Sustainability: A Cultural History

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From diets to economic growth, everything these days has to be sustainable, and in clear and thought-provoking terms, Ulrich Grober reassesses the concept of sustainability using a range of fascinating historical instances of its application. He considers the vision of men such as Hans Carl von Carlowitz, credited with having first formulated the three pillars of sustainability: environmental equilibrium, economic security, and social justice. The journey takes in Francis of Assisi’s 13th-century Canticle of the Sun, as well as Greek philosophers and Enlightenment scholars. Grober reveals that sustainability, whether in the court of Louis XIV or the silver mines of Saxony, is always born of crisis and yet also marks the birth of a new awareness, a realization that the planet we live on has to be sustained and preserved for future generations. This book offers a historically rich and nuanced introduction to a concept that could not be of more pressing importance for the 21st century.

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Ulrich Grober is a publicist, broadcaster, and journalist, whose work covers cultural history, future visions, sustainability, and ecotourism. His writing on deep ecology and sustainability has appeared in Die Zeit and Greenpeace magazines, amongst others. He is the author of the bestselling book Vom Wandern—Neue Wege zu einer alten Kunst (On Hiking—New Ways to an Ancient Art).

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“Grober's book is exactly the kind of writing I am interested in right now.”  —Donald Worster, Center for Ecological History, Renmin University of China



"A compelling analysis of the meaning of sustainability and development of the modern concept. . . . Well researched and written. . . . I recommend it to all environmentally minded readers."  —Paul Fitzpatrick, Green World

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Descrizione libro GREEN BOOKS, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. A compelling analysis of the meaning of sustainability and development of the modern concept.Well researched and written.I recommend it to all environmentally-minded readers. - Paul Fitzpatrick, Green World From diets to economic growth, everything these days has to be sustainable . But the word s currency should not obscure its origins: sustainability is an age-old aspiration; a concept deeply rooted in human culture. Though in danger of abuse and overuse today, it can still be recovered from its present inflationary coinage. In clear and thought-provoking terms, Ulrich Grober reassesses the concept of sustainability using a range of fascinating historical instances of its application. He considers the vision of men such as Hans Carl von Carlowitz, credited with having first formulated the three pillars of sustainability: environmental equilibrium, economic security and social justice. The journey takes in Francis of Assisi s thirteenth-century Canticle of the Sun, as well as Greek philosophers and Enlightenment scholars. Whether in the court of Louis XIV or the silver mines of Saxony, Grober reveals that sustainability is always born of crisis and yet also marks the birth of a new awareness, a realisation that the planet we live on has to be sustained and preserved for future generations. This book offers a historically rich and nuanced introduction to a concept that could not be of more pressing importance for the twenty-first century. Codice libro della libreria AAO9780857840455

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Descrizione libro Green Books, 2012. Condizione libro: New. 2012. Paperback. Sustainability is an age-old aspiration; a concept rooted in human culture. Though in danger of abuse and overuse today, it can still be recovered from its present inflationary coinage. In clear and thought-provoking terms, Ulrich Grober reassesses the concept of sustainability using a range of historical instances of its application. Translator(s): Cunningham, Ray. Num Pages: 224 pages, black & white illustrations, index, bibliography. BIC Classification: JFCX; RNU. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 232 x 165 x 16. Weight in Grams: 430. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780857840455

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