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vi, 295 p. : ill.
  • pt. 1. Paradigms, scales, and jurisdictions
  • pt. 2. Lessons from the Canadian food system.
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • section 1. Asphalt materials
  • section 2. Non asphalt materials
  • section 3. Asphalt pavements
  • section 4. Pavement surface properties
  • section 5. Railways
  • section 6. Equipments
  • section 7. Case studies.
Worldwide there is a growing interest in efficient planning and the design, construction and maintenance of transportation facilities and infrastructure assets. The 3rd International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure ICTI 2014 (Pisa, April 22-25, 2014) contains contributions on sustainable development and preservation of transportation infrastructure assets, with a focus on eco-efficient and cost-effective measures. Sustainability, Eco-efficiency and Conservation in Transportation Infrastructure Asset Management includes a selection of peer reviewed papers on a wide variety of topics: * Advanced modeling tools (LCA, LCC, BCA, performance prediction, design tools and systems) * Data management (monitoring and evaluation) * Emerging technologies and equipments * Innovative strategies and practices * Environmental sustainability issues * Eco-friendly design and materials * Re-use or recycling of resources * Pavements, tracks, and structures * Case studies Sustainability, Eco-efficiency and Conservation in Transportation Infrastructure Asset Management will be particularly of interest to academics, researchers, and practitioners involved in sustainable development and maintenance of transportation infrastructure assets.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781315757124 20160614
170 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
x, 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Giving voice to the marginalized, broadly defined, is the aim of this volume in its examination of social life increasingly marked by global inequality and the extension of market rationalities to all arenas. Revealing the outcome to populations, stakeholders, and the environment when policies resting on narrowly constrained logics are employed, these researchers lead the way in probing accountings participation in significant struggles of our times. In order to better appreciate the consequences of economic globalization, the works examine contemporary rhetoric, governance, politics, and strategies and the manner in which accounting technologies are integrated. These works maintain that transformation is inevitable and they search for possibilities of change that can be manifested in socially equitable practices and improved social justice by enhancing accountability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784416546 20160619
Green Library
viii, 235 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
East Asia Library

26. Ética y ecología [2008]

319 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Genealogias de la ética / Leonardo Boff
  • Discurso del Cacique Seattle de los Duwamish ante el gobernador Isaac Stevens (1856)
  • La carta de la Tierra / UNESCO
  • La ética de la tierra / Aldo Leopold
  • La vida al servicio de la vida. Algunos criterios para una ética ecológica / Geiko Müller Fahrenhoh
  • Ética ambiental: valores en el mundo natural y deberes para con él / Holmes Rolston III
  • La ética ambiental / Robert Elliot
  • Ética y medio ambiente / Jaime González Dobles
  • Una visión ecológica sobre la ética ambiental / Jose Sarukhan
  • La ética y la viabilidad del futuro / Carlos Molina Jiménez
  • El paradigma ecológico / Adela Cortina
  • La conservación, una deuda del hombre con su planeta / Alexander F. Skutch
  • Papel de la ética en la patentización de la biodiversidad / Silvia Rodríguez Cervantes
  • El biologismo: ¿Ciencia ambiental o moral ecológica sustituta? / Rodia Romero Sepúlveda.
Green Library
1 online resource
"Publish original texts, based on interdisciplinary research, capable of having strong impact on studies conducted in the fields of sustainable development and policies of sustainability on a global scale."
volumes : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Green Library
xv, 511 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
East Asia Library
xix, 355 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
  • ISSUES. Environmental education in Nigeria / Michael Adetunji Ahove
  • Environmental economics : issues and applications / Musa A. Ajisegiri
  • Sustainable forest management / Abiodun Tajudeen Afolabi
  • Understanding environmental issues for better environmental protection / Ayo Tella
  • Environmental finance : carbon trading and carbon offset / Babajide Olakunle
  • POLICIES. Learning for a sustainable future / Babatunde M. Lawal
  • Climate change, ethics, policy and development / Francisca E. Nlerum
  • Environmental law, legislation and policy making in Sub-Saharan Africa / Olanrewaju Fagbohun
  • Reconciling the challenges of sustainable city planning in the 21st century / Abiola Labisi
  • Environment and human health : towards an etiological classification / Oluwaseun Olusegun Babalola
  • The effects of the structural adjustment programme on the African environment : a historical review / Ayo Omotayo.
  • CONTENTIONS. Environmental politics and governance / Suraj Muda
  • Popular education for environmental and social justice / Adewale Olumuyiwa Noah
  • Women, the environment and justice : climate change in North-east Ghana / Patricia Glazebrook & Rebecca Tiessen
  • Environmentalism and environmental movements in Nigeria / John Agbonifo
  • Gender differentials in environmental disaster management / Emmanuel Ajiboye and Adesumbo Elizabeth Omotayo
  • Energy, militarization and security in the Niger Delta / Sylvester Odion Akhaine and Kenneth Akali
  • Corporate social responsibility and sustainability / Anthony Kola-Olusanya.
Green Library
315 pages ; 21 cm
  • Prolog : vom Durchbruch
  • Das Kalte-Herz-Syndrom : Anatomie der Gier
  • Zwischenruf : in Resonanz gehen
  • Wanderer in der Autostadt : vom Wert der Entschleunigung
  • Zwischenruf : in Kontakt bleiben
  • Energiequelle Gelassenheit : vom Wert des Lassens
  • Zwischenruf : Leichtfüßig werden
  • Halden-Saga : vom Wert der Kreisläufe
  • Zwischenruf : ein europäisches Wir schaffen
  • Passwort : teilen : vom Wert der Gemeingüter
  • Zwischenruf : Wachstum überdenken
  • Mut zum Weniger : vom Wert der Selbstbeschränkung
  • Statt eines : Epilogs Fragmente eines gelassenen Zukunftsdenkens
  • Zitierte und weiterführende Literatur
  • Danksagung.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xix, 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Sustainability - seeking clarity in the mist 1. The 'old' sustainability: A story of listening and harmony 2. The 1960s to the present: Key conferences and statements 3. Rise of the 'new' sustainability - the weak and the strong 4. Economic sustainability - Coming to grips with endless growth 5. Ecological sustainability - essential but overlooked 6. Social sustainability - Utopian dream or practical path to change? 7. Overpopulation and overconsumption 8. Worldview and ethics in 'sustainability' 9. An unsustainable denial 10. Appropriate technology for sustainability 11. Solutions for sustainability.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138812697 20160618
What is sustainability? Much has been said about the terms 'sustainability' and 'sustainable development' over the last few decades, but they have become buried under academic jargon. This book is one of the first that aims to demystify sustainability so that the layperson can understand the key issues, questions and values involved. Accessible and engaging, the book examines the 'old' sustainability of the past and looks to the future, considering how economic, ecological and social sustainability should be defined if we are to solve the entwined environmental, economic and social crises. It considers if meaningful sustainability is the same as a 'sustainable development' based on endless growth, examining the difficult but central issues of overpopulation and overconsumption that drive unsustainability. The book also explores the central role played by society's worldview and ethics, along with humanity's most dangerous characteristic - denial. Finally, it looks to the future, discussing the 'appropriate' technology needed for sustainability, and suggesting nine key solutions. This book provides a much-needed comprehensive discussion of what sustainability means for students, policy makers and all those interested in a sustainable future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138812697 20160618
Green Library
1 online resource (xvi, 283 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • Introduction.- Advancing Norms and Policies.- Transforming Learning Environments and Educational Approaches.- Empowering Youth and Local Communities.- Special Interview.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319153049 20160618
Focusing on the challenges of the transition to responsible, sustainable lifestyles, this book examines developments over the last decade in relation to: - the creation of awareness of consumer citizenship, civic involvement and environmental stewardship - research, projects and publications on education for responsible living - the creation and implementation of relevant teaching methods and materials - policies on education for sustainable consumption and lifestyles - global processes for education on sustainable development The articles deal with topics related to policy support, institutional approaches, educators, young people, and local communities. They draw attention to successful initiatives and reflect upon what still needs to be done. The book also looks at the roles that central actors such as PERL (The Partnership for Education and research about Responsible Living) play in this process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319153049 20160618
xlii, 528 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xxiv, 423 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xi, 261 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Preface-- 1. Sustainability: a word of our time-- 2. Sustainable agriculture: more and more production-- 3. Sustainable management of fisheries-- 4. Applying sustainability to industry-- 5. Social and economic dimensions to sustainability-- 6. The 'doing' of sustainability-- 7. Sustainability science?-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521835336 20160604
Encouraging students to engage in the challenges and complexity of sustainability, this text considers not only the theories underlying sustainability, but more importantly how theories are translated into practice and the difficulties of achieving this in the world in which we live. This pragmatic focus gives students a greater understanding of the practice of sustainability and highlights the challenges involved. Models and theories are illustrated throughout with real world examples to help students move away from the abstract and connect with genuine issues. The text begins by focusing on sustainable production and consumption and how they are related. The role of tools such as modelling and sustainability indicators are explored, and extended into the fields of stakeholder participation, livelihoods and evidence-based policy. The final chapter explores the interconnections between apparently disparate subjects and the importance of taking an interdisciplinary perspective.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521835336 20160604
Green Library
1 online resource (215 pages) : illustrations, graphs.
ix, 146 p. : ill.
  • A Greater Sustainability is Possible (Carmine Nardone and Maria Luisa Varricchio)-- The "New" Development of Renewable Energy Sources in the World. A Potential Path Towards Global Sustainability (Carlo Sinatra)-- Global Sustainable and Integrated Development. The Case of Global Sustainable and Social Energy Program - GSSEP Onlus (Carlo Sinatra)-- A Proposal for Advanced Services and Data Processing Aiming at the Territorial Intelligence Development (Salvatore Rampone and Gianni D'Angelo)-- Visible-near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy for Field Scale Digital Soil Mapping. A Case Study (Antonio P Leone, Fulvio Fragnito, Giovanni Morelli, Maurizio Tosca, Natalia Leone, Massimo Bilancia and Maria Luisa Varricchio)-- Mediterranean Agency for Remote Sensing and Environmental Control: Satellite Monitoring and Mapping (Roberto Tartaglia Polcini)-- Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions of E-commerce (Valerio Morfino, Alessandro Perrella and Salvatore Rampone)-- Pre-feasibility Study "Save the Camels" (Maria Luisa Varricchio and Carmine Nardone)-- A Food Safety and Traceability System Based on RFID Technology and Internet of Things (Gianni D'Angelo, Gianfranco De Luca and Salvatore Rampone)-- WTC (We Take Care) Experimental Smartphone App to Follow-up and Take Care of Patients with Chronic Infectious Disease: Which Impact on Patients Life Style? (Alessandro Perrella and Valerio Morfino)-- Global Sustainability for a World of 'Smart' Bio-territories (Donato Matassino)--.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814651318 20160618
This book contains the proceedings of the international workshop on global sustainability held in Benevento, Italy, on February 2014. The proceedings consist of 10 invited and contributed papers related to the broad range of aspects of sustainability in a global scenario including food safety, monitoring, soil mapping, healthcare, territorial intelligence, local food production, greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy sources, integrated development, sustainability strategies, "smart" bio-territories, replete with case studies. This book aims to provide the perspective of the diverse problems in global sustainability, and the many disciplines that could work together in achieving it. The workshop itself led to the signing of international agreements for the protection and enhancement of endangered species in the area of North Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814651318 20160618
ix, 274 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Hawaiian culture and its foundation in sustainability / Scott Fisher
  • Food security in Hawaiʻi / George Kent
  • Searching for sustainable agriculture in Hawaiʻi / Penny Levin
  • Lessons from the taro patch / Penny Levin
  • Ecological design for island water systems / Lauren C. Roth Venu
  • Saving island water: strategies for water reuse / Steve Parabicoli
  • Catching the (energy) wave of the future / Luis Vega and Reza Ghorbani
  • Green building: integrating the past with the future / Matthew Goyke and John Bendon
  • Shades of green in the tourism sector: sustainability practices and awareness in the State of Hawaiʻi / Linda Cox and John Cusick
  • Successful sustainability movements in higher education / Shanah Trevenna
  • It takes a village: reflections on building an island school garden / Susan Wyche and Kirk Surry
  • Epilogue: living like an island: what the world can learn from Hawaiʻi / Jennifer Chirico and Gregory S. Farley.
Hawaiaei is a rare and special place, in which beauty and isolation combine to form a vision of paradise. That isolation, though, comes at a price: resources in modern-day Hawaiaei are strained and expensive, and current economic models dictate that the Hawaiian Islands are reliant upon imported food, fuels, and other materials. Yet the islands supported a historic Hawaiian population of a million people or more. This was possible because Hawaiians, prior to European contact, had learned the ecological limits of their islands and how to live sustainably within them. Today, Hawaiaei is experiencing a surge of new strategies that make living in the islands more ecologically, economically, and socially resilient. A vibrant native agriculture movement helps feed Hawaiians with traditional foods, and employs local farmers using traditional methods; efforts at green homebuilding help provide healthy, comfortable housing that exists in better harmony with the environment; efforts to recycle wastewater help reduce stress on fragile freshwater resources; school gardens help feed families and reconnect them with local food and farming. At the same time, many of the people who have developed these strategies find that their processes reflect, and in some cases draw from, the lessons learned by Hawaiians over thousands of years. This collection of case studies is a road map to help other isolated communities, island and mainland, navigate their own paths to sustainability, and establishes Hawaiaei as a model fromwhich other communities can draw inspiration, practical advice, and hope for the future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824847616 20160619
Green Library