eBook Achieving Sustainability: Visions, Principles, and Practices, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Debra Rowe
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  • ISBN-10: 0028662040
  • ISBN-13: 9780028662046
  • DDC: 338.92703
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 884 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released January 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Overview

Sustainable development is essential to a future of reduced human suffering, higher quality of life, and ongoing sustenance for the planet’s ecosystems. Designed to increase understanding, inform actions, enrich academic assignments, and enhance research, Macmillan’s Achieving Sustainability: Visions, Principles, And Practices is a reference work intended to meet the needs of students and educators in high schools, community colleges, and four-year colleges, as well as the interested layperson. Aimed at readers who are not experts in the field, the material is relevant to courses in natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities; indeed, this title presents and analyzes the underpinnings of the multi-disciplinary concept of sustainability. A two-volume encyclopedia containing more than 130 signed entries, Achieving Sustainability covers economic and environmental ideas, as well as governance, demographic, and socio-cultural aspects of the concept.

Features and Benefits

  • Each of the more than 130 signed articles will discuss current trends and historical background on the topic, key figures involved in the topic, policy implications, and resources for engagement.
  • Many entries will include one or more sidebars that highlight a person or organization, or provide a case study relevant to the topic.
  • Other entries will include charts, graphs, or photographs to further illustrate trends, locations, and important events.
  • All entries provide cross references to related entries in the encyclopedia and a bibliography of print and electronic resources either cited in the entry and/or to aid in further research.
  • Additional features of the encyclopedia include a thematic outline, which provides context and shows relationships among the subjects covered in the encyclopedia,a listing of relevant important documents found on the Web, a list of organizations for further information and opportunity for public involvement,and a glossary covering key terms and acronyms in sustainable development.
  • Also included will be a comprehensive subject index, covering subjects, personal names, geographic locations, and other relevant terms to aid the user in navigating the encyclopedia.

Contributors

Contributors

  • Debra Rowe

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0028662016 | ISBN-13: 9780028662015

Reviews

"This is an authoritative reference on a very timely and significant topic, and it is highly recommended for high-school, college, and public libraries."

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Table of Contents

Abundance.
Activism.
Agriculture.
Agroecology.
Agroforestry.
Alter-Globalization Movement.
Appropriate Technology.
Arts and Design.
Attitudes and Behaviors.
Biodiversity.
Biofuels.
Bioregional Thought and Practice.
Brundtland Report.
Building Design.
Business Standards for Sustainability Reporting.
Capital.
Carbon Cycle.
Civic Engagement.
Civil Society.
Climate Change.
Communicating Sustainability.
Community Planning and Development.
Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA).
Consciousness Raising.
Consumption.
Controversies.
Cooperatives.
Corporate Environmental and Social Responsibility.
Corruption.
Cost-Benefit Analysis.
Crime.
Development.
Development Theories.
Disease.
Drought.
Ecological Economics.
Economic Democracy.
Economics for Sustainability.
Ecosystem Health.
Ecosystem Services.
Ecotourism.
Ecovillages.
Educating for Sustainability.
Educator Professional Development.
Emergency Preparedness and Recovery.
Empowerment.
Empowerment of Women.
Energy Conservation.
Environmental Justice.
Ethics.
Fair Trade.
Financing for Sustainability.
Fiscal Policy.
Food Security.
Food Systems.
Fossil Fuels.
Frameworks.
Genuine Progress Indicator.
Geothermal Power.
Global Governance.
Government.
Green Economy.
Green Jobs.
Hazardous Waste.
Health and the Environment.
Health Care.
Higher Education Standards and Indicators.
Higher Education Trends.
History.
Human Rights.
Hydropower.
Indigenous Knowledge.
Industrial Ecology.
Intellectual Property Rights.
Investing.
Land.
Life Cycle Analysis.
Lifestyles.
Local Community Indicators.
Local Economy.
Media.
Migration.
Millennium Development Goals.
National Debt.
North--South Relations and Potential.
Nuclear Power.
Oceans.
Organic Agriculture.
Ozone Depletion.
Peace Education.
Peacekeeping.
Philanthropy.
Planned Obsolescence.
Plastics.
Pollution.
Population.
Poverty.
Power.
Precautionary Principle.
Primary and Secondary Education.
Privatization.
Quality of Life and Alternative Economic Indicators.
Religion.
Renewable Energy.
Resilience.
Restorative Justice.
Right Livelihood Award.
Right to Food.
Right to Water.
Risk Analysis.
Seed Banks.
Slow Money.
Social Entrepreneurship.
Social Justice.
Social Movements.
Solar Power.
Solid Waste Management.
Strategies for Change.
Systems Change.
Tidal Power.
Transition Towns Movement.
Transnational Corporations.
Transparency.
Transportation.
Unemployment.
United Nations.
Visions of Sustainability and Our Commonalities.
War.
Water Access and Sanitation.
Water Security.
Welfare State.
Wind Power.
Work.
Workforce Development and Continuing Education.
Youth.