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ix, 212 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"The Transition to Sustainable Living and Practice" provides a series of insights into real alternatives to the current economic malaise, with an examination of key themes such as transition towns, traditional villages, new green financial concepts, the sustainable utopia, co-operative farming, sustainability and activism, ecofeminism, green protectionism, intentional communities and a green philosophy of money.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849506410 20160603
Green Library
Book
xii, 200 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Restore the streetcar city
  • Design an interconnected street system
  • Locate commercial services, frequent transit, and schools within a five-minute walk
  • Locate good jobs close to affordable homes
  • Provide a diversity of housing types
  • Create a linked system of natural areas and parks
  • Invest in lighter, greener, cheaper, smarter infrastructure.
Green Library
Book
191 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Green Library
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xx, 329 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Figures Tables Contributors Foreword Preface Introduction: Sustainable Lifeways -Naomi F Miller and Katherine M. Moore 1 "Living with a Moving Target": Long-term Climatic Variability and Environmental Risk in Dryland Regions -Neil Roberts 2 Prehistoric Pastoralists and Social Responses to Climatic Risk in East Africa -Fiona Marshall, Katherine Grillo, and Lee Arco 3 Spreading Risk in Risky Environments: An East African Example -Kathleen Ryan and Karega-Munene 4 Risk and Resilience among Contemporary Pastoralists in Southwestern Iran -Lois Beck and Julia Huang 5 Change and Stability in an Uncertain Environment: Foraging Strategies in the Levant from the Early Natufian through the Beginning of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B -Arlene M. Rosen 6 Explaining the Structure and Timing of Formation of Pueblo I Villages in the Northern U.S. Southwest -Timothy A. Kohler and Charles Reed 7 Mitigating Environmental Risk in the U.S. Southwest -Katherine A. Spielmann, Margaret Nelson, Scott Ingram, and Matthew A. Peeples 8 Farmers' Experience and Knowledge: Utilizing Soil Diversity to Mitigate Rainfall Variability on the Taraco Peninsula, Bolivia -Maria C. Bruno 9 Grace Under Pressure: Responses to Changing Environments by Herders and Fishers in the Formative Lake Titicaca Basin, Bolivia -Katherine M. Moore 10 Periodic Volcanism, Persistent Landscapes, and the Archaeofaunal Record in the Jama Valley of Western Ecuador -Peter W. Stahl 11 Managing Predictable Unpredictability: Agricultural Sustainability at Gordion, Turkey -Naomi F. Miller Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781934536193 20160607
Sustainable Lifeways addresses forces of conservatism and innovation in societies dependent on the exploitation of aquatic and other wild resources, agriculture, and specialized pastoralism. The volume gathers specialists working in four areas of the world with significant archaeological and paleoenvironmental databases: West Asia, the American Southwest, East Africa, and Andean South America, and contributing to research in three broad time scales: long term (spanning millennia), medium term (archaeological time, spanning centuries or a few thousand years), and recent (ethnohistoric or ethnographic, spanning years or decades). By bringing an archaeological eye to an examination of human response to unpredictable environmental conditions, informed by an understanding of contemporary traditional peoples, the contributors to this volume develop a more detailed picture of how societies perceive environmental risk, how they alter their behavior in the face of changing conditions, and under what challenges the most rapid and far-reaching changes in adaptation have taken place. Sustainable Lifeways enhances our understanding of both the forces of conservatism and innovation which may have been in play in major transitions in the past, such as the development of complex society, and the expansions of early empires. Studies present examples of cattle herders in East Africa, hunter-gatherers and pastoralists in the Levant, South American fisher/farmers, and farmer/hunters of the U.S. Southwest.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781934536193 20160607
Green Library
Book
xii, 217 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Green Library
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463 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Green Library
Book
xxi, 305 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • PART 1: From the Beginning 1. Sustainability - Clues for Positive Societal and Ecosystem Change 2. Learning From the Past: Why Societies Collapsed or Survived PART 2: Scientific Approach to Decoding Sustainability 3. Today: Decoding Country Resource Stories PART 3: The Real Country Stories 4. Fossil Energy Endowments and Externalities 5. Forests - the Backbone and Circulatory System for Human Societies 6. The Soil and Water Connection to Food: Adapt, Mitigate, or Die PART 4. Climate and Soils: Unavoidable Constraints To Solar Capital 7. The Future: Climate Change as a Global Driver Impacting Sustainability 8. Where the Past and Future meet: Soils or the Unseen Earth that Nurtures Societies 9. The Ultimate Constraint to Human Sustainability: Solar Income PART 5. Societies Adapt To a Quagmire of Resource Choices 10. Debunking Sustainability Myths 11. Portfolio for Managing Natural and Human Capital 12. Sustainable Ecosystems: Investments in Human and Natural Capital References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844079018 20160604
Food, water and energy form some of the basic elements of sustainability considerations. This ground-breaking book examines and decodes these elements, exploring how a range of countries make decisions regarding their energy and bio-resource consumption and procurement. The authors consider how these choices impact not only the societies and environments of those countries, but the world in general. To achieve this, the authors review the merits of various sustainability and environmental metrics, and then apply these to 34 countries that are ranked low, medium or high on the human development index. The book assesses their resource capacities and the environmental impacts, both within and outside their country boundaries, from consuming food, water, and energy. The final section uses the lessons derived from the earlier analyses of resource consumption to explore the importance of geography, climates and sustainable management of forests and other natural resources for building resilient societies in the future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844079018 20160604
Green Library
Book
175 p. : ill ; 20 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
228 p. ; 27 cm.
  • Part 1 Principles for sustainable living: building a sustainable society-- respecting and caring for the community of life-- improving the quality of human life-- conserving the earth's vitality and diversity-- keeping within the earth's carrying capacity-- changing personal attitudes and practices-- enabling communities to care for their own environments-- providing a national framework for integrating development and conservation-- creating a global alliance. Part 2 Additional actions of sustainable living: energy-- business, industry and commerce-- human settlements-- farm and range lands-- forest lands-- fresh waters-- oceans and coastal areas. Part 3 implementation and follow-up: implementing the strategy. Part 4: net primary production pre-empted or destroyed by human activities-- classification of 160 countries by income-- average life expectancy at birth in 160 countries-- categories and management objectives of protected areas-- classification of countries by consumption of commercial energy per person and total fertility rate-- indicators of sustainability-- estimated cost of implementing major aspects of this strategy-- strategies for sustainability.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853831263 20160528
This strategy is the successor to the World Conservation Strategy (also issued by IUCN, UNEP & WWF), which stressed the interdependence of conservation and development and gives currency to the idea of sustainable development. It made the point that unless the vitality and productivity of the planet are safeguarded, the future for humanity is at risk. Caring for the Earth builds on all that has been learned in the ten years since the World Conservation Strategy. Nothing less than a new ethic is required, based on affirming the community of life and cherishing its diversity - an ethic which has to be reflected in our personal attitudes and the organization of our communities as much as in wider policies. The author concludes that public participation is essential for the success of the strategy, which is addressed to individuals and citizens' groups as well as to governments - whatever their systems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853831263 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xix, 284 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Local theory: Good to think with 2 Rethinking the division. Of ecologies of place and ecologies of relationships. Vulnerable dialogues: Science, state and publics.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780796924285 20160612
Contested Ecologies: Reimagining the Nature-Culture Divide in the Global South offers an intervention in the conversations on ecology and on coloniality, and on the ways in which modern thinking, with its bifurcation of nature and culture, constitutes 'ecology' within a very particular politics of the cosmos. The chapters in this collection contest the framework of knowledge that has deadlocked nature and culture, tradition and modernity, scientific and indigenous and in doing so makes a case for the value of rethinking knowledge beyond the nature-culture divide.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780796924285 20160612
Green Library
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303 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
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x, 527 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The Environment in Anthropology presents ecology and current environmental studies from an anthropological point of view. From the classics to the most current scholarship, this text connects the theory and practice in environment and anthropology, providing readers with a strong intellectual foundation as well as offering practical tools for solving environmental problems. Haenn, Wilk, and Harnish pose the most urgent questions of environmental protection: How are environmental problems mediated by cultural values? What are the environmental effects of urbanization? When do environmentalists' goals and actions conflict with those of indigenous peoples? How can we assess the impact of "environmentally correct" businesses? They also cover the fundamental topics of population growth, large scale development, biodiversity conservation, sustainable environmental management, indigenous groups, consumption, and globalization. This revised edition addresses new topics such as water, toxic waste, neoliberalism, environmental history, environmental activism, and REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), and it situates anthropology in the multi-disciplinary field of environmental research. It also offers readers a guide for developing their own plan for environmental action. This volume offers an introduction to the breadth of ecological and environmental anthropology as well as to its historical trends and current developments. Balancing landmark essays with cutting-edge scholarship, bridging theory and practice, and offering suggestions for further reading and new directions for research, The Environment in Anthropology continues to provide the ideal introduction to a burgeoning field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781479897827 20160619
Green Library
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vii, 241 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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x, 113 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
In this expanded version of an inspiring speech delivered in December 2009, David Suzuki reflects on how we got where we are today and presents his vision for a better future. In his living memory, Suzuki has witnessed cataclysmic changes in society and our relationship with the planet: the doubling of the world's population, our increased ecological footprint, and massive technological growth. Today we are in a state of crisis, and we must join together to respond to that crisis. If we do so, Suzuki envisions a future in which we understand that we are the Earth and live accordingly. All it takes is imagination and a determination to live within our, and the planet's, means. This book is the culmination of David Suzuki's amazing life and all of his knowledge, experience, and passion -- it is his legacy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781553655701 20160604
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Video
1 streaming video file (45 min.) : digital, sd., col.
David Suzuki and his daughter, Sarika, travel to Europe (Germany, Denmark, France & Spain) to see what sustainability truly looks like.
Book
357 p. ; 22 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
Book
133 p. : map ; 21 cm.
  • Virée en utopie -- L'épicerie dont vous êtes le héros -- Le début d'une "pulsation citoyenne" -- Une vie de quartier transformée -- La jardinière qui voulait protéger nos semences -- Un salutaire retour à la terre -- Le potentiel révolutionnaire du plaisir -- L'entreprise qui n'avait pas de patron -- L'heure de la scission -- Le refus du petit chef -- Le village breton qui rêvait d'autonomie énergétique -- Caisse et cause communes -- Ils ne se connaissaient pas, et pourtant ils vivent ensemble -- Yoga, bricolage et comptabilité -- Une banque villageoise, solidaire et qui prête à taux zéro -- Des anarchistes qui ne disent pas leur nom -- Changer de monnaie pour changer le monde -- Mieux comprendre son banquier -- L'épineux soutien de Vinci -- Dans un hangar, ils bricolent le monde de demain -- Acheter un ordinateur, quelle idée -- Le frigo de demain sera open source -- Le collège qui révèle les super-pouvoirs de chaque enfant -- Un cours d'histoire en costumes d'époque -- L'émancipation a un coût -- Comme une envie de démocratie -- Des citoyens qui décident vraiment -- La routine nuit gravement à la démocratie -- La coopérative qui prépare l'après-capitalisme -- Se passer de l'euro et du capitalisme -- L'espoir d'une autre économie -- La ZAD de Notre-Dame-des-Landes, école du nouveau monde -- Université à ciel ouvert -- Massage contre fromage -- ZAD partout.
"Si, la France va bien ! Partout, aux quatre coins du pays, des femmes et des hommes inventent, innovent, expérimentent, réussissent. Quoi ? De nouvelles façons de vivre, de travailler ensemble, de coopérer, de s'émanciper. C'est une mutation tranquille qui est à l'oeuvre, ignorée par les grands médias : elle n'en est pas moins réelle et vigoureuse. Armé de son sac à dos et de son carnet de notes, le jeune journaliste Emmanuel Daniel a été à la rencontre de ces aventuriers et aventurières d'un nouveau monde. Nul besoin d'aller en Papousie ou au Kamtchaka pour explorer une contrée méconnue : la ré-invention du quotidien. Ce voyage au pays des alternatives conduit à des entreprises sans patron, des démocraties villageoises, des monnaies indépendantes, des écoles émancipatrices, des habitats participatifs... Au fil des histoires alertes que l'auteur nous raconte ici, l'optimisme renaît. Car le plus extraordinaire dans son récit, c'est qu'on découvre que chacun peut aussi participer à transformer l'état des choses."--P. [4] of cover.
Green Library
Book
xiii, 215 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 24 cm.
  • Preface. 1. The Challenge of Human-Environment Interactions Research. The Evolution of Social Ecological Systems. Characterization of Contemporary Global Environmental Changes. History of the Development of the Human Dimensions Agenda. Characteristics of the Research on the Human Dimensions. The Way Forward: Integrative Science. 2. Theories and Concepts from the Social Sciences. Population, Technology and Central Place Theories . Population and Environment Theories. Agency and History. Decision-theoretic Approaches. Political Economy and Political Ecology. Cultural Ecology. 3. Theories and Concepts from the Biological Sciences. Evolution by Natural Selection. Species respond individualistically, not as communities, to environmental change. Interactions with other species help determine if a particular species will persist in a particular place (Niche and Neutral Theories). Top-down vs. bottom-up control in ecosystems. Succession. Island Biogeography. Equilibrium/non-equilibrium theories of competition, coexistence, community composition Biodiversity and ecosystem processes/services. The Ecosystem Concept in Biology and the Social Sciences. 4. Spatially-Explicit Approaches. Remote Sensing and GIS. A Case Study using GIS/ Remote Sensing to study Amazonian Deforestation. Urban-rural spatial dynamics. Modeling and GIS. 5. Multi-Scale and Multi-temporal Analysis. An approach to multi-disciplinary, multi-scale research. Scale. Local level of analysis. Regional Level of Analysis. Global Level of Analysis. Future Directions. 6. Bio-complexity in Ecological Systems. Spatially-explicit Processes in Ecological and Social Systems. Agent-Based Modeling of Complex Systems. Hierarchical Modeling. Conclusions. 7. Environmental Decision-Making. Institutional Analysis. Individual Behavior and Environmental Decisions. Decisions and Social Context. Conclusions. 8. Towards Sustainability Science. Sustainability Science Research Priorities. Scales of Sustainability. Cities and Sustainability Science. Climate Change and Sustainability. Conclusions. Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405105743 20160603
Environmental Social Science offers a new synthesis of environmental studies, defining the nature of human-environment interactions and providing the foundation for a new cross-disciplinary enterprise that will make critical theories and research methods accessible across the natural and social sciences. Makes key theories and methods of the social sciences available to biologists and other environmental scientists Explains biological theories and concepts for the social sciences community working on the environment Helps bridge one of the difficult divides in collaborative work in human-environment research Includes much-needed descriptions of how to carry out research that is multinational, multiscale, multitemporal, and multidisciplinary within a complex systems theory context.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781405105743 20160603
Green Library
Book
203 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
  • Introduction
  • 1. Life around the igloo
  • 2. Characters of the Arctic
  • 3. Bringing home the bounty
  • 4. Ice and snow
  • 5. Storm clouds.
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