This three volume set presents a multidisciplinary examination of the global life support systems on which we depend by providing a selection of articles on sustainable development issues written by international experts. Volume 1 focuses on the earth and atmospheric sciences, mathematical, biological and medical sciences, social sciences and humanities, physical sciences, engineering and technology resources. Volume 2 covers chemical sciences, energy science and water engineering, as well as the main issues related to environmental sciences and ecological resources. Volume 3 offers a comprehensive view of food and agricultural engineering resources, the management of human and natural resources, economic and institutional resources, information technology and systems management, as well as a regional overview of sustainable development issues. Each article includes a bibliography, a glossary and a guide to further information available as part of the on-line Encyclopedia version (http://www.eolss.net).A focus upon reaction, adaptation, and transformation as the core engine of the historical process. ... contexts, for it can help to check amnesia about the past, question uncomplicated triumphal narratives about victors and losers, ... elements, namely: ac Encouragement of the notions of civic responsibility and independent critical thinking, which are key values in ... bad, or positive or negative, history can intervene by contextualizing crucial issues in the light of past and recent experience.
|Title||:||Knowledge for sustainable development|
|Publisher||:||Bernan Assoc - 2002|