Call Number: Library Second Floor Stacks HC79.E5 T4759 2013
Publication Date: 2013
"This book provides a broad-ranging introduction to the concept and practice of sustainability today. It addresses the history, scope, and contested meanings of sustainability as an ethical ideal, an ascendant ideology, and a common sense approach to living in an ever more crowded world of increasingly scarce resources. Key topics covered include environmental health and ecological resilience, the promise and unintended consequences of technology, political and legal challenges, economic limits and opportunities, and cultural change. Unlike most other approaches to this crucial topic, the author argues that sustainability requires innovation and adaptation as much as the conservation of resources"