9781319056612

Sustainability A Bedford Spotlight Reader

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  • ISBN13:

    9781319056612

  • ISBN10:

    131905661X

  • 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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