Big World Small Planet

Autore: Johan Rockstrom
Editore: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300218362
Grandezza: 29,63 MB
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Big World Small Planet

Autore: Johan Rockström
ISBN: 9789171263346
Grandezza: 47,29 MB
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Big World Small Planet Module 1 Teacher S Guide

Autore: Ann Hempelmann
ISBN: 9781940829142
Grandezza: 70,47 MB
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Teacher's Guide for Big World, Small Planet - Module 1

Big World Small World

Autore: Kris Hirschmann
Editore: Scholastic
ISBN: 9780545111621
Grandezza: 48,39 MB
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Complete with incredible images from the award-winning BBC series, a tie-in examines animals of all shapes and sizes from around the world, noting how they have adapted to their various environments.

Cities For A Small Planet

Autore: Richard Rogers
Editore: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786722908
Grandezza: 68,63 MB
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Nothing else damages the earth's environment more than our cities. As the world's population has grown, our cities have burgeoned, and their impact on the environment worsened. Meanwhile, from the isolated, gated communities within Houston and Los Angeles, to the millions of residents of Bombay living in squalor, the city has failed to serve its ideal function—as the cradle of civilization, the engine of culture, and the inspiration for community and citizenship. In Cities for a Small Planet, Sir Richard Rogers, one of the world's leading architects and the designer of the Pompidou Center in Paris, demonstrates how future cities could provide the springboard for restoring humanity's harmony with its environment. Rogers outlines the disastrous impact cities have had and will continue to have on our world, from waste-saturated Tokyo Bay, to the massive plumes of pollution caused by London's traffic, to the depleted water resources of Mexico City. He traces these problems to the underlying social and cultural values that create them—unchecked commercial zeal, selfish individualism, and a lack of community. Bringing to bear concepts such as that of “open-minded” space—places within cities that serve multiple functions such as markets, parks, and sidewalk cafes—he explains how urban design can be used to give citizens a sense of shared experience. The city built with comfortable and safe public space can bring diverse groups together and breed a sense of tolerance, awareness, identity, and mutual respect. He calls for a new theoretical shift in the way cities do business and interact with the environment, arguing that many products come to market and are sold without figuring their social or environmental cost. Rogers goes on to describe the city of the future: one that is sustainable within its own environment; that can make a positive impact on its surroundings; that encourages communication among its citizens; that is compact and focused around neighborhoods; and that is beautiful, a city whose buildings and spaces spark the creative potential of its inhabitants.As our population grows larger, our planet grows smaller. Cities for a Small Planet is a passionate and eloquent blueprint for the cities we must create in response, cities that provide for the needs of both their residents and the earth on which they live.

Bankrupting Nature

Autore: Anders Wijkman
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 0415539692
Grandezza: 79,65 MB
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This powerful book shows us that we are in deep denial about the magnitude of the global environmental challenges and resource constraints facing the world. Despite growing scientific consensus on major environmental threats as well as resource depletion, societies are largely continuing with business as usual, at best attempting to tinker at the margins of the problems. The authors argue that regardless of whether governments respond to the economic crisis through additional stimulus packages or reduced government spending, environmental and resource constraints will remain. The crisis will be exacerbated by the combination of climate change, ecosystem decline and resource scarcity, in particular crude oil. The concept of Planetary Boundaries is introduced as a powerful explanation of the limits of the biosphere to sustain continued conventional growth. The book breaks the long silence on population, criticizing donor countries for not doing enough to support the education of girls and reproductive health services. It is shown that an economy built on the continuous expansion of material consumption is not sustainable. De-growth, however, is no solution either. The growth dilemma can only be addressed through a transformation of the economic system. A strong plea is made for abandoning GDP growth as the key objective for development. The focus should instead be on a limited number of welfare indicators. The trickle-down concept is seriously questioned, to be replaced by one of sufficiency. Rich countries are called upon to hold back their material growth to leave room for a rising living standard among the poor. Alternative business models are presented, such as moving from products to services or towards a circular economy based on re-use, reconditioning and recylcing - all with the aim of facilitating sustainable development. A Report to the Club of Rome

Big World Small Planet

Autore: Victor Nolet
ISBN: 9781940829098
Grandezza: 13,76 MB
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Who Will Feed China

Autore: Lester Russell Brown
Editore: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393038972
Grandezza: 71,94 MB
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Discusses the impact of China's future need to import grain on world food prices and outlines supply problems which will result as world production struggles to meet an unprecedented demand

Big Planet

Autore: Jack Vance
Editore: Spatterlight Press
ISBN: 1619470047
Grandezza: 46,81 MB
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Big planet: A small group of Earthlings crash on a planet overrun centuries before by dissident groups each of which has set up its own splinter society.

Little House On A Small Planet

Autore: Shay Salomon
ISBN: 9781599217956
Grandezza: 35,64 MB
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Challenging fading trends in subdivision housing, a guide to small-structure living cites such potential benefits as reduced costs, closer communities and simpler lifestyles while outlining 14 basic principles for the design and habitation of efficient, high-density homes. Original.