Sustainable development is becoming the guiding principle for the 21st century This textbook based on the author s course and rigorously class tested by his students provides an introduction into patterns of past and present un sustainable development and into the emergence of the notion of sustainable development It systematically surveys the key concepts, models and findings of the various scientific disciplines with respect to the major sustainability issues energy, nature, agro food and resource systems, and economic growth System analysis and modelling is introduced and used as an integrating tool Stories and worldviews are used to connect the quantitative and the qualitative and to offer the reader an understanding of relevant trends and events in context Sustainability Science is an ideal textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses in sustainable development and in environmental and resource science and policy....
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Sustainability Science Reviews
If you are teaching Sustainability Science of Science for Sustainability, this text helps you start over and keep your students busy the whole semester. I found it as an excellent companion to other I got from Harald Heinrichs.
For a Harvard class. Brand new.
Good book for study sustainability.
Quality was great
This is a very comprehensive, well written and exhaustively researched book on the scientific basis of sustainability. The material is extremely well presented and content is superbly rich and deep. The book offers a very wide view where, besides the excellent mandatory chapters on system dynamics, epistemology, energy, history, agriculture, etc, it also offers a unique summary of each chapter from the point of view of four "worldviews", cleverly chosen models to represent the way a large portion of people think. The wonderful manner in which the author managed to present the links between all physical, economical and industrial concerns to cultural theory, and the human dimensions of the problem of sustainability, is sufficient reason to get this book. It really improved the way I think about the subject. The book also contains extensive references to articles, books, databases and websites.
Many people agree that sustainability science is a legitimate field of research, teaching, and practice, and that it is interdisciplinary and requires system thinking. Much less agreement exists regarding what body of knowledge and what analytical tools constitute it. The new book by Bert de Vries from Cambridge University Press is a grand effort to define what sustainability science is.
Im glad I picked this book up at my college library. It covers many different aspects of sustainability and recommends other resources for interested readers Its hard to provide an in depth evaluation of all the topics covered in the book, but the author discusses in great detail energy analysis, ecology, topics of industrial ecology, ecological economics, network theory, how different worldviews relate to sustainable development... to name a few.