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Encyclopedia of Sustainability

By: Robin M Collin and Robert William Collin

819 pages, Illus

Greenwood Press

Hardback | Dec 2009 | #183872 | ISBN-13: 9780313352614
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This expansive encyclopedia breaks new ground, giving definition and focus to an urgent and much-talked-about topic that is extraordinarily wide ranging and all too often misunderstood. As the first major reference work in its field, the three comprehensive volumes span the entire scope of sustainability from ecological concepts to financial concerns to public policy and community action, giving readers a solid foundation from which to think critically about efforts to make a more sustainable world.

The Encyclopedia of Sustainability comprises three volumes, each dedicated to one of three equally important contexts in which the term is used: environment and ecology, business and economics, and equity and fairness. Each volume provides authoritative but accessible coverage of basic concepts and terms, as well as policy initiatives, controversies, and future trends. Volumes also include biographical sketches of important contributors to sustainability efforts from the scientific, economic, public policy, and activist realms, plus extensive listings of print and online resources for further exploration.

."..accessible and well-written. Each thematic volume contains enough information for the layperson or entry-level undergraduate student to grasp the fundamental issues and terms, get familiar with important names, both individual and institutional, and discover sources for further research." -

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Robin Morris Collin, J.D., is professor of law and director of the Certificate Program in Sustainability and Law at Willamette University College of Law in Salem, OR.

Robert William Collin is the senior research scholar at Willamette University Center for Sustainable Communities in Salem, OR. His published works include Greenwood's Battleground: Environment and The EPA: Cleaning Up America's Act.

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