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Author Gorman, Hugh S. (Hugh Scott), 1957-

Title The story of N : a social history of the nitrogen cycle and the challenge of sustainability / Hugh S. Gorman
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2013


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 241 pages)
Series Studies in modern science, technology, and the environment
Studies in modern science, technology, and the environment.
Contents The emergence of a biogeochemical cycle -- From adaption to innovation -- Innovation within an ecological limit -- N and the emergence of market capitalism -- N and the rise of science -- Bypassing an ecological limit -- Industrializing a biogeomical cycle -- N in the well -- N in the air -- N in the law -- N and the seeds of an ecological economy -- Conclusion: the challenge of sustainability
Summary The Story of N analyzes the notion of sustainability from a fresh perspective, the integration of human activities with the biogeochemical cycling of nitrogen, and provides a supportive alternative to studying sustainability through the lens of climate change and the cycling of carbon. It is the first book to examine the social processes by which industrial societies learned to bypass a fundamental ecological limit and, later, began addressing the resulting concerns by establishing limits of t
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-233) and index
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Subject Nitrogen -- Environmental aspects
Nitrogen cycle.
Sustainable development.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
sustainable development.
SCIENCE -- Chemistry -- Organic.
NATURE -- Environmental Conservation & Protection.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on
Nitrogen cycle
Nitrogen -- Environmental aspects
Sustainable development
Cycle de l'azote.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780813554396