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Sustainability A Bedford Spotlight Reader

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-07-05
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

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Learn how to write competently on key issues related to sustainability with this single-themed reader hosting a collection of pieces from ecologists, urban planners, geographers, reporters, philsophers, artists, and everyday folks just like you.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What are the Foundations of Sustainability?

Henry David Thoreau, Where I Lived, and What I Lived For

John Muir, The American Forests

Rachel Carson, The Obligation to Endure

Aldo Leopold, Thinking Like a Mountain

David Suzuki, The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature

*Jeremy Caradonna, Sustainability: A History


Chapter 2: How is Sustainability a Political Issue?

World Commission on Environment and Development, Our Common Future: From One Earth to One World (Brundtland Report)

Al Gore, Climate of Denial

*JR Thorp, What exactly is Ecofeminism?

Tim McDonnell, Why Do Conservatives Like to Waste Energy?

*Jim Manzi and Peter Wehner, Conservatives and Climate Change

*Roger Scruton, How to Think Seriously About the Planet: a Case for an Environmental Conservativism

Alex Zorach, Sustainability: Building a Consensus Between Liberals and Conservatives


Chapter 3: How Do Crises and Disasters Create Challenges for Sustainability?

*Lindsay Abrams, Hurricane Katrina’s Unheeded Lesson: The Climate Refugee Crisis We Still Won’t Address

David Biello, How Did the BP Oil Spill Affect Gulf Coast Wildlife?

*Alison Singer, Fracking: The Solution? ?Or the Problem?

*Heather Brady, 4 Key Impacts of The Keystone Xl and Dakota Access Pipelines

*Elizabeth Kolbert, The Sixth Extinction

Jared Diamond, The Last Americans: Environmental Collapse and the End of Civilization


Chapter 4: How is Sustainability Connected to Local and Urban Environment?

Jeffrey Kaplan, The Gospel of Consumption

*David Wachsmuth, Daniel Aldana Cohen and Hillary Angelo, Expand the Frontiers of Urban Sustainability

*Kendra L. Smith, The Cities of the Future Will Be Smart, Sustainable, and Efficient

Amy Westervelt, Can Recycling Be Bad for the Environment?

*Prince Charles of Wales, On the Future of Food

Fritjof Capra, Ecology and Community

*Peter Poschen and Michael Renner, Green Jobs

*Scott Carlson, Whatever Happened to the Drive for Campus Sustainability?

*Shannon Dosemagen, Social Media and Saving the Environment: Clicktivism or Real Change?


Chapter 5: How is Sustainability a Transnational Issue?

The United Nations Panel on Global Sustainability, Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing

*Bill McKibben, A Moral Atmosphere

*Nanette Galloway, Renewable Energy For a Sustainable Future

Brendan Smith, The Coming Green Wave: Ocean Farming to Fight Climate Change

*Emily S. Darling and Stephanie D’agata, Coral Reefs: Fishing For Sustainability

Nathan Myhrvold, After Fukushima: Now, More Than Ever

*Christine Evans-Pughe, Cleaning Up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

*Patricia Kameri-Mbote, Challenges to Sustainability in Africa

Michael Moyer and Carina Storrs, How Much Is Left? The Limits of Earth's Resources


Chapter 6: How are Tourism and Recreation Connected to Sustainability?

Heather E. Lindsay, Ecotourism: The Promise and Perils of Environmentally Oriented Travel

*Wouter Geerts, Overtourism and the Struggle for Sustainable Tourism Development

Bob O'Brien, Our National Parks and the Search for Sustainability

*Jack Hannah, What Zoo Critics Don’t Understand

*Robyn Migliorini, Is Hunting Sustainable?

Yvon Chouinard, Let My People Go Surfing

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