous le feu, risquer sa vie, tuer, pourquoi et comment on combat. Combattre, c'est évoluer pendant quelques minutes dans un monde étrange régi par ses propres lois. En sortir vivant, c'est se réveiller épuisé, brisé ou exalté, mais toujours transformé. Sous le feu est d'abord une description précise de la manière dont les hommes, individuellement et collectivement, se comportent au combat et par extension en situation de danger extrême. La dépense d'énergie que réclame à chaque pas la progression sous le feu, l'effort pour éviter le danger à tout instant tout en cherchant à accomplir sa mission mettent l'individu dans une tension extrême. À l'appui de son expérience personnelle, de témoignages récents et de nombreux exemples historiques, l'auteur propose une analyse complète, originale et passionnante du comportement des hommes au combat. En un mot, un livre hors du commun."--P. [4] of cover.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xviii, 292 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Why the Yaqui Valley? An introduction / Pamela Matson and Walter Falcon
  • A brief history of the Yaqui Valley / Ashley Dean
  • Looking for "win-wins" in intensive agriculture / Pamela Matson, Rosamond Naylor, and Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio
  • Ecosystems and land-use change in the Yaqui Valley: does agricultural intensification "spare land for nature"? / Pamela Matson and Peter Jewett
  • Linking knowledge with action for sustainable development: A case study of change and effectiveness / Ellen McCullough and Pamela Matson
  • Exploring vulnerability in the Yaqui Valley human-environment system / Pamela Matson, Amy Luers, and Ellen McCullough
  • From wheat to waves and back again: connections between the Yaqui Valley and the Gulf of California / Michael Beman and Amy Luers
  • The Yaqui Valley's agricultural transition to a more open economy / Rosamond Naylor and Walter Falcon
  • Agricultural research and management at the field scale / Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio and David Lobell
  • Nitrogen in the Yaqui Valley: sources, transfers, and consequences / Toby Ahrens [and others]
  • Water resources management in the Yaqui Valley / Gerrit Schoups [and others]
  • Lessons learned / Pamela Matson, Rosamond Naylor, and Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio.
Seeds of Sustainability is a groundbreaking analysis of agricultural development and transitions toward more sustainable management in one region. An invaluable resource for researchers, policymakers, and students alike, it examines new approaches to make agricultural landscapes healthier for both the environment and people. The Yaqui Valley is the birthplace of the Green Revolution and one of the most intensive agricultural regions of the world, using irrigation, fertilizers, and other technologies to produce some of the highest yields of wheat anywhere. It also faces resource limitations, threats to human health, and rapidly changing economic conditions. In short, the Yaqui Valley represents the challenge of modern agriculture: how to maintain livelihoods and increase food production while protecting the environment. Renowned scientist Pamela Matson and colleagues from leading institutions in the U.S. and Mexico spent fifteen years in the Yaqui Valley in Sonora, Mexico addressing this challenge. Seeds of Sustainability represents the culmination of their research, providing unparalleled information about the causes and consequences of current agricultural methods. Even more importantly, it shows how knowledge can translate into better practices, not just in the Yaqui Valley, but throughout the world.
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Book
xxxi, 285 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Does sustainable development lead to sustainability?
  • The sustainable cities manifesto
  • Variations on a "green" theme : overcoming semantics in the sustainability debate
  • Don't pick the low-hanging fruit?
  • From the city to the city-region : the sustainable area budget, rural partnerland, and the sustainability engine
  • The sustainable city game as a game and a tool of urban design
  • Urban dreams of global sustainability
  • The promise and pitfalls of Chattanooga's entrepreneurial "sustainability" strategy
  • Sustainability comes to Okotoks, Alberta
  • Vienna's Westbahnhof sustainable urban implantation-city-as-a-hill
  • The success of SUCCESS : the Chinese village as catalyst of future Chinese sustainable cities
  • The long march to sustainability in China
  • Conclusion taking the road less traveled.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
10 p. ; 28 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
vii, 277 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • The future of environmental ethics / Holmes Rolston III
  • Beyond anthropocentrism / Robin Attfield
  • Foundations of a general ethics : selves, sentient beings, and other responsively cohesive structures / Warwick Fox
  • Darwinism and environmentalism / Brian Garvey
  • The ugly truth : negative aesthetics and environment / Emily Brady
  • The temporal and spatial scales of global climate change and the limits of individualistic and rationalistic ethics / J. Baird Callicott
  • Moral foundations for global environmental and climate justice / Chukwumerije Okereke
  • Aesthetic appreciation of nature and environmentalism / Allen Carlson
  • Climate change and causal inefficacy : why go green when it makes no difference? / James Garvey
  • A reasonable frugality / David Wiggins
  • Carbon trading : unethical, unjust and ineffective? / Simon Caney and Cameron Hepburn
  • Sustainable consumption, climate change and future generations / Dieter Helm
  • Depoliticized environments : the end of nature, climate change and the post-political condition / Erik Swyngedouw.
Environmental questions are among the most pressing and hotly debated of our time. The issues are, in an immediate sense, political and scientific, but one's stance on them also reflects basic philosophical and ethical commitments. For its annual lecture series of 2010-11, The Royal Institute of Philosophy invited a number of distinguished philosophers and environmentalists from a wide range of backgrounds to reflect on their concerns, and this book is based on their lectures.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107696075 20160606
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Book
294 p. : ill. maps ; 25 cm.
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Book
xiv, 157 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 1. Introduction to the Sustainable Built Environment 2. Sustainable Procurement 3. Cost Modelling for Sustainability 4. Sustainable Building Process 5. Sustainable Buildings 6. Low and Zero Carbon Technologies in Buildings 7. Sustainability in Utilities: Water Efficient Sustainable Buildings 8. Environmental Law for the Built Environment and Environmental Impact Assessment 9. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230314443 20160619
The text adopts an interdisciplinary approach to address the huge challenges in creating a sustainable built environment. In a broad survey of critical issues it assesses procurement, cost modelling and management, sustainable buildings, low and zero carbon technologies, sustainability in utilities, and the law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230314443 20160619
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Book
284 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xii, 162 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • PrefaceChapter 1: Is the earth sustainable?1.Changes from which the earth recovers, and changes from which the earth does not2. Mechanisms for recovery3. A massive intervention by humanity into the biosphere4. The flow of materials resulting from "making things"5. What happens if we continue with "business as usual?"Chapter 2: Knowing energy1. Energy is conserved2. What is energy used for?3. Energy degrades4. Improving efficiencyChapter 3: The limit of energy efficiency1. The elementary steps of human activities2. The energy of elementary steps3. The energy of human activitiesChapter 4: Energy conservation in daily life1. The automobile2. Homes and offices3. Power plantsChapter 5: Making things and recycling things1. The theory of recycling2. Recycling that is also energy conservation3. Is it bad to burn waste paper and plastic?Chapter 6: Introduction of renewable energy1. Could intensification of nuclear power be the answer?2. Sunlight3. Hydropower and wind power4. Geothermal and tidesChapter 7: How to make a sustainable earth1. The significance of the Kyoto Protocol2. Vision 2050: a new road to a sustainable earth3. A concrete image for Vision 2050 (1) A three-fold increase in energy use efficiency (2) Construction of a material recycling system (3) Development of renewable energyChapter 8: How will technology and society work together?1. Forming a total infrastructure for circulating materials in society2. Making the market work for sustainability3. Projects for Vision 20504. Rebuilding the relationship between technology and societyPostscript.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9784431094302 20160528
Hiroshi Komiyama's "Vision 2050" is a plan for paving a road to global sustainability. It lays out a path to a sustainable future for humanity that could realistically be achieved by 2050 through the application of science and technology. A prominent Japanese academic and leader in global sustainability, Komiyama draws upon realistic assumptions and solid scientific concepts to create a vision that makes the living standards enjoyed by developed countries today possible for all people by 2050."Vision 2050" is built upon three fundamental principles - increased energy efficiency, recycling, and development of renewable energy sources - and the book argues for the technological potential of all three. Specifically, Komiyama envisions a three-fold increase in overall energy efficiency and a doubling of renewable energy resources by 2050. "Vision 2050: Roadmap for a Sustainable Earth" is written to address the concerned citizen as well as to inspire an exchange of ideas among experts, policy makers, industrial leaders, and the general public.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9784431094302 20160528
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Book
285 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).
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viii, 320 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Sustainable Agriculture * The Modernization of Agriculture * The Environmental and Social Costs of Improvement * Resource-Conserving Technologies and Processes * Local Groups and Institutions for Sustainable Agriculture * External Institutions and Partnerships with Farmers * Linking Process to Impact: The Transition to Sustainable Agriculture * Agriculture Policy Frameworks and Institutional Processes * Policies That Work for Sustainable Agriculture * References * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853831980 20160528
For the past 50 years, the main goal of agriculture has been to increase production at any price, using high amounts of fertilizers and pesticides and intensive industrial methods. This has caused damage to the environment and widespread rural depopulation. This study shows that there is a viable alternative - a form of agriculture which conserves resources, maintains rural employment and minimizes the external costs, without loss of productivity. Using case studies from industrialized and developing countries, the author describes the new technical, institutional and policy options available.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853831980 20160528
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Journal/Periodical
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library, SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
291, [1] p. ; 23 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
366 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Chapter 1: History and Introduction-- Food and Agriculture Through History-- What is Sustainable Agriculture?-- Chapter 2: Systems Analysis of Food and Agriculture Systems-- Introduction-- Classifications of Food and Agriculture Models-- Descriptions of the Selected Agricultural Models-- Indices and Indicators for Sustainable Food and Agriculture-- Chapter 3: Food and Agriculture Resources-- Cultivated Plants-- Terrestrial Animals-- Fisheries and Aquaculture-- Water Resources-- Land Resources-- Forest and Forest Plants-- Energy Resources-- Global Agro-Ecological Zones Assessment-- Chapter 4: Food and Agriculture Technology-- Food and Agriculture Science and Technology Research-- Food and Agriculture Information Systems-- Biotechnology-- Genetic Engineering-- Industrial Agriculture-- Agricultural Mechanisation and Automation-- Food Processing and Preservation-- Food Storage, Distribution and Transportation-- Chapter 5: Food and Agriculture Economics-- Food Demand and Supply-- Food and Agriculture Trade-- Food and Agriculture Policy, Management and Planning-- Food and Agriculture Economics and Financing-- Chapter 6: Food and Agriculture and Society-- Food and Agriculture and Social Development-- Food Quality and Standards-- Food and Agriculture and Human Health-- Food and Agriculture Law and Regulation-- Agricultural Education and Training-- Food Security-- Chapter 7: Food and Agriculture and Global Environment-- Introduction-- Desertification-- Deforestation-- Climate change-- Biodiversity-- Agricultural pollution-- Risks of Genetic Engineering-- Future Global Aspects of Food and Agriculture.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853129377 20160527
Over the past two decades a growing movement has emerged to question the role of the agricultural establishment in promoting practices that contribute to such problems as top soil depletion, groundwater contamination, the decline of family farms, escalating costs of production, and the disintegration of economic and social conditions in rural communities. Now gaining increasing support and acceptance within mainstream agriculture, this movement for sustainable agriculture integrates three main goals - environmental health, economic profitability, and social and economic equity. This text is written for both advanced undergraduate and graduate students in food and agricultural resources, technology and planning and related areas including economics, sociology and environmental studies. It will also be of interest to the many professionals in industries concerned with food and agriculture technology, management and sustainable food and agriculture systems, such as specialists in project management, information systems, systems analysis and simulation of systems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853129377 20160527
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32 p. : col. ill.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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373 p.
A study of sustainable forestry. The author seeks to be both informative and entertaining, and examines sustainable forestry in relation to philosophy, science and economics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781884015168 20160527
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