Materials and Sustainable Development

Materials and Sustainable Development

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This book, from note materials selection authority Mike Ashby, provides a structure and framework for analyzing sustainable development and the role of materials in it. The aim is to introduce ways of exploring sustainable development to readers in a way that avoids simplistic interpretations and approaches complexity in a systematic way. There is no completely qrightq answer to questions of sustainable development a€“ instead, there is a thoughtful, well-researched response that recognizes concerns of stakeholders, the conflicting priorities and the economic, legal and social aspects of a technology as well as its environmental legacy. The intent is not to offer solutions to sustainability challenges but rather to improve the quality of discussion and enable informed, balanced debate. Describes sustainable development in increasingly detailed progression, from a broad overview to specific tools and methods Six chapter length case studies on such topics as biopolymers, electric cars, bamboo, and lighting vividly illustrate the sustainable development process from a materials perspective Business and economic aspects are covered in chapters on corporate sustainability and the qcircular materials economyq Support for course use includes online solutions manual and image bankThis book, from note materials selection authority Mike Ashby, provides a structure and framework for analyzing sustainable development and the role of materials in it.


Title:Materials and Sustainable Development
Author: Michael F. Ashby
Publisher:Butterworth-Heinemann - 2015-01-19
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