Description - Reconstructing Earth by Braden Allenby
Drawing on his varied background and experience in both academia and the corporate world, he describes the emerging field of "earth systems engineering and management," which offers an integrated approach to understanding and managing complex human/natural systems that can serve as a basis for crafting better, more lasting solutions to widespread environmental problems. Reconstructing Earth not only critiques dysfunctional elements of current environmentalism but establishes a foundation for future environmental management and progress, one built on an understanding of technological evolution and the cultural systems that support modern technologies. Taken together, the essays offer an important means of developing an environmentalism that is robust and realistic enough to address the urgent realities of our planet. Reconstructing Earth is a thought-provoking new work for anyone concerned with the past or future of environmental thought, including students and teachers of environmental studies, environmental policy, technology policy, technological evolution, or sustainability.
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(229mm x 153mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Braden Allenby
Braden Allenbyis professor of civil and environmental engineering and professor of law at Arizona State University. Until 2004, he was vice president for environment, health and safety at AT&T, and is author or co-author of numerous textbooks. "