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This book discusses cars of the future and the new socio-economic paradigm that they represent. It examines the electromobility revolution in the traditional automotive industry and brings together multidisciplinary expertise to provide insights into the shift towards electromobility. New vehicular technologies may develop in various directions, including the smart car, and this context raises two important questions: will car... more...

This book aims to identify, present and discuss key driving forces and pressures on ecosystem services. Ecosystem services are the contributions that ecosystems provide to human well-being. The scope of this atlas is on identifying solutions and lessons to be applied across science, policy and practice. The atlas will address different components of ecosystem services, assess risks and vulnerabilities, and outline governance and management... more...

From solar panels to company-wide recycling programs to supply chain decisions -- green is here to stay. The question is: What's working, what's not, and what should we put our energy into going forward? And the only way to know that is to do a true return-on-investment analysis. Authors Jack and Patti Phillips bring their long-touted ROI methodology to these newest business initiatives, offering businesses the true antidote to green-sky thinking.

In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth—the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet— Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001. Meadows’ newly released manuscript, Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging... more...

Closed-loop supply chain activities such as remanufacturing, recycling, dismantling for spare parts, and reverse logistics have helped many companies tap into new revenue streams by finding secondary markets for their products, all while reducing their overall carbon footprint. A comprehensive yet concise presentation of closed-loop supply chain processes, Closed-Loop Supply Chains: New Developments to Improve the Sustainability of Business Practices... more...


Unprecedented habitat loss, species declines, climate warming, and pollution are culminating in an environmental crisis that needs to be addressed with innovative and radical solutions.   The crisis runs deep in the tropics, where two-thirds of the biodiversity exists in the backdrop of massive loss of native habitats and environmental neglect.  Environmental apathy, corruption, poor natural resource governance, poverty, and lack of... more...

In Sustainable Value, Chris Laszlo illustrates how the competitive strategies of some of the world's largest businesses are changing as their leaders begin to take on a number of the world's most important social, environmental, and economic issues. The book's website is at www.sustainablevaluebook.com.Part I of the book is a management fable about a young CEO and the challenges she faces in addressing her company's impact on society and the... more...

Engineers get an assessment of the sources of pollution and a summary of the techniques used in pollution control and cooling systems. This book aims to introduce waste water and cooling water treatments to student and graduate engineers in the oil and chemical industries. It is based on oil industrial impletmentation of these treatments and describes operators' experiences in running their own facilities in a number of plants.... more...

Renowned academic and businesswoman Jill Bamburg shows how mission-driven entrepreneurs can preserve the values of their company while maintaining their growth and competitiveness in the marketplace. Through lessons and stories readers learn how to build growth businesses that can be successful and economically significant in the competitive marketplace. They will learn how their businesses can be strong global competitors without becoming bad local... more...

In the future, the UK's energy supplies, for both heat and power, will come from much more diverse sources. In many cases, this will mean local energy projects serving a local community or even a single house. What technologies are available? Where and at what scale can they be used? How can they work effectively with our existing energy networks? This book explores these power and heat sources, explains the characteristics of each and examines how... more...