About 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 Contents1.Introduction - Material Dependence
2.Resource Consumption and its Drivers
3.The Material Life Cycle
4.End of First Life - A Problem or a Resource?
5.The Long Reach of Legislation
6.Eco-data - Values, Sources, Precision
7.Eco-audits and Eco-audit Tools
9.Eco-informed Material Selection
10.Sustainability - Living on Renewables
11.The Bigger Picture - Future Options
12.Data Sheets - Metals, Polymers, Ceramics, Composites, Natural Materials
Appendix - Units, Conversion factors, etc.