Sustainable Living, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1410317870
  • ISBN-13: 9781410317872
  • DDC: 304.2
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 786 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released December 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Overview

UXL Sustainable Livingis a 3 volume set with 124 A-Z entries focusing on the science behind sustainability, and the infrastructure and programs needed to protect our environment and conserve our natural resources. Sustainable living is fundamentally the application of sustainability to lifestyle choice and decisions. This title discusses sustainable living in terms of the interconnectedness between the social, economic, and environmental domains. This title covers the following major components of sustainable living; Shelter (i.e. building design), Power (alternative energy), Food (organic farming), Transportation (mass transit), Water (water access and sanitation), and Waste (waste management). Unfamiliar terms are defined in the text and also called out in a Words to Know box in each entry. Sources for more information are also included in each entry.
The set is full color and features 115 images and illustrations; 20 primary source documents; a thematic table of contents; cumulative glossary; chronology, a general bibliography, list of organizations, and a subject index. Geared toward the middle school audience.

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Features and Benefits

  • 124 A-Z entries.
  • Full color.
  • 115 images and illustrations.
  • 20 primary source excerpts.
  • Chronology.
  • Thematic table of contents.
  • Cumulative "Words to Know" glossary.
  • General bibliography.
  • Subject index.
  • List of organizations.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1410317838 | ISBN-13: 9781410317834

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“Each volume includes excellent ancillary materials . . . The encyclopedia does contain useful resources for readers interested in practical applications.”

— American Reference Books Annual

Table of Contents

Abundance.
Acid Rain.
Activism.
Agriculture.
Air Pollution.
Alter-Globalization Movement.
Alternative Energy.
Aquaculture.
Aquifers.
Automobiles.
Batteries.
Biodiversity.
Biofuel Energy.
Biomimicry.
Bioregionalism.
Biosecurity.
Biotechnology.
Brundtland Report.
Building Design.
Carbon Cycle.
Carrying Capacity.
CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980).
Citizen Science.
Citizenship.
Climate Change.
Coal.
Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA).
Composting.
Conservation.
Consumption.
Cradle-to-Cradle Design.
Deep Ecology.
Desalinization.
Desertification.
Drought.
Ecological Footprint.
Ecological Restoration.
Ecology.
Ecosystems.
Ecotourism.
Ecovillages.
Endangered and Threatened Species.
Energy Conservation.
Environmental Justice.
Environmental Law.
Environmental Policy.
Fair Trade.
Farm Bill, U.S.
Farming, Industrial.
Farming, Sustainable.
Food Security.
Food Systems.
Food Waste.
Fossil Fuels.
Free Trade.
Genetically Modified Organism.
Geothermal Power.
Globalization.
Green Economy.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
Green Economy.
Hazardous Waste.
Human Rights.
Hydraulic Fracturing.
Hydropower.
Industrial Ecology.
Intergenerational Responsibility.
Invasive Species.
Jobs.
Land.
Land Management.
Light Pollution.
Local Economy.
Locavores and the Local Food Movement.
Mass Transit.
Millennium Development Goals.
Mining.
Monoculture.
Natural Gas.
Natural Law Theory.
Natural Resources.
Nitrogen Cycle.
Noise Pollution.
Nongovernmental Organizations.
Nuclear Power.
Nutrition.
Oil.
Ozone Depletion.
Permaculture.
Pesticides.
Plastics.
Polar Melting.
Pollution.
Population, Human.
Precautionary Principle.
Preservation.
Public Health.
Quality of Life Indicators.
Recycling.
Risk Assessment.
Seed Banks.
Social Justice.
Soil.
Soil Pollution.
Solar Power.
Sustainability.
Systems and Systems Thinking.
Thermal Pollution.
Tidal Power.
Tragedy of the Commons.
Transition Towns Movement.
Transportation.
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED).
Urban Farming.
Urbanization.
War.
Waste Management.
Water.
Water Cycle.
Water Pollution.
Wildlife Management.
Wind Power.
Zero Waste.