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Main Title Pursuing sustainability : a guide to the science and practice /
Author Matson, P. A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Clark, William C.,
Andersson, Krister.
Publisher Princeton University Press,
Year Published 2016
OCLC Number 935904624
ISBN 9780691157610; 0691157618
Subjects Sustainability. ; Sustainable development. ; Environmental responsibility. ; POLITICAL SCIENCE--Public Policy--Environmental Policy. ; NATURE--Ecology. ; NATURE--Environmental Conservation & Protection. ; Duurzaamheid (milieu) ; Hêallbar utveckling.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ENAM  GE196.M37 2016 Region 7 IRC Library/Kansas City,KS 03/08/2018 DISPERSAL
Collation x, 231 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
"Sustainability is a global imperative and a scientific challenge like no other. This concise guide provides students and practitioners with a strategic framework for linking knowledge with action in the pursuit of sustainable development, and serves as an invaluable companion to more narrowly focused courses dealing with sustainability in particular sectors such as energy, food, water, and housing, or in particular regions of the world. Written by leading experts, Pursuing Sustainability shows how more inclusive and interdisciplinary approaches and systems perspectives can help you achieve your sustainability objectives. It stresses the need for understanding how capital assets are linked to sustainability goals through the complex adaptive dynamics of social-environmental systems, how committed people can use governance processes to alter those dynamics, and how successful interventions can be shaped through collaborations among researchers and practitioners on the ground. The ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate students and an invaluable resource for anyone working in this fast-growing field, Pursuing Sustainability also features case studies, a glossary, and suggestions for further reading. Provides a strategic framework for linking knowledge with action Draws on the latest cutting-edge science and practices. Serves as the ideal companion text to more narrowly focused courses. Utilizes interdisciplinary approaches and systems perspectives. Illustrates concepts with a core set of case studies used throughout the book. Written by world authorities on sustainability. An online illustration package is available to professors"-- Pursuing sustainability : an introduction -- A framework for sustainability analysis : linking ultimate goals with their underlying determinants -- Dynamics of social-environmental systems -- Governance in social-environmental systems -- Linking knowledge with action -- Next steps : contributing to a sustainability transition.