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xii, 162 p. : ill.
  • 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
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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SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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253 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
East Asia Library
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xxi, 474 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The connections between existing sciences and sustainability science
  • Concepts of "sustainability" and "sustainability science"
  • Tools and methods for sustainability science
  • The redefinition of existing sciences in light of sustainability science
  • Education
  • Conclusion.
Sustainability science is an academic discipline that emerged in response to threats to the sustainability of the global environment. Its purpose is to help build a sustainable society by developing solutions to climate change, the exhaustion of resources, ecological destruction and other environmental crises that threaten the future of humanity. Sustainability science seeks comprehensive, integrated solutions to complex problems and a restructuring of education and research that spans multiple disciplines. It demands the development of policies that protect the natural and cultural diversity of different regions and promotes the physical and economic health of their inhabitants. This volume offers approaches to the development of a transdisciplinary perspective that embraces natural, social and human sciences in the quest for a sustainable society. It also strives for a global perspective while incorporating the wisdom and experience of local societies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789280811803 20160605
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