Sustainability Science

The Emerging Paradigm and the Urban Environment

Editors: Weinstein, Michael P., Turner, R. Eugene (Eds.)

  • This book highlights sustainability science by addressing key challenges for scientists
  • A goal of this book is to try and understand the workings of complex systems when humans are involved
  • Greater degrees of integration across science and technology systems is a key factor in matching solutions to sustainability problems
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The object of this book is to highlight how the nascent field of sustainability science is addressing a key challenges for scientists; that is, understanding the workings of complex systems especially when humans are involved. A consistent thread in the sustainability science movement is the wide acknowledgement that greater degrees of integration across what are now segmented dimensions of extant Science and Technology systems will be a key factor in matching the most appropriate science and technology solutions to specific sustainability problems in specific places.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • From the Unity of Nature to Sustainability Science: Ideas and Practice

    Kates, Robert W.

    Pages 3-19

  • Sustaining Sustainability: Creating a Systems Science in a Fragmented Academy and Polarized World

    Sterman, John D.

    Pages 21-58

  • A Landscape Approach for Sustainability Science

    Wu, Jianguo (Jingle)

    Pages 59-77

  • It’s OK to Talk About Sustainability

    Hecht, Alan D.

    Pages 79-96

  • The Value of Natural and Social Capital in Our Current Full World and in a Sustainable and Desirable Future

    Costanza, Robert

    Pages 99-109

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-3187-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-0051-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainability Science
Book Subtitle
The Emerging Paradigm and the Urban Environment
Editors
  • Michael P. Weinstein
  • R. Eugene Turner
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-3188-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-3188-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3187-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0051-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 444
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