Trovati 9 documenti.
Trovati 9 documenti.
New York : Basic Books, c1984.
Abstract: This award-winning book by a Harvard landscape architect proves how important it is to understand the natural settings of citiestheir air, water, geology, plant, and animal lifeto create better, more habitable urban environments..
Dublin : An Foras Forbartha, 1985.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, c2004.
Washington, DC : Island Press, c2005.
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment series.
Abstract: "The MA Synthesis Report" volume boils down the findings of the four working groups into a simple, straight-forward description of Earth's ecological health and its linkages to human well-being. This volume presents a snapshot of the health and prospects for each of the main services that ecosystems provide, including food, water, timber, and fuel; climate regulation; disease prevention; and others. "The Synthesis Report" will prove ideal for students and laypersons interested in a quick, but nuanced understanding of the state of the Earth's ecosystems.
Gabriola Island, BC : New Society Publishers, c2009.
Abstract: In response to the coming impact of peak oil, John Michael Greer helps us envision the transition from an industrial society to a sustainable ecotechnic world -- not returning to the past, but creating a society that supports relatively advanced technology on a sustainable resource base. Fusing human ecology and history, this book challenges assumptions held by mainstream and alternative thinkers about the evolution of human societies. Human societies, like ecosystems, evolve in complex and unpredictable ways, making it futile to try to impose rigid ideological forms on the patterns of evolutionary change. Instead, social change must explore many pathways over which we have no control. The troubling and exhilarating prospect of an open-ended future, he proposes, requires dissensus -- a deliberate acceptance of radical diversity that widens the range of potential approaches to infinity. Written in three parts, the book places the present crisis of the industrial world in its historical and ecological context in part one; part two explores the toolkit for the Ecotechnic Age; and part three opens a door to the complexity of future visions. For anyone concerned about peak oil and the future of industrial society, this book provides a solid analysis of how we got to where we are and offers a practical toolkit to prepare for the future.
London : Routledge, 2013.
Abstract: An introduction to environmental issues which links the physical environment to its political, social and economic contexts. Case studies from around the globe are used to illustrate key environmental issues, from global warming and deforestation to natural hazards and soil erosion.
London ; New York : Zed Books 2014
Special Collection - Zed Books
Abstract: This groundbreaking work remains as relevant today as when it was when first published. Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva, two world-renowned feminist environmental activists, critique prevailing economic theories, conventional concepts of women's emancipation, the myth of 'catching up' development, the philosophical foundations of modern science and technology, and the omission of ethics when discussing so many questions, including advances in reproductive technology and biotechnology.
Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Zed Books in association with INSTRAW, 1994.