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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 22 November 2017
  • ISBN : 9781317216629
  • Page : 364 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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Sustainability Science: Key Issues is a comprehensive textbook for undergraduates, postgraduates, and participants in executive trainings from any disciplinary background studying the theory and practice of sustainability science. Each chapter takes a critical and reflective stance on a key issue or method of sustainability science. Contributing authors offer perspectives from diverse disciplines, including physics, philosophy of science, agronomy, geography, and the learning sciences. This book equips readers with a better understanding of how one might actively design, engage in, and guide collaborative processes for transforming human-environment-technology interactions, whilst embracing complexity, contingency, uncertainties, and contradictions emerging from diverse values and world views. Each reader of this book will thus have guidance on how to create and/or engage in similar initiatives or courses in their own context. Sustainability Science: Key Issues is the ideal book for students and researchers engaged in problem and project based learning in sustainability science.

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Sustainability Science

Sustainability Science
  • Author : Ariane König,Jerome Ravetz
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-11-22
  • ISBN : 9781317216629
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Sustainability Science: Key Issues is a comprehensive textbook for undergraduates, postgraduates, and participants in executive trainings from any disciplinary background studying the theory and practice of sustainability science. Each chapter takes a critical and reflective stance on a key issue or method of sustainability science. Contributing authors offer perspectives from diverse disciplines, including physics, philosophy of science, agronomy, geography, and the learning sciences. This book equips readers with a better understanding of how one might actively design, engage in, and

Sustainability Science

Sustainability Science
  • Author : Harald Heinrichs,Pim Martens,Gerd Michelsen,Arnim Wiek
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-11-26
  • ISBN : 9789401772426
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This textbook provides a comprehensive compilation of conceptual perspectives, methodological approaches and empirical insights of inter- and transdisciplinary sustainability science. Written by an international team of authors from leading sustainability institutions, the textbook covers key perspectives and topics of the scientific discourse on sustainable development. More than two decades after conceptualizing sustainability as societal guiding vision and regulative idea the necessity of concretizing and realizing sustainability in societal praxis is bigger than ever. Sharply improved individual and societal sustainable decision-making

Sustainability Science

Sustainability Science
  • Author : Per Becker
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2014-07-23
  • ISBN : 9780444627292
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A new, holistic transdisciplinary endeavour born in the 21st century, Sustainability Science: Managing Risk and Resilience for Sustainable Development aims to provide conceptual and practical approaches to sustainable development that help us to grasp and address uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity and dynamic change. Four aspects that permeate our contemporary world and undermine much of our traditional ways of thinking and doing. The concepts of risk and resilience are central in this endeavour to explain, understand and improve core challenges of humankind.

Methods in Sustainability Science

Methods in Sustainability Science
  • Author : Jingzheng Ren
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-08-05
  • ISBN : 9780128242407
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Methods in Sustainability Science: Assessment, Prioritization, Improvement, Design and Optimization presents cutting edge, detailed methodologies needed to create sustainable growth in any field or industry, including life cycle assessments, building design, and energy systems. The book utilized a systematic structured approach to each of the methodologies described in an interdisciplinary way to ensure the methodologies are applicable in the real world, including case studies to demonstrate the methods. The chapters are written by a global team of authors in a

Reconstructing Sustainability Science

Reconstructing Sustainability Science
  • Author : Thaddeus R. Miller
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-12-05
  • ISBN : 9781135960179
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The growing urgency, complexity and "wickedness" of sustainability problems—from climate change and biodiversity loss to ecosystem degradation and persistent poverty and inequality—present fundamental challenges to scientific knowledge production and its use. While there is little doubt that science has a crucial role to play in our ability to pursue sustainability goals, critical questions remain as to how to most effectively organize research and connect it to actions that advance social and natural wellbeing. Drawing on interviews with leading

Sustainability Science

Sustainability Science
  • Author : Bert de Vries
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-12-17
  • ISBN : 9781107005884
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Textbook surveys key issues of sustainability - energy, nature, agro-food, resources, economics - for advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses.

Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research

Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research
  • Author : Walter Leal Filho
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • ISBN : 9783319630076
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This multidisciplinary handbook explores concrete case studies which illustrate how sustainability science and research can contribute to the realization of the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It contains contributions from sustainability researchers from across the world.

Framing in Sustainability Science

Framing in Sustainability Science
  • Author : Takashi Mino,Shogo Kudo
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-11-12
  • ISBN : 9789811390616
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This open access book offers both conceptual and empirical descriptions of how to “frame” sustainability challenges. It defines “framing” in the context of sustainability science as the process of identifying subjects, setting boundaries, and defining problems. The chapters are grouped into two sections: a conceptual section and a case section. The conceptual section introduces readers to theories and concepts that can be used to achieve multiple understandings of sustainability; in turn, the case section highlights different ways of comprehending sustainability

Environmental Science and Sustainability

Environmental Science and Sustainability
  • Author : Sherman, Daniel J.,Montgomery, David R.
  • Publisher : W.W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2020-01-13
  • ISBN : 9780393422108
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Environmental Science and Sustainability helps students discover their role in the environment and the impact of their choices. Authors David Montgomery and Daniel Sherman bring scientific and environmental policy expertise to a modern treatment of environmental science; in addition to teaching climate change, sustainability, and resilience, they reveal how our personal decisions affect our planet and our lives.

Sustainability Science and Engineering

Sustainability Science and Engineering
  • Author : Martin A. A. Abraham
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2005-12-16
  • ISBN : 0080481272
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Sustainable development is commonly defined as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Sustainability in engineering incorporates ethical and social issues into the design of products and processes that will be used to benefit society as a whole. Sustainability Science and Engineering, Volume 1: Defining Principles sets out a series of "Sustainable Engineering Principles" that will help engineers design products and services to meet societal needs with minimal

Sustainability Science and Technology

Sustainability Science and Technology
  • Author : Alejandro De Las Heras
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781466518087
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Sustainability Science and Technology: An Introduction explains the root causes of global failures in natural and human systems, as well as the most readily available technological solutions. The book dispels risky scientific and technological ideas that further complicate the current environmental and socioeconomic predicaments. It also bridges gaps among scientific and technological fields and systematically translates current findings for a wide technical and public audience. Written at a level accessible to all, the story is told one bite-sized chapter at

Sustainability

Sustainability
  • Author : John C. Ayers
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-26
  • ISBN : 9781498752664
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This book presents an earth science-based overview of the challenges to sustainability. It provides a detailed study of climate change, as well as energy, food, and water security across different regions. The author uncovers the problems caused by current social and environmental practices, and offers potential solutions. Focusing on systems theory, footprint analysis, risk, and resilience, many examples are given of how to use resources sustainably, especially common pool resources such as the atmosphere, oceans, and groundwater. The book develops

Sustainability Communication

Sustainability Communication
  • Author : Jasmin Godemann,Gerd Michelsen
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-06-08
  • ISBN : 9789400716971
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Modern and professional communication is required to realise the goal of sustainability in society. This book develops a theoretical and empirical framework, integrating interdisciplinary perspectives from communications theory, psychology, sociology, educational sciences, systems theory and constructivism. Its aim is to inform the establishment of sustainability communication. Complementing this theoretical framework, the book provides methods and concepts in a range of fields such as corporate practice, education and media. The book addresses the scientific community and students as well as communicators

Sustainability Science for Strong Sustainability

Sustainability Science for Strong Sustainability
  • Author : Tom Dedeurwaerdere
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-09-26
  • ISBN : 9781783474561
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øThe dynamism of science has been catalytic for human prosperity in recent history. Conventional perspectives of the ivory tower model of modern science are, however, rivalled by the failure of humanity to tackle global crises of an economic, environme

The Principles of Green and Sustainability Science

The Principles of Green and Sustainability Science
  • Author : Adenike A. Akinsemolu
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-03-28
  • ISBN : 9789811524936
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This book uses the concept of sustainability in science to address problems afflicting the environment, and to devise measures for improving economies, societies, behaviors, and people. The book pursues a scientific approach, and uses scientific evidence as the basis for achieving sustainability. The key topics addressed include: unemployment, health and disease, unsustainable production, our common future, renewable energies, waste management, environmental ethics, and harmful anthropogenic activities. Whereas past literature has mainly examined sustainability as an environmental issue, this book expands