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Sustainability or Collapse?

An Integrated History and Future of People on Earth (Dahlem Workshop Reports)

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Published by The MIT Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sustainability,
  • Science,
  • History - General History,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Future Studies,
  • Historical Geography,
  • Human Geography,
  • Science / Environmental Science,
  • Environmental Science,
  • Congresses,
  • History,
  • Human ecology

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsRobert Costanza (Editor), Lisa J. Graumlich (Editor), Will Steffen (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages517
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9529768M
    ISBN 100262033666
    ISBN 109780262033664

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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (titled Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive for the British edition) is a book by academic and popular science author Jared Diamond, in which the author first defines collapse: "a drastic decrease in human population size and/or political/economic/social complexity, over a considerable area, for an extended time."Author: Jared Diamond.

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With “Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation”, first and second-year college students are introduced to this expanding new field, comprehensively exploring the essential concepts from every branch of knowledge – including engineering and the applied arts, natural and social sciences, and the humanities.

As sustainability is a multi-disciplinary area of study, the text is the product 4/5(26). Sustainability (ISSN ; CODEN: SUSTDE) is an international, cross-disciplinary, scholarly, peer-reviewed and open access journal of environmental, cultural, economic, and social sustainability of human beings.

Sustainability or Collapse? book Sustainability provides an advanced forum for studies related to sustainability and sustainable development, and is published semi-monthly online by MDPI. The three pillars of sustainability are a powerful tool for defining the complete sustainability problem.

This consists of at least the economic, social, and environmental pillars. If any one pillar is weak then the system as a whole is unsustainable. Two popular ways to. Joseph Anthony Tainter (born December 8, ) is an American anthropologist and historian.

2 Social complexity. 3 Diminishing returns. 7 Further reading. 8 External links. Tainter studied anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley and Northwestern University, where he received his Ph.D.

in. 1 Sustainability or Collapse: Lessons from Integrating the History of Humans and the Rest of Nature 3 Robert Costanza, Lisa J. Graumlich, and Will Steffen 2 Human–Environment Interactions: Learning from the Past 19 John A. Dearing 3 Assessing and Communicating Data Quality: Toward a System of Data Quality Grading 39 Robert CostanzaFile Size: 3MB.

The LibreTexts libraries are Powered by MindTouch ® and are supported by the Department of Education Open Textbook Pilot Project, the UC Davis Office of the Provost, the UC Davis Library, the California State University Affordable Learning Solutions Program, and Merlot.

We also acknowledge previous National Science Foundation support under grant numbers. The basic problem with the remainder of the essays and the book itself is captured in its title: “Sustainability or Collapse?” The hubris evident in the title infects the remaining essays.

They are typically self-indulgent, jargon-ridden, confused and confusing, replete with self-citations, and dogma.

In Sustainability or Collapse?, researchers from a range of scholarly disciplines develop an integrated human and environmental history over millennial, centennial, and decadal time scales and make projections for the future.

The contributors focus on the human-environment interactions that have shaped historical forces since ancient times and Price: $ Christian Weisser is an Associate Professor of English at Penn State Berks, where he coordinates both the Professional Writing Program and the Writing Across the Curriculum Program.

Christian is the Editor of Composition Forum, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal in rhetoric and of his research focuses upon the ecology of writing and environmental rhetoric, and he is the author. Sustainability by Leslie Paul Thiele Wiley Press ISBN: Any format or edition. Why this book.

Our understanding of sustainability is uneven. This is a concise and interesting introduction to sustainability and will provide a foundational understanding for our work during the block. Moving towards a sustainable economy and society seems an inevitable fact. Many experts have thus released their works on sustainability to help this transition move faster.

Here are the ten best readings on sustainability, where you can find old and important books and other more recent ones by influential following list has been made by Sustainable Brands. Sustainability studies is in a position to ask some of the most interesting questions about human purpose, identity, modernity, ethics, and the nature of "progress".

This book is an ideal starting point for anyone who wants to know more about we can ‘hold up’ civilization, humanity, and the world we live in. Sustainability focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

The concept. Reading Notes for Jared Diamond’s Collapse The book attempts to answer the question, may allow us to solve the largest problem facing today’s civilization: the global environmental sustainability problem. It is a direction of exploration that few have attempted. Most merely describe the symptoms of So that the book may start right.

Collapse is something we don’t talk about much. The last time there was a serious discussion around it in the public sphere was probably when Jared Diamond’s book Collapse became a bestseller fifteen years ago. That book fed into the movements that were seeking to avoid collapse by making a transition, something that informs the Transition Towns movement.

Sustainable Development or Eco-Collapse: Lessons for Tourism and Development from Easter Island Article (PDF Available) in Sustainability 8(11) November with .The LibreTexts libraries are Powered by MindTouch ® and are supported by the Department of Education Open Textbook Pilot Project, the UC Davis Office of the Provost, the UC Davis Library, the California State University Affordable Learning Solutions Program, and Merlot.

We also acknowledge previous National Science Foundation support under grant numbers, and Islands are viewed as ideal locations to explore sustainability issues [7,8], since the sustainability challenges of limited resources and carrying capacity can be more readily observed and analysed in island societies [].In addition, due to their isolation, remoteness, and fragile environment, islands are epitomes of places where the imperatives of sustainable development are most by: 6.