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Ecological Sustainability

Understanding Complex Issues, 1st Edition

By Robert B. Northrop

CRC Press

548 pages

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Description

Complex systems is a new field of science studying how parts of a system give rise to the collective behaviors of the system, and how the system interacts with its environment. This book examines the complex systems involved in environmental sustainability, and examines the technologies involved to help mitigate human impacts, such as renewable ene

Table of Contents

Human Sustainability. Review of Complexity and Complex Systems. Multidimensional Challenges to Human Sustainability. Mitigations of Human Impacts Through Technology. Sustainable Agriculture. Unconventional Foods: Insects, Plankton, Fungi and In Vitro Meat. Complex Economic Systems and Sustainability. Application of Complex Systems Thinking to Sustainability Problems. What Will Happen to Us?: FAQs on Sustainability.

About the Author

Robert B. Northrop, majored in electrical engineering (EE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), graduating with a bachelor's degree. At the University of Connecticut (UCONN), he received a master's degree in systems engineering. He entered a PhD program at UCONN in physiology, and received his PhD in 1964. Dr. Northrop's research interests have been broad, interdisciplinary, and centered on biomedical engineering and physiology. His current interest lies in complex systems. Dr. Northrop was on the electrical and computer engineering faculty at UCONN until his retirement in June 1997. As emeritus professor, he still teaches graduate courses in biomedical engineering.

Anne N. Connor, MA, is currently working as the director of community grants for Methodist Healthcare Ministries, a medical nonprofit organization in San Antonio, TX. Her educational background includes a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College, where she received honor citations in chemistry and sociology. Her master's degree in communications is from the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque. She is the coauthor of Introduction to Molecular Biology, Genomics and Proteomics for Biomedical Engineers (Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, ISBN # 1420061194). She has received numerous awards for her work, most recently a humanitarian award from the San Antonio health care community.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT011000
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General