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Title Technology and sustainability / edited by Carolien Kroeze [and others]
Published Amsterdam : Techne Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (115 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Does the population issue still have a valid place on the environmental agenda? / Jan J. Boersema -- 2. The political economy of sustainable development in a globalising context / Hans Opschoor -- 3. On technologies for sustainable societal change / Pieter Glasbergen -- 4. On sustainability and capitalism / Egbert Tellegen -- 5. Combatting climate change. The role of government, industry and NGOs / Jacqueline Cramer -- 6. Biochar: environmental benefits and costs / David Pimentel -- 7. Technological risk, precautionary reasoning and 'sustainable safety': eternal objective-subjective tensions? / Charles Vlek -- 8. Risk assessment and environmental chemicals: a historical perspective / Ad Ragas and Mark Huijbregts -- 9. Biogeochemical nitrogen cycles and food production / Carolien Kroeze, Wilfried Ivens, Ansje Löhr, Daisy Tysmans, Jikke van Wijnen and Tobias Bolscher -- 10. The growth of renewable electricity production -- exploring the limits / Kornelis Blok and Pieter van Breevoort
Summary For this collection of essays, a number of leading environmentalists have been invited to present their vision, each in their own field of expertise. Sustainability and Technology invites the reader to critically think about these issues, and consider the implications that sustainability has on society, environment, and technology and its developments
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Sustainable development.
Technology -- Environmental aspects.
Technology -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Kroeze, Carolien.
ISBN 9085940338 (electronic bk.)
9085940362 (electronic bk.)
9789085940333 (electronic bk.)
9789085940364 (electronic bk.)