Sustainability

- A Cultural History

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Sustainability
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Bog, paperback
Udgivelsesdato:
04-10-2012
Sprog:
Engelsk
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From diets to economic growth, everything these days has to be `sustainable'. But the word's currency should not obscure its origins: sustainability is an age-old aspiration; a concept deeply rooted in human culture. Though in danger of abuse and overuse today, it can still be recovered from its present inflationary coinage.In clear and thought-provoking terms, Ulrich Grober reassesses the concept of sustainability using a range of fascinating historical instances of its application. He considers the vision of men such as Hans Carl von Carlowitz, credited with having first formulated the three pillars of sustainability: environmental equilibrium, economic security and social justice. The journey takes in Francis of Assisi`s thirteenth-century Canticle of the Sun, as well as Greek philosophers and Enlightenment scholars. Whether in the court of Louis XIV or the silver mines of Saxony, Grober reveals that sustainability is always born of crisis and yet also marks the birth of a new awareness, a realisation that the planet we live on has to be sustained and preserved for future generations.This book offers a historically rich and nuanced introduction to a concept that could not be of more pressing importance for the twenty-first century.

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Udgivelsesdato:
04-10-2012
ISBN13:
9780857840455
Vægt:
408 g
Dybde:
15 mm
Bredde:
156 mm
Højde:
234 mm
Forlag:
Green Books
Format:
Paperback
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    This book offers a historically rich and nuanced introduction to the concept of sustainability that could not be of more pressing importance for the 21st century.

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