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Dictionary of Sustainability (Hardcover) (Margaret Robertson)
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Sustainability is a diverse, interdisciplinary field focused on identifying how human culture and all living systems of the biosphere can endure and thrive into the long-term future. An extensive vocabulary has developed which draws on an increasingly large and varied range of scientific and intellectual frameworks. At the same time, a massive quantity of information of differing degrees of quality is available through the Internet, meaning that searching and sorting through details and conflicting descriptions can become a lengthy undertaking.
The Dictionary of Sustainability provides authoritative and accessible definitions of standard terms in use by scholars and practitioners in the emerging interdisciplinary field of sustainability. While written in lexical format, this book provides a clear and thorough conceptual framework for readers and uses language designed for clarity and comprehension in order to promote understanding and to encourage further reading. The work features careful use of cross-references, and includes several expanded entries to provide readers with nuanced understanding of important topics.
The compact size and clarity of language make this dictionary an ideal entry point for the general reader. The dictionary will also be essential reading for both undergraduate and postgraduate students studying sustainability topics.