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The Palgrave Handbook of Sustainability

Case Studies and Practical Solutions

Editors: Brinkmann, Robert, Garren, Sandra (Eds.)

  • Includes in its introductory chapter a review of the development of the field of sustainability since its inception in the 1980s
  • Each chapter includes a discussion of the obstacles that are limiting sustainability
  • Highlights some of the most pressing issues within environmental sustainability, such as air pollution in China and waste management in the Middle East
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-71389-2
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About this book

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the practice of sustainability through a diverse range of case studies spanning across varied fields and areas of expertise. It provides a clear indication as to the contemporary state of sustainability in a time faced by issues such as global climate change, challenges of environmental justice, economic globalization and environmental contamination.

The Palgrave Handbook of Sustainability explores three broad themes: Environmental Sustainability, Social Sustainability and Economic Sustainability. The authors critically explore these themes and provide insight into their linkages with one another to demonstrate the substantial efforts currently underway to address the sustainability of our planet. This handbook is an important contribution to the best practises on sustainability, drawn from many different examples across the fields of engineering, geology, anthropology, sociology, biology, chemistry and religion.

About the authors

Robert Brinkmann is a Professor in the Geology, Environment and Sustainability Department at Hofstra University, USA. He is also the Vice Provost for Scholarship and Research and the Dean for Graduate Studies.

Sandra J. Garren is the Director of Sustainability Studies and Assistant Professor in the Geology, Environment and Sustainability Department at Hofstra University, USA. She is also the Director of Sustainability Research at the National Center for Suburban Studies at the university.

Table of contents (44 chapters)

  • Sustainability Definitions, Historical Context, and Frameworks

    Garren, Sandra J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Sustainability and Natural Landscape Stewardship: A US Conservation Case Study

    Kovarik, Johanna

    Pages 21-36

  • Policy Design for Sustainability at Multiple Scales: The Case of Transboundary Haze Pollution in Southeast Asia

    Mukherjee, Ishani

    Pages 37-51

  • Sustainable Water Resources Management: Groundwater Depletion

    Thomas, Brian F. (et al.)

    Pages 53-77

  • America’s Path to Drinking Water Infrastructure Inequality and Environmental Injustice: The Case of Flint, Michigan

    Katner, Adrienne L. (et al.)

    Pages 79-97

Buy this book

eBook $269.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71389-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $349.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71388-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Sustainability
Book Subtitle
Case Studies and Practical Solutions
Editors
  • Robert Brinkmann
  • Sandra Garren
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71389-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71389-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71388-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLIV, 871
Number of Illustrations
27 b/w illustrations, 81 illustrations in colour
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