Material Concerns

Material Concerns : Pollution, Profit and Quality of Life

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 156.7 x 233.7 x 16.3mm | 480.82g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 20 line drawings
  • 0415132495
  • 9780415132497

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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

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Table of contents

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

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