Encyclopedia of sustainability / Robin Morris Collin, Robert William Collin.

Contributor(s): Collin, Robin Morris | Collin, Robert W, 1957- | Gale GroupMaterial type: TextTextSeries: Gale virtual reference libraryPublisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood Press, c2009Description: 1 online resource (3 v.) : illISBN: 9780313352621 (electronic book); 9780313352645 (v. 1 : electronic book); 9780313352669 (v. 2 : electronic book); 9780313352683 (v. 3 : electronic book)Subject(s): Environmental sciences -- Encyclopedias | Sustainability -- Encyclopedias | Sustainable development -- EncyclopediasAdditional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: 333.7203 LOC classification: GE10 | .E528 2009Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
v. 1. Environment and ecology -- v. 2. Business and economics -- v. 3. Equity and fairness.
Summary: Spans the entire scope of sustainability from ecological concepts to financial concerns to public policy and community action. Provides a solid foundation from which to think critically about efforts to make a more sustainable world.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

v. 1. Environment and ecology -- v. 2. Business and economics -- v. 3. Equity and fairness.

Spans the entire scope of sustainability from ecological concepts to financial concerns to public policy and community action. Provides a solid foundation from which to think critically about efforts to make a more sustainable world.

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Library Journal Review

The media has exploited one of our latest cultural buzzwords, sustainability, by drawing considerable attention to the issues of environmentalism, recycling, energy conservation, carbon footprints, and the like. Each volume in this set explores the various meanings of sustainability via three primary domains: environment and ecology, business and economics, and equity and fairness. The authors (who are married to each other) are well qualified to sound off on the topic: Robin M. Collin directs the Certificate Program in Sustainability and Law at Willamette University College of Law in Salem, OR, and Robert William Collin is a senior research scholar for Sustainable Communities at the same university. The authors begin each volume with a concise overview of the development of sustainability within each domain and skillfully demonstrate how these domains intersect. They also provide key terms, outline policy initiatives by various levels of government, provide insight into controversies and conflicting stakeholder interests, outline the key people involved within the sustainability movement, and discuss emerging trends and important statistical data. The stories and illustrations stimulate reader interest, and the cross-references to web sites and indexes of print and online resources promote further study. Bottom Line As one of the first major reference works in the field, this set should be of great value to university, college, or larger public libraries.-Hazel Cameron, Overlake Hosp. Medical Ctr., Bellevue, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

The editors of this three-volume set are well versed in sustainability issues through their experiences and writings. Although similar titles are available, this set is very distinctive in its perspective, content, and authority. Each volume provides an overview, definitions and contexts, and information on government and United Nations involvement, current controversies, and future directions and emerging trends. The writing is clear and concise, and figures and illustrations supplement the text. In addition to an expanded table of contents listing subtopics, each volume contains a "Guide to Related Topics"--a very helpful feature for readers interested in following up on particular areas of interest. Unfortunately, each guide's coverage is limited to a specific volume rather than being inclusive. Useful Web sites and several relevant, freely available documents are included. The very comprehensive index, which covers all volumes, is an excellent finding tool. An extensive bibliography is provided for each volume. This excellent resource will be very useful for high school, special, and academic libraries. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers. B. C. Thomsett-Scott University of North Texas

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Robin Morris Collin , JD, is professor of law and director of the Certificate Program in Sustainability and Law at Willamette University College of Law, Salem, OR.

Robert William Collin is the senior research scholar at Willamette University Center for Sustainable Communities, Salem, OR. His published works include Greenwood's Battleground: Environment and The EPA: Cleaning Up America's Act .

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