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Routledge Handbook of the History of Sustainability

Edited by: Jeremy L. Caradonna

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  October  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138685796
eBook ISBN: 9781315543017
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315543017
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The Routledge Handbook of the History of Sustainability is a far-reaching survey of the deep and contemporary history of sustainability. This innovative resource will help to define the history of sustainability as an identifiable field. It provides a unique resource for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and scholars, and delivers essential context for understanding the current state and future path of the sustainability movement.?

The history of sustainability is an increasingly important domain within the discipline of history, which draws on an interdisciplinary set of fields, ranging from energy studies, transportation, and urbanism to environmental history, economics, and philosophy. Key sections in this handbook cover the historiography of sustainability, resilience and collapse in historical societies, the deep roots of sustainability (seventeenth century to nineteenth century), the recent history of sustainability (twentieth century to present), and core issues and key debates in sustainability.

This handbook is an invaluable research and teaching tool for those interested in the history and development of sustainability and an essential resource for the many sustainability studies programs that now exist in the world's universities.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Sustainability Download PDF
Chapter  3:  What is Sustainable? Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Understanding sustainability through history Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The ancient maya Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Sustaining What? Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Eternal forest, sustainable use Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Industrial Revolution Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Islam and Sustainability Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The US environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Sustainable development and the United Nations Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The growth paradigm Download PDF
Chapter  13:  A basis for systemic sustainability measurement Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Sustainability and the reframing of the world city Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Sustainable transportation Download PDF
Chapter  16:  From hydrology to hydrosociality Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Sustainable architecture Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Sustainability studies in higher education Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Climate change and its histories Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The problem of economic growth Download PDF
Chapter  21:  From (Strong) sustainability to degrowth Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Sustainability beyond growth Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Business, sustainability, and the bottom of the pyramid Download PDF
Chapter  24:  At the crossroads Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Rethinking the history of agriculture with sustainability in mind Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The gene revolution and the future of agriculture Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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