An Analysis of Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees's Our Ecological Footprint: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

An Analysis of Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees's Our Ecological Footprint

1st Edition

By Luca Marazzi

Macat Library

116 pages

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Our Ecological Footprint presents a powerful model for measuring humanity’s impact on the Earth to reduce the harm we are causing the planet before it’s too late.

While some people believe we can find a middle ground between environmental conservation and economic development, or that future technological discoveries will solve the problem, the authors warn that our planet’s limited resources simply can’t support an economic system based on unlimited growth. Our Ecological Footprint offers a valuable tool to help us live more sustainably and safeguard our natural resources for generations to come.

Table of Contents

Ways in to the Text

Who are Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees?

What does Our Ecological Footprint Say?

Why does Our Ecological Footprint Matter?

Section 1: Influences

Module 1: The Author and the Historical Context

Module 2: Academic Context

Module 3: The Problem

Module 4: The Author's Contribution

Section 2: Ideas

Module 5: Main Ideas

Module 6: Secondary Ideas

Module 7: Achievement

Module 8: Place in the Author's Work

Section 3: Impact

Module 9: The First Responses

Module 10: The Evolving Debate

Module 11: Impact and Influence Today

Module 12: Where Next?

Glossary of Terms

People Mentioned in the Text

Works Cited

About the Author

Dr Luca Marazzi holds a PhD in freshwater ecology from the Environmental Change Research Centre at University College, London. He is currently undertaking postdoctoral research at the Southeast Environment Research Center, Florida International University.

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
SOC015000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography