9781319056612

Sustainability A Bedford Spotlight Reader

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    9781319056612

  • ISBN10:

    131905661X

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-07-16
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
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Summary

Sustainability explores questions around the central concept of sustainability: What are its foundations and politics? How do crises challenge sustainability? How is sustainability connected to local and transnational environments? How is sustainability connected to tourism and recreation? Readings by a range of ecologists, urban planners, philosophers, geographers, reporters, artists, and ordinary citizens take up these questions and more. Questions and assignments for each selection provide a range of activities for students. The website for the Spotlight Series offers comprehensive instructor support with sample syllabi and additional teaching resources.



The Bedford Spotlight Reader Series is an exciting line of single-theme readers, each reflecting Bedford’s trademark care and quality. An editorial board of a dozen compositionists at schools with courses focusing on specific themes assists in the development of the series. Each reader collects thoughtfully chosen selections sufficient for an entire writing course—about 35 pieces—to allow instructors to provide carefully developed, high-quality instruction at an affordable price. Bedford Spotlight Readers are designed to help students from all majors make sustained inquiries from multiple perspectives, opening up topics such as money, food, border crossings, music, humor, subcultures, happiness, monsters, sustainability, and gender to critical analysis. The readers are flexibly arranged in thematic chapters, with each chapter focusing in depth on a different facet of the central topic. The website for the Spotlight Series offers comprehensive instructor support with sample syllabi and additional teaching resources.


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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