Foundations for Sustainability

Foundations for Sustainability: A Coherent Framework of Life-Environment Relations challenges existing assumptions on environmental issues and lays the groundwork for a new paradigm, bringing a greater understanding of what is needed to help create an environmentally and economically sustainable future, which to date has been an uphill battle and not an obvious choice. The book presents the case for a paradigm based on a multi-model of life as organism, life as ecosystem, and life as biosphere, as opposed to the singular assumption that life can be viewed solely as an organism. All backed with well-cited research from top investigators from around the world, this book is a must-have resource for anyone working in ecology, environmental science or sustainability. Introduces a holistic, systemic approach and a synthesis of the systemic root cause that underlies many surface symptoms that are part of individual environmental problems (climate, water, energy, etc.) Complements current piecemeal approaches in order to solve many interconnected environmental problems which share root causes Provides tests and thought experiments to challenge current views on sustainability, leveraging the power of critical thinking to find new solutions Gives insights on how to find solutions by blending interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary focuses with disciplinary specialization in ecology and ecosystem science Bridges concepts and methods from math to ecology to human development

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  • Author : Daniel A. Fiscus
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 292 pages
  • ISBN : 0128116447
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Foundations for Sustainability

Foundations for Sustainability
  • Author : Daniel A. Fiscus,Brian D. Fath
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 16 November 2018
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Foundations for Sustainability: A Coherent Framework of Life-Environment Relations challenges existing assumptions on environmental issues and lays the groundwork for a new paradigm, bringing a greater understanding of what is needed to help create an environmentally and economically sustainable future, which to date has been an uphill battle and not an obvious choice. The book presents the case for a paradigm based on a multi-model of life as organism, life as ecosystem, and life as biosphere, as opposed to the

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Energy for Sustainability
  • Author : John Randolph,Gilbert Masters
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 08 March 2021
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Foundations of Environmental Sustainability

Foundations of Environmental Sustainability
  • Author : Larry Rockwood,Ronald Stewart,Thomas Dietz
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 04 June 2008
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Foundations of Sustainable Business
  • Author : Nada R. Sanders,John D. Wood
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 12 December 2019
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The second edition of Sustainable Business prepares future business leaders to tackle the most crucial social and environmental issues of our time. This engaging textbook provides students with a comprehensive, balanced introduction to integrating sustainable business policies into all core business functions and processes. The text employs a qualitative-based learning process to help students understand how leadership, finance, accounting, risk management, marketing, supply chain management, and operations can be adapted to meet the sustainability goals of the 21st century. Looking

Energy for Sustainability, Second Edition

Energy for Sustainability, Second Edition
  • Author : John Randolph,Gilbert M. Masters
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release : 01 August 2018
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The most comprehensive textbook on this topic,Energy for Sustainability, Second Editiontakes a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to help techies and policymakers alike understand the policy and social mechanisms required to enable conversion to efficient and renewable energy that is clean, affordable, and secure. Major revisions to this edition reflect the current changes in technology and energy use and focus on new analyses, data, and methods necessary to understand and actively participate in the transition to sustainable energy. Throughout the

Foundations for Sustainable Development

Foundations for Sustainable Development
  • Author : William Scott,Paul Vare
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 01 November 2020
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"This book is an introduction to the long history of human learning, the environment and sustainable development - about our struggles with the natural world; first for survival, then for dominance, currently for self-preservation, and in future perhaps, even for long-term, mutually-beneficial co-existence. It charts the long arc of human-environment relationships through the specific lens of human learning, putting on record many of the people, ideas and events that have contributed, often unwittingly, to the global movement for sustainable development.

Business and Environmental Sustainability

Business and Environmental Sustainability
  • Author : Sigrun M. Wagner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 19 July 2020
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Environmental sustainability is increasingly important to organisations, whether for regulatory, financial or ethical reasons. Business and Environmental Sustainability looks at the environmental aspect of sustainability for all organisations pursuing competitive advantage. The book provides theoretical foundations from science, economics, policy and strategy, introduces three environmental challenges (climate change, pollution and waste) and looks at how corporate functions can address these. This textbook provides a thorough foundation by introducing readers to the science, reasoning and theory behind environmental sustainability and then

Energy for Sustainability

Energy for Sustainability
  • Author : John Randolph,Gilbert M. Masters
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release : 30 June 2008
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Energy for Sustainability is the first undergraduate textbook on renewable energy and energy efficiency with a unique focus on the community scale. Written by two of the foremost experts in the field, it is a pedagogically complete treatment of energy sources and uses. It examines the full range of issues—from generating technologies to land use planning—in making the transition to sustainable energy. The book begins by providing a historical perspective on energy use by human civilizations and then

Sustainability

Sustainability
  • Author : Tom Theis,Jonathan Tomkin
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 23 January 2018
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With "Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation," first and second-year college students are introduced to this expanding new field, comprehensively exploring the essential concepts from every branch of knowldege - including engineering and the applied arts, natural and social sciences, and the humanities. As sustainability is a multi-disciplinary area of study, the text is the product of multiple authors drawn from the diverse faculty of the University of Illinois: each chapter is written by a recognized expert in the field.

Forest Ecology

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  • Author : J. P. Kimmins
  • Publisher : Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
  • Release : 08 March 2021
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This management-driven, comprehensive book on ecosystem ecology is the only one on the market that covers the entire field, linking conventional ecosystem-level forest ecology to forest management. It features ecological site classification, ecosystem modeling, and strong sections on ecological diversity and the physical environment. It provides a comprehensive treatment of forestry issues; as well as excellent coverage of ecosystem management, landscape management, natural disturbances and their emulation. An excellent reference work for professional foresters, resource managers, wildlife managers, parks managers,

Smart Cities

Smart Cities
  • Author : Houbing Song,Ravi Srinivasan,Tamim Sookoor,Sabina Jeschke
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 12 July 2017
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Provides the foundations and principles needed for addressing the various challenges of developing smart cities Smart cities are emerging as a priority for research and development across the world. They open up significant opportunities in several areas, such as economic growth, health, wellness, energy efficiency, and transportation, to promote the sustainable development of cities. This book provides the basics of smart cities, and it examines the possible future trends of this technology. Smart Cities: Foundations, Principles, and Applications provides a

Co-Evolution of Nature and Society

Co-Evolution of Nature and Society
  • Author : Jens Jetzkowitz
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 27 August 2018
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This book offers support for interdisciplinary research on the interactions of nature and society. It is based on the hypothesis that a science of coevolution is needed to explore paths to a sustainable future. Jens Jetzkowitz initially discusses why social science knowledge only rarely finds its way into sustainability discourse. One significant issue is a view of science that separates knowing and acting, and the book illustrates current problems in conceptualising interdisciplinary knowledge production. It then goes one step further

Economics for Sustainable Prosperity

Economics for Sustainable Prosperity
  • Author : Steven Hail
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 11 May 2018
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The central argument of this book is that the foundations for sustainable prosperity lie in an approach to economic management based on modern monetary theory and a job guarantee. This approach builds on the work of Keynes, Kalecki, Minsky, Davidson, Godley and other Post- Keynesian economists—as well as research by behavioral economists including Simon, Kahneman and Loewenstein—to explore the role that a permanent, equitable job guarantee could play in building an inclusive, participatory and just society. Orthodox (neoclassical)