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Sustainable development for engineers : a handbook and resource guide

Author: Karel Mulder
Publisher: Sheffield : Greenleaf Pub., 2006.
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It is crucial that engineers--from students to those already practising--have a deep understanding of the environmental threats facing the world, if they are to become part of the solution and not the problem. Is there a way to reconcile modern lifestyles with the compelling need for change? Could new improved technologies play a key role? If great leaps in the environmental efficiency of technologies are needed,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sustainable development for engineers.
Sheffield : Greenleaf Pub., 2006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karel Mulder
ISBN: 9781907643835 1907643834 9781907643385 1907643389
OCLC Number: 607866788
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Why do we need sustainability? 2. Why is the current world system unsustainable? 3. Patterns of development 4. Sustainable development and economic, social and political structures 5. Technology - the culprit or the saviour? 6. Measuring sustainability 7. Sustainable development and the company: why, what and how? 8. Design and sustainable development 9. Innovation processes 10. Technology for sustainable development
Responsibility: edited by Karel Mulder.


Gathers knowledge on best-practice teaching for engineers, with the aim of giving engineering students a grounding in the challenge that sustainable development poses to the profession, the  Read more...
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