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Beyond Sustainability: A Thriving Environment

Beyond Sustainability: A Thriving Environment

by Tim Delaney, Tim Madigan
     
 

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This book approaches the study of the environment from two academic disciplines: both sociologists and philosophers have concerns about our environment's ability not only to sustain itself but to thrive. The book examines the differences between "sustainability" and "thrivability." Such topics as the sixth mass extinction (now underway), fracking, plastics,

Overview

This book approaches the study of the environment from two academic disciplines: both sociologists and philosophers have concerns about our environment's ability not only to sustain itself but to thrive. The book examines the differences between "sustainability" and "thrivability." Such topics as the sixth mass extinction (now underway), fracking, plastics, food waste and deforestation are explored. The book also considers the skepticism about humans' being the cause of a deteriorating environment and details nature's adverse role in harming the environment. Finally, the text gives reasons why choosing a thrivability approach is not only (obviously) beneficial but quite possible, and discusses practical ways in which thrivability can be taught.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786479597
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/24/2014
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Tim Delaney is a professor and department chair of sociology at the State University of New York at Oswego. He sponsors an annual sportsmanship day symposium and recently co-created a sports studies program at his university. He lives in Auburn, New York. Tim Madigan is an associate professor of philosophy at St. John Fisher College. The former editorial director of the University of Rochester Press, he is on the editorial board of Philosophy Now magazine and lives in Rochester, New York.

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