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Can we create a sustainable society? What would that mean? How should we set about doing it? How can we bring about such a profound change in the way things are organized? This text tackles these questions directly. It covers: historical development of the concept of sustainability; contemporary debates about how to achieve it; and obstacles and the prospects for overcoming them.
This new fully revised edition covers the latest on the climate change front, particularly the advances in scientific understanding and political awareness of climate change. Other updates include more recent economic analyses, particularly the Stern Report, and the global shift away from faith in markets over the past five years. Customer Book Reviews Heavy reading By Green Girl on Mar 06, This book will especially appeal to people with a lot of knowledge in economic theory.
It is very heavy reading and as an educated reader, but not a PhD economist, I had a hard time to push my way through. I had planned to use the book as a text to a community college general interest course in Sustainability, but it would be way over the heads of all but the most advanced economics students. After these warnings, I am happy to have forced myself to keep going. This books shows how the whole question of sustainability is very complex and call into question the very basis of our economic systems.
Mostly people use "sustainability" in a way to make everyone feel good about what they are doing. Look at the number of college courses that have had to add "sustainable" in their title. It ends up not meaning much at all. Perfect for Referencing By Frank Roettgers on Feb 03, With "The Principles of Sustainability" Dresner wrote a great resource for everyone who wants to know what sustainability is, where as well as when it emerged, and where it might go.
Especially for researchers this book offers plenty of well researched facts about the history of sustainability and how it became the concept that it is today. After reading many guides on how to become sustainable I found it quite refreshing to read this book. Although I think that chapter three about the future of sustainability is a bit brief and better outlined in other books, I enjoyed the read and would recommend it to everyone who likes to take a step back before taking two steps ahead.
It takes the reader through all the history and tries to give as much neccessary background information as possible to get the big picture on each historical event and milestone.
Definitely a book worth having for references on Sustainability events. Excelent Reference book By Bofy on Sep 08, One of the most comprehensive books about the background that has lead us to the current unsustainable society. It is rare to find a book that covers every aspect of the background of the problem but Dressner does that in a very good way. At some points it might be a difficult read to people with little or no experience in economics or social sciences but it is well worth the effort.
Principles of Sustainability By Savannah Amor on Feb 20, This book took the longest to here out of all of my book purchases for that day, but once it did the book was in good shape. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. It was published by Routledge and has a total of pages in the book. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here. Similar Books.
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Mezticage To ask other readers questions about The Principles of Sustainabilityplease sign up. At a time of increasingly rapid environmental deterioration and climate change, sustainability is one of the most important issues facing the world. Jun 15, Frankrrrr rated it really liked dresnef. This new fully revised edition covers the latest on the climate change front, particularly the advances in scientific understanding and political awareness of climate change. Harvie Agnew ba rated it really liked it Apr 01, Progress and its Discontents. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
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