Environmental Sciences

Sustainable Development and the Limitation of Growth

Future Prospects for World Civilization

Authors: Danilov-Danil'yan, Victor I., Losev, K. S., Reyf, Igor E.

  • Addresses one of the most urgent and critical problems of our civilization
  • Highlights the importance of global environmental stability
  • Shows humanity its real place in the natural environment
  • Emphasizes the gravity of the ecological threat before us
  • Demonstrates the need to move from modern industrial thinking to new ecological thinking
  • Takes a holistic approach to the global economic crisis
  • Contends that sustainability is achievable only on a global scale and cannot be regionalized or isolated
  • Portrays the economic, social and ethical consequences of the violation of biospherical laws
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About this book

It is over 15 years since Agenda 21 was adopted in Rio de Janeiro,
and over 100 countries have now espoused this code to use
sustainable development as a means of avoiding an ecological
catastrophe. However it is obvious that, even with this
commitment, there is still a significant lack of both understanding
and action.


Sustainable Development and the Limitation of Growth presents the
ecological, demographic, economic and socio-psychological
manifestations of the global crisis, and outlines the immutable
laws and limitations which determine the existence of all living
things in the biosphere. The book

  • contends that sustainability is achievable only on a global scale
    and cannot be regionalized or isolated;
  • demonstrates the need to move to a new way of thinking;
  • shows humanity its real place in the natural environment;
  • highlights the importance of global environmental stability.


This unique work argues for a change in the sustainable
development paradigm, the strategic nucleus of which must be
the conservation of ecosystems, especially forests, still in existence
and the partial reconstruction of destroyed ecosystems, as well as
for an understanding of humanity’s real place in the natural
environment and the gravity of the ecological threat before us.
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"This timely, well-organized book provides intriguing insights into the 21st-century plight of the human-built and natural worlds. Danilov-Danil’yan and Losev (both, Russian Academy of Sciences) and Reyf (German journalist) argue that the direct dependence of people on critical ecosystem services requires … social, psychological, and economic trends that underpin the problem. The book’s six parts aptly reveal the breath and depth of the analysis … . Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries." (P. R. Pinet, Choice, Vol. 46 (11), July, 2009)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Development and the Limitation of Growth
Book Subtitle
Future Prospects for World Civilization
Authors
Series Title
Environmental Sciences
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-75250-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-75250-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-75249-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09451-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 262
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