Volume 4 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability explores how human needs and desires, from sustenance and shelter to recreation and travel, have spurred the consumption of Earth’s material resources.
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 4/10: Natural Resources and Sustainability
Natural Resources and Sustainability explores how human needs and desires, from sustenance and shelter to recreation and travel, have spurred the consumption of Earth’s material resources. Scientists, ecologists, and other expert authors present the historical impact of commercial activities (in industries as varied as fisheries, agriculture, energy, and mineral extraction), discuss the global distribution and use of renewable and nonrenewable resources, and focus on innovative approaches for the future. Readers will learn why renewal doesn’t necessarily put a resource beyond harm and why the no-free-lunch adage applies to all natural resources.
Below are links to the ten volumes of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability:
Vols. 1–10: The Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Vol. 1: The Spirit of Sustainability
Vol. 2: The Business of Sustainability
Vol. 3: The Law and Politics of Sustainability
Vol. 4: Natural Resources and Sustainability
Vol. 5: Ecosystem Management and Sustainability
Vol. 6: Measurements, Indicators, and Research Methods for Sustainability
Vol. 7: China, India, and East and Southeast Asia: Assessing Sustainability
Vol. 8: The Americas and Oceania: Assessing Sustainability
Vol. 9: Afro-Eurasia: Assessing Sustainability
Vol. 10: The Future of Sustainability
Daniel E. Vasey, Divine Word College
Lei Shen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Sarah E. Fredericks, University of North Texas, Shirley Thompson, University of Manitoba
|Series Editorial Board|
Ashok Khosla, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Christine Loh, Civic Exchange, Hong Kong; Under Secretary for the Environment, Daniel M. Kammen, University of California, Berkeley, Lester R. Brown, Earth Policy Institute, Luis Gomez-Echeverri, United Nations Development Programme, Ray C. Anderson, Interface, Inc
|Series Advisory Board|
Brent M. Haddad, University of California, Santa Cruz, Cheryl Oakes, Duke University, Eric T. Freyfogle, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
宝库山 可持续百科全书: 自然资源和可持续性发展 (第四卷)
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Summing up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers.