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Taking sides. Clashing views in sustainability / selected, edited, and with introductions by Robert W. Taylor.

Taylor, Robert W., 1943- editor. (Added Author).
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Albright Memorial Library 338.927 TAKING (Text) 50686014786516 Stacks Available

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  • ISBN: 0073514535
  • ISBN: 9780073514536
  • Physical Description: xlii, 528 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : McGraw-Hill, ℗♭2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 520).
Formatted Contents Note: Unit 1. Principles and overview -- Issue 1. Is sustainability a realistic objective for society? -- Issue 2. Is sustainability more about politics than science? -- Issue 3. Are Western values, ethics, and dominant paradigms compatible with sustainability? -- Issue 4. Does sustainability mean a lower standard of living? -- Unit 2. Global issues -- Issue 5. Can India and China reduce their dependence on coal? -- Issue 6. Is poverty responsible for global environmental degradation? -- Issue 7. Is limiting consumption rather than limiting population the key to sustainability? -- Issue 8. Can technology deliver global sustainability? -- Unit 3. Policy -- Issue 9. Is monetizing ecosystem services essential for sustainability? -- Issue 10. Does the market work better than government at transitioning to sustainability? -- Issue 11. Does sustainable urban development require more policy innovation and planning? -- Issue 12. Should water be privatized? -- Unit 4. Natural resources -- Issue 13. Can our marine resources be sustainably managed? -- Issue 14. Is natural gas hydraulic fracturing safe? -- Issue 15. Can species preservation be successfully managed? -- Issue 16. Can sustainable agriculture feed the world? -- Unit 5. Energy, business, and society -- Issue 17. Can nuclear energy be green? -- Issue 18. Is corporate sustainability more public relations than real? -- Issue 19. Are social concerns taken seriously in the "triple bottom line" of sustainability? -- Issue 20. Can cities be made sustainable?
Summary, etc.: Presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format, with readings that reflect opposing positions.-- From publisher's description.
Subject: Sustainability.
Sustainable development.
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