Materials and the Environment: Eco-informed Material Choice / Edition 2

Materials and the Environment: Eco-informed Material Choice / Edition 2

by Michael F. Ashby
     
 

Royal Society Research Professor Emeritus at Cambridge University and Former Visiting Professor of Design at the Royal College of Art, London, UK See more details below

Overview

Royal Society Research Professor Emeritus at Cambridge University and Former Visiting Professor of Design at the Royal College of Art, London, UK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123859716
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
04/11/2012
Pages:
628
Sales rank:
711,877
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Royal Society Research Professor Emeritus at Cambridge University and Former Visiting Professor of Design at the Royal College of Art, London, UK

Mike Ashby is sole or lead author of several of Elsevier’s top selling engineering textbooks, including Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, Materials and the Environment, and Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design. He is also coauthor of the books Engineering Materials 1&2, and Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Design.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

1 Introduction: material dependence 1

2 Resource consumption and its drivers 15

3 The materials life cycle 39

4 End of first life: a problem or a resource? 65

5 The long reach of legislation 85

6 Ecodata: values, sources, precision 101

7 Eco-audits and eco-audit tools 129

8 Selection strategies 161

9 Eco-informed material selection 199

10 Sustainability: living on renewables 231

11 The bigger picture: future options 247

12 Material profiles 265

Appendix: useful numbers and conversions 369

Index 375

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