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The Resource Metabolism of the anthroposphere : analysis, evaluation, design, Peter Baccini and Paul H. Brunner, (electronic book)

Metabolism of the anthroposphere : analysis, evaluation, design, Peter Baccini and Paul H. Brunner, (electronic book)

Label
Metabolism of the anthroposphere : analysis, evaluation, design
Title
Metabolism of the anthroposphere
Title remainder
analysis, evaluation, design
Statement of responsibility
Peter Baccini and Paul H. Brunner
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Over the last several thousand years of human life on Earth, agricultural settlements became urban cores, and these regional settlements became tightly connected through infrastructures transporting people, materials, and information. This global network of urban systems, including ecosystems, is the anthroposphere; the physical flows and stocks of matter and energy within it form its metabolism. This book offers an overview of the metabolism of the anthroposphere, with an emphasis on the design of metabolic systems. It takes a cultural historical perspective, supported with methodology from the natural sciences and engineering. The book will be of interest to scholars and practitioners in the fields of regional development, environmental protection, and material management. It will also be a resource for undergraduate and graduate students in industrial ecology, environmental engineering, and resource management. The authors describe the characteristics of material stocks and flows of human settlements in space and time; introduce the method of material flow analysis (MFA) for metabolic studies; analyze regional metabolism and the material systems generated by basic activities; and offer four case studies of optimal metabolic system design: phosphorus management, urban mining, waste management, and mobility. This second edition of an extremely influential book has been substantially revised and greatly expanded. Its new emphasis on design and resource utilization reflects recent debates and scholarship on sustainable development and climate change
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baccini, P
Dewey number
304.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GF21
LC item number
.B23 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brunner, Paul H.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human ecology
  • Urban ecology (Biology)
  • Urbanization
  • City planning
  • Metabolism
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Environmental engineering
  • Environmental protection
Label
Metabolism of the anthroposphere : analysis, evaluation, design, Peter Baccini and Paul H. Brunner, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10531188
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
x, 392 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780262301329
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Metabolism of the anthroposphere : analysis, evaluation, design, Peter Baccini and Paul H. Brunner, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10531188
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
x, 392 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780262301329
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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