How can the Earth become fully industrialised without overwhelming natural systems? This is a book for those who wish to participate more effectively in today's attempts to implement appropriate strategies. The reader will more deeply understand:
- recycling – after learning what happens to lead and cadmium in consumer products;
- solar energy – after exploring a future based on biomass energy;
- chemicals in agriculture – after being introduced to ecotoxicology and the global nitrogen cycle;
- industrial innovation – after reading eye-witness accounts of new design principles and management practices on the shop floor;
- international cooperation – after confronting conflicting perspectives of authors from several countries.
The goal is to empower the citizen activist, the scholar looking for new challenges, the business leader determined to move beyond slogans in achieving the greening of industry, and the educated person everywhere who finds these issues too important to be left to others.
Foreword William Moomaw
Preface Robert Socolow
1. Six perspectives from industrial ecology Robert Socolow
Part I. Vulnerability and Adaptation:
2. Introduction R. Socolow, C. Andrews
F. Berkhout and V. Thomas
3. Industrial ecology: definition and implementation Thomas Graedel
4. Industrialization as a historical phenomenon Arnulf Grübler
5. Changing perceptions of vulnerability Robin Cantor and Steve Rayner
6. The human dimension of vulnerability Robert S. Chen
7. Global industrialization: a developing country perspective Saleemul Huq
Part II. The Grand Cycles: Disruption and Repair:
8. Introduction R. Socolow, C. Andrews, F. Berkhout and V. Thomas
9. Human impacts on the carbon and nitrogen cycles Robert U. Ayres, William H. Schlesinger and Robert H. Socolow
10. Charting development paths: a multicountry comparison of carbon dioxide emissions William Moomaw and Mark Tullis
11. Reducing urban sources of methane: an experiment in industrial ecology Robert Harris
12. Reducing carbon dioxide emissions in Russia Yuri Kononov
13. Energy efficiency in China: past experience and future prospects Jiang Zhenping
14. Roles for biomass energy in sustainable development Robert Williams
Part III. Toxics and The Environment:
15. Introduction R. Socolow, C. Andrews, F. Berkhout and V. Thomas
16. Soil as a vulnerable environmental system Jerald Schnoor and Valerie Thomas
17. The vulnerability of biotic diversity William Schlesinger
18. Global ecotoxicology: management and science Susan Anderson
19. Industrial activity and metals emissions Jerome Nriagu
20. Metals loading of the environment: cadmium in the rhine basin William Stigliani, Peter Jaffé and Stefan Anderberg
21. Emissions and exposure to metals: cadmium and lead Valerie Thomas and Thomas Spiro
22. Nuclear power: an industrial ecology that failed? Frans Berkhout
Part IV. Industrial Ecology In Firms:
23. Introduction R. Socolow, C. Andrews, F. Berkhout and V. Thomas
24. Product life-cycle management to replace waste management Michael Braungart
25. Industrial ecology in the manufacturing of consumer products Wayne France and Valerie Thomas
26. Design for environment: a management perspective Bruce Paton
27. Prioritizing impacts in industrial ecology Thomas Graedel, Inge Horkeby and Victoria Norberg-Bohm
28. Finding and implementing projects that reduce waste Kenneth Nelson
29. Free-lunch economics for industrial ecologists Theodore Panayotou and Clifford Zinnes
Part V. Industrial Ecology In Policy-Making:
30. Introduction R. Socolow, C. Andrews, F. Berkhout and V. Thomas
31. Policies to encourage clean technology Clinton Andrews
32. Initiatives in Lower Saxony to link ecology to economy Monika Griefahn
33. Military-to-civilian conversion and the environment in Russia George Golitsyn
34. The political economy of raw materials extraction and trade Stephen Bunker
35. Development, environment and energy efficiency Ashok Gadgil
36. The industrial ecology agenda Clinton Andrews, Frans Berkhout and Valerie Thomas
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"[...] aims to provide coherence to the thinking about industrial ecology by clarifying what is more and less important and what is well and poorly understood [...] a rich mix of topics."
- Integrated Environmental Management
"[...] a refreshingly positive and constructive look at our impact on the natural world and the remedial policies we should adopt for the future [...] This is an important and well-presented text."
- Peter D. Moore, New Scientist
"[...] excellent and far-reaching volume."
- James Eflin, Global Environmental Change
"The book is recommended as a source book for those concerned with global change and its relationship with industry."
- Ian W. Drummond, OUGS Journal
"[...] a very well produced book with excellent references and very clear illustrations."
- Margaret C. Enger, OUGS Journal
"This is an important work on the subject that cannot be ignored."
- MRDS, The Naturalist