Material Concerns: Pollution, Profit and Quality of Life

Material Concerns: Pollution, Profit and Quality of Life

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By (author) Tim Jackson

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Hardback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 162mm x 241mm x 20mm | 602g
  • Publication date: 19 June 1996
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415132487
  • ISBN 13: 9780415132480
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 20 line drawings

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Material Concerns offers new perspectives on key environmental issues - pollution prevention, ecological economics, limits to sustainability, consumer behaviour and government policy. The first non-technical introduction to preventative environmental management, Material Concerns offers realistic prospects for improving the quality of life.

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"Clear and compelling...Jackson provides both the conceptual framework and convincing illustration of the new evironmental paradigm of industrial production. In ten years' time all managers will be thinking this way."-Michael Jacobs, CSEC, Lancaster "A very impressive and potentially influential book: imaginative yet rooted in sound common sense. Successfully drawing together the essential themes in the current environmental debate, this book deserves to be very widely read."-Roland Clift, University of Surrey "This is a very good book. It is a logical argument that draws its evidence from a number of quite disparate academic disciplines, marshals digestible facts in a convincing manner, and presents complex points to the nonspecialist reader without patronizing or indeed preaching."-" Tourism Analysis ..." inspirational ... A major strength of the text is integration of the material economy with the ecosystem and thermodynamic system ... [T]he author has written a pioneering book fusing environmental economic relationships in a new and needed approach for economic and industrial geography ... I plan to use the textbook as a required book for my industrial geography course."-John Benhart, "Journal of Cultural Geography

Table of contents

1 Living in a Material World - rough guide to a lonely planet 2 Material Transitions - the birth of the industrial economy 3 Farewell to Love Canal - from industrial afterthought to environmental foresight 4 A Stitch in Time - the principles of prevention 5 Easy Virtues - saving money through pollution prevention 6 Persistent Vices - understanding resistance to change 7 Back to the Future - re-inventing the service economy 8 Negotiating Change - de-materialisation and the profit motive 9 Growth in Crisis - untangling the logic of wealth 10 Beyond Material Concerns - regaining quality of life.