Encyclopedia of Sustainability, 1st Edition

  • Robin Morris Collin
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  • ISBN-10: 0313352623
  • ISBN-13: 9780313352621
  • DDC: 333.7203
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1500 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released May 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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The Encyclopedia of Sustainability comprises three volumes, each dedicated to one of three equally important contexts in which the term is used: environment and ecology, business and economics, and equity and fairness. Each volume provides authoritative but accessible coverage of basic concepts and terms, as well as policy initiatives, controversies and future trends. Volumes also include biographical sketches of important contributors to sustainability efforts from the scientific, economic, public policy, and activist realms, plus extensive listings of print and online resources for further exploration.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Guide to Related Topics.
1: Overview.
2: Webs of Life: The Interrelatedness of Natural Systems.
3: Human Impacts on Webs of Life.
4: Sustainable Development: Growth Within the Webs of Life.
5: Definitions and Contexts.
6: The Language of Sustainability.
7: Atmosphere.
8: Biodiversity.
9: Ecosystems.
10: Human Values and Goals.
11: Land, Soil, and Forests.
12: Waste, Pollution, and Toxic Substances.
13: Water.
14: Government and United Nations Involvement.
15: Role of Government in Sustainability.
16: Barriers to Governmental Roles in Sustainability.
17: United Nations.
18: United States.
19: Local and Regional Governmental Activities.
20: Controversies.
21: Agriculture.
22: Climate Change.
23: Democracy and Sustainability.
24: Ecotourism.
25: Energy Sources.
26: Environmental Reparations.
27: Ex Situ Conservation: Museums, Zoos, and Conservatories.
28: Green Consuming.
29: Growth and Development.
30: Information.
31: Market-Based Solutions.
32: Population and Consumption.
33: Private Property: Can it Continue Sustainably?.
34: Risk Assessment.
35: Science for Policy Decisions.
36: Sustainable Development.
37: Tragedy of the Commons.
38: Urban Sprawl.
39: War.
40: Future Directions and Emerging Trends.
41: Changing Our Thinking: From Inexhaustible to Irreplaceable.
42: Collaborative Decision-Making Processes.
43: Education on the Environment for Sustainability.
44: Environmental Basis of Sustainability and Capitalism.
45: Information.
46: Risk Analysis: Commonly Held Risk Perception.
47: Science for Policy.
48: Portal Web Sites.
49: Rio Declaration on Environment and Development.
50: Agenda 21.
51: The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.
About the Authors.