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xx, 376 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
"Human life has been repeatedly transformed by certain key technologies, each of which has triggered a profound metamorphosis. The fabrication of weapons, the mastery of fire, and the technologies of clothing and shelter transformed the human body, enabling us to walk upright, shed our body hair, and migrate out of tropical Africa into temperate climates. Symbolic communication changed human evolution from a slow biological process into a fast cultural process. Food production transformed the relationship between humanity and the environment, and with technologies of interaction led to the birth of civilization. Precision machinery, developed to build accurate clocks, spawned the industrial revolution and the rise of nation-states; and in the next metamorphosis, the rise of digital technologies may well lead to the birth of a global civilization. Synthesizing the findings of primatology, paleontology, archeology, history, and anthropology, Richard Currier reinterprets and retells the modern narrative of human evolution that began with the discovery of Lucy and other Australopithecus fossils. But the same forces that allowed us to integrate technology into every aspect of our daily lives have also brought us to the brink of planetary catastrophe. Unbound explains both how we got here and how human society must be transformed again to achieve a sustainable future. "-- Provided by publisher.
"Synthesizing the findings of primatology, paleontology, archeology, history, and anthropology, Richard Currier reinterprets and retells the modern narrative of human evolution that began with the discovery of Lucy and other Australopithecus fossils. But the same forces that allowed us to integrate technology into every aspect of our daily lives have also brought us to the brink of planetary catastrophe. Unbound explains both how we got here and how human society must be transformed again to achieve a sustainable future"-- Provided by publisher.
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2 v. (xiv, 886 p.) : ill. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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2 v. (1,444 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm
Green Library
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68 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
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xix, 208 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction Chapter 1: Value: How Environmental Sustainability Strengthens Historic Sites and Museums Chapter 2: Starting to go Green: Making Choices-- Facilitating Change Chapter 3: Energy Choices Chapter 4: Environmental Sustainability in Collections Care Chapter 5: Rediscovering Connections: Buildings, Land & Water, Plants & Agriculture, and Animals Chapter 6: Sharing These Connections: Historic Interpretation and Community Engagement Chapter 7: Materials: What Comes-- What Goes-- What Gets Transformed Chapter 8: Sustainability Policies and Planning Chapter 9: Creating Our Future Conclusion: Sustainable Stewardship: What Business-as-Usual Should Look Like About the Author.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780759124431 20160618
Environmental Sustainability at Historic Sites and Museums details how to go green at every level of your organization. From one of the leading experts in the sustainability practices in museums, this book explains how engaging in sustainable practices will benefit not only the planet, but also the people you serve, your programs and even your profits. To demonstrate this, Sutton provides case studies from museums at the forefront of the green movement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780759124431 20160618
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358 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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xv, 511 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
East Asia Library
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viii, 239 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • Perceptions of the contributors / Marie-Theres Albert
  • Introductory reflections
  • Mission and vision of sustainability discourses in heritage studies / Marie-Theres Albert
  • Culture in moving the MDGs to the post-2015 development agenda : some reflections on the role of living heritage for sustainable development / Minja Yang
  • Sustainability in the World Heritage Convention : the making of a policy framework / Francesco Bandarin
  • II. History and documents
  • Natural heritage and sustainable development : a realistic option or wishful thinking? / Barbara Engels
  • The landscape approach : a global context for sustainability / Mechtild Rössler
  • Sustainable development and intangible cultural heritage : integrating culture into development / Shina Erlewein
  • III. Paradigms
  • From mitigation to adaptation : a new heritage paradigm for the Anthropocene / Giovanni Boccardi
  • Social sustainability of the historic urban landscape / Michael Turner
  • Urban heritage and sustainable development in South Asia : a plea for a heritage-aware approach / Jyoti Hosagrahar
  • IV. Content
  • Recognition of indigenous peoples : sacred natural sites and the cultural dimension of sustainable development / Robert Rode
  • Culture, heritage and solidarity in the context of sustainable development / Manuel Peters
  • V. Theory, methods and practices
  • Disciplinary and epistemological perceptions
  • Cultural landscapes : heritage preservation as a foundation for sustainable regional development / Joaquim Sabaté, Mark Warren
  • A reflection on methodological approaches in assessing and implementing social sustainability in historical public spaces / Solmaz Yadollahi
  • The social function of cultural heritage : conservation practices on the basis of sociocultural sustainability / Juliana Forero
  • Sustainability in heritage management strategies
  • Cultural heritage management and sustainability / Ron van Oers
  • World heritage and sustainable tourism : a multifaceted relationship / Carol Westrik
  • Heritage impact assessments as a tool to open up perspectives for sustainability : three case studies related to discussions concerning the visual integrity of world heritage cultural and urban landscapes / Michael Kloos
  • Annex.
This publication discusses sustainability as it directly concerns the potentials of the different approaches for World Heritage and for Intangible Heritage. The inclusion of the four dimensions of sustainability, which are environmental, economic, social and cultural, into Heritage Studies discourse opens a new perspective on the discourse itself.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110415131 20160618
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x, 105 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Preface 1. The Lund Meeting and the Production of this Book 2. Developing a Vision for the Planet 3. The Starting Point - Planet 2010 4. The Vision of 2050 5. Pathways between 2010 and 2050 6. Back to the Reality of 2010 and the Challenges Ahead.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415590006 20160606
In 2050, the billions of people living on Earth have found a way to manage the planetary system effectively. Everyone has access to adequate food, shelter, and clean water. Human health is no longer considered outside of the health of the ecosystems in which people live. Ecological awareness is an integral part of education. People respond effectively to social and environmental hazards, and societies care for the most vulnerable amongst them. The economy, too, has shifted. Carbon dioxide management is under control, and energy efficiency is the norm. The remaining rainforests have been preserved. Coral reefs are recovering. Fish stocks are thriving. Is any of this really possible? How can our complex social and economic systems interact with a complex planetary system undergoing rapid change to create a future we all want? This book is a contextualised collation of ideas articulated by the 50 participants of the Planet 2050 workshop held in Lund in October 2008, as part of The Planet in 2050, an interdisciplinary Fast Track Initiative of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme. Participants were selected from academia and the sustainability practice community to give a wide-ranging, multi-cultural, trans-disciplinary set of perspectives. This collection explores four broad sectoral themes: energy and technologies; development, economies and culture; environment; and land use change. By doing so, this book emphasises the importance of a social dialogue on our collective future, and our responsibility to the Earth. It makes strong statements about what needs to happen to the global economy for a sustainable future and documents a new kind of scholarly discussion, engaging people from diverse knowledge communities in a spirit of exploration and reflexivity. The book provides a focus for dialogue and further study for postgraduates and researchers interested in global change as a multi-faceted, socio-environmental phenomenon, and as the book is written in an accessible scholarly style, assuming no prior specialist knowledge, it is also suitable for those involved in sustainability initiatives and policy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415590006 20160606
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