What Is Sustainability?

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What Is Sustainability?


An Overview of Our Impact on Planet Earth and the Natural Forces Shaping Our Future

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Blending history and science, What Is Sustainability? takes readers on a quick tour of the human relationship with the environment from ancient times to the modern era. Edited by a renowned educator based in New Zealand, the book draws on research from around the world to offer a global perspective on today’s issues and debates, including climate change, plastic waste, and social justice. It concludes with a section on What You Can Do.

  • “A fascinating journey of the history of our past relationship with the environment, and a view into the future we must create. What Is Sustainability? is an important read for anyone who cares about our role on this planet.” –Christiana Figueres, GlobalOptimism.com and former executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • “It’s hard to imagine a more important question than the one this book poses–and it provides a readable, searching, and useful set of answers!” — Bill McKibben, author Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?
  • “In the twenty-first century, everyone should be able to answer the question, “What is sustainability?” This is the perfect primer for anyone interested in how we got ourselves into this mess, and how we’re going to get out of it.” –Solitaire Townsend, Futerra


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Weight0.472 lbs
Dimensions6 × 9 in






Publication Date

November 2019

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