A Handbook of Industrial Ecology by Robert U. Ayres

By Robert U. Ayres

Commercial ecology is coming of age and this incredible ebook brings jointly top students to give a cutting-edge evaluate of the topic.

Each a part of the e-book comprehensively covers the next matters in a scientific kind:

• the pursuits and achievements of commercial ecology and the heritage of the sphere

• technique, masking the most ways to research and review

• economics and business ecology

• business ecology on the national/regional point

• commercial ecology on the sectoral/materials point

• functions and coverage implications.

The authors are all specialists on the leading edge of the sector and the bibliography on my own will turn out necessary as a accomplished consultant to the literature. This extraordinary guide may be an quintessential reference for college kids and students operating in environmental administration, business ecology and environmental and ecological stories.

Show description

Read or Download A Handbook of Industrial Ecology PDF

Similar environmental economics books

Environmental Valuation in Developed Countries: Case Studies

This can be the second one of 2 volumes of case experiences that illustrate how environmental economists position values on environmental resources and at the flows of products and providers generated by means of these resources. the 1st quantity Valuing the surroundings in constructing nations illustrates methodologies and purposes of valuation recommendations within the constructing global; this quantity concentrates on built or `wealthy' international locations the place the 1st examples of financial valuation of our environment have been performed.

Grand Coulee: harnessing a dream

Within the able arms of Paul Pitzer, the struggle for Grand Coulee Dam and the tale of its development is a crucial, lively saga of individuals striving for mind-blowing ambitions after which operating to construct whatever dazzling. those visionaries complete their goal opposed to the backdrop of the worst fiscal melancholy within the nation's background.

Science Policy, Ethics, and Economic Methodology: Some Problems of Technology Assessment and Environmental-Impact Analysis

If certainly scientists and technologists, particularly economists, set a lot of the schedule wherein the longer term is performed out, and that i imagine they do, then the coed of clinical technique and public ethics has at the least 3 thoughts. He can include yes medical equipment and the price they carry for social decisionmaking, a lot as Milton Friedman has accredited neoclassical econom­ ics.

Learning and Performance Matters

Studying and appearing is a topic that has profound impression on our effects and activities because it cuts throughout all fields of analysis. whereas appearing is set assembly the calls for put upon us, studying increasing the means for destiny calls for. daily successes and screw ups are essentially as a result of the means we examine and practice.

Additional resources for A Handbook of Industrial Ecology

Example text

THE GOALS OF INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY Given this overview of the elements of industrial ecology, it is possible to entertain more complicated questions about this field. One set of especially notable and knotty questions revolve around the goals of industrial ecology. Clearly, the field is driven by concerns about human impact on the biophysical environment. Put simplistically, the goal is to improve and maintain environmental quality. Just as clearly, such a statement of goals does not begin to speak to the multiple dimensions of the research or practice in this field.

P. Snow) between natural and social sciences respectively. In the 1860s, when this divide was less rigid, the concept of metabolism from biology quickly found resonance in much of classic social science theory. Later on the social science use of this concept became more restricted. The awakening of environmental awareness and the first skeptical views of economic growth during the late 1960s triggered a revival of interest in society’s metabolism under the new perspective (Wolman 1965; Boulding 1966; Ayres and Kneese 1968a, 1969; Neef 1969; Boyden 1970; Georgescu-Roegen 1971; Meadows et al.

He proclaimed the emancipation from monetary economy towards an economy of energy and resources. In four lectures at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Geddes developed a type of economic input–output table in physical terms. The first column contains the sources of energy as 20 Context and History well as the sources for materials used. Energy and materials are transformed into products in three stages: the extraction of fuels and raw materials; the manufacture; and the transport and exchange. Between each of these stages there occur losses that have to be estimated – the final product might then be surprisingly small in proportion to the overall input (Geddes 1885).

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.98 of 5 – based on 44 votes