In this book, experts engage in an extended dialogue arguing for a comprehensive view of sustainability. They emphasize the constraints imposed by the relationships among the components, for example, how the need for clean, easily accessible water intersects with the need for the energy required to provide it. This book urges a transformation in the way we view sustainability, a transformation that is necessary if we are to plan responsibly for a more sustainable world.--[book jacket] Linkages of sustainability: an introduction / Thomas E. Graedel, Ester van der Voet -- Agriculture and forests recent trends, future prospects / Navin Ramankutty -- Perspectives on sustainability of ecosystem services and functions / Oswald J. Schmitz -- Human capital, social capital, and institutional capacity / Steve Rayner -- Stocks, flows, and prospects of land / Karen C. Seto ... [et al.] -- Mineral resources quantitative and qualitative aspects of sustainability / Yuichi Moriguchi -- Geological stocks and prospects for nonrenewable resources / Stephen E. Kesler -- Deteriorating ore resources energy and water impacts / Terry E. Norgate -- Transforming the recovery and recycling of nonrenewable resources / Markus A. Reuter, Antoinette van Schaik -- Complex life cycles of precious and special metals / Christian Hageluken, Christina E.M. Meskers -- Stocks, flows, and prospects of mineral resources / Heather L. MacLean ... [et al.] -- Global water balance / Johannes A. C. Barth ... [et al.] -- Water quality as a component of a sustainable water supply / Thomas P. Knepper, Thomas A. Ternes -- Interactions of the water cycle with energy, material resources, greenhouse gas production, and land use / Heleen De Wever -- Issues of unsustainability related to water / Motomu Ibaraki -- Measuring and modeling the sustainability of global water resources / Shinjiro Kanae -- Stocks, flows, and prospects of water / Klaus Lindner ... [et al.] -- Resources, reserves, and consumption of energy / Donald L. Gautier ... [et al.] -- Considering issues of energy sustainability / Thomas J. Wilbanks -- Measuring energy sustainability / David L. Greene -- Energy without constraints? / Ernst Worrell -- Stocks, flows, and prospects of energy / Andreas Loschel ... [et al.] -- Climate change, land use, agriculture, and the emerging bioeconomy / David L. Skole, Brent M. Simpson -- Enhancing resource sustainability by transforming urban and suburban transportation / Mark A. Delucchi -- The emerging importance of linkages / Ester van der Voet, Thomas E. Graedel.