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The Story of N: A Social History of the Nitrogen Cycle and the Challenge of Sustainability (Hardback)

Hugh Gorman

Edité par Rutgers University Press, United States, 2013
ISBN 10: 0813554381 / ISBN 13: 9780813554389
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Titre : The Story of N: A Social History of the ...

Éditeur : Rutgers University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2013

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. In The Story of N, Hugh S. Gorman analyzes the notion of sustainability from a fresh perspective the integration of human activities with the biogeochemical cycling of nitrogen and provides a supportive alternative to studying sustainability through the lens of climate change and the cycling of carbon. It is the first book to examine the social processes by which industrial societies learned to bypass a fundamental ecological limit and, later, began addressing the resulting concerns by establishing limits of their own The book is organized into three parts. Part I, The Knowledge of Nature, explores the emergence of the nitrogen cycle before humans arrived on the scene and the changes that occurred as stationary agricultural societies took root. Part II, Learning to Bypass an Ecological Limit, examines the role of science and market capitalism in accelerating the pace of innovation, eventually allowing humans to bypass the activity of nitrogen-fixing bacteria. Part III, Learning to Establish Human-Defined Limits, covers the twentieth-century response to the nitrogen-related concerns that emerged as more nitrogenous compounds flowed into the environment. A concluding chapter, The Challenge of Sustainability, places the entire story in the context of constructing an ecological economy in which innovations that contribute to sustainable practices are rewarded. N° de réf. du libraire AAC9780813554389

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Synopsis : In The Story of N, Hugh S. Gorman analyzes the notion of sustainability from a fresh perspective-the integration of human activities with the biogeochemical cycling of nitrogen-and provides a supportive alternative to studying sustainability through the lens of climate change and the cycling of carbon. It is the first book to examine the social processes by which industrial societies learned to bypass a fundamental ecological limit and, later, began addressing the resulting concerns by establishing limits of their own. The book is organized into three parts. Part I, The Knowledge of Nature, explores the emergence of the nitrogen cycle before humans arrived on the scene and the changes that occurred as stationary agricultural societies took root. Part II, Learning to Bypass an Ecological Limit, examines the role of science and market capitalism in accelerating the pace of innovation, eventually allowing humans to bypass the activity of nitrogen-fixing bacteria. Part III, Learning to Establish Human-Defined Limits, covers the twentieth-century response to the nitrogen-related concerns that emerged as more nitrogenous compounds flowed into the environment. A concluding chapter, The Challenge of Sustainability, places the entire story in the context of constructing an ecological economy in which innovations that contribute to sustainable practices are rewarded.

Critique: "Hugh Gorman has written a wonderfully accessible study that uses the history of the nitrogen cycle to explore the concept of sustainability and to make recommendations for the integration of ecological limits into market decisions."--Joel Tarr"Carnegie Mellon University" (07/11/2012)

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