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Perspectives on Industrial Ecology
Business-as-usual in terms of industrial and technological development -- even if based on a growing fear of pollution and shortages of natural resources -- will never deliver sustainable development. However, the growing interest in recent years in the new science of industrial ecology (IE), and the idea that industrial systems should mimic the quasi-cyclical functions of natural ecosystems in an 'industrial food chain', holds promise in addressing not only short-term environmental problems but also the long-term holistic evolution of industrial systems. This possibility requires a number of key conditions to be met, not least the restructuring of our manufacturing and consumer society to reduce the effects of material and energy flows at the very point in history when globalisation is rapidly increasing them. This book sets out to address the theoretical considerations that should be made implicit in future research as well as practical implementation options for industry.

Publisher: Greenleaf Publishing in association with GSE Research

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Free Content Preliminary Material
pp. i-xii(12)

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Free Content Introduction
pp. 13-18(6)
Author: Bourg, Dominique

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On the history of industrial metabolism
pp. 35-45(11)
Author: Fischer-Kowalski, Marina

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Technology, global change and industrial ecology
pp. 46-57(12)
Author: Grübler, Arnulf

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Industrial ecology: Philosophical and political meanings
pp. 58-62(5)
Author: Bourg, Dominique

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Physicochemical characterisation and recycling of industrial residues
pp. 67-81(15)
Authors: Morency, Maurice; Fontaine, Denise; Shan, Guoji

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The ecodesign process
pp. 82-90(9)
Author: Kazazian, Thierry

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Eco-industrial sites and networks
pp. 91-94(4)
Author: Vallès, Jean-François

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Metropolitan industrial ecosystem development
pp. 95-100(6)
Author: Kincaid, Judy

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The chemical industry from an industrial ecology perspective
pp. 120-134(15)
Author: Francis, Colin G.

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Industrial ecology in motion: Enterprise integration
pp. 135-142(8)
Authors: Nyer, Raymond; Bendz, Diana

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Electric power consumption and sustainable consumption
pp. 143-152(10)
Authors: Baudry, Paul; Ansart, Arnaud

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Industrial ecology and metallurgy
pp. 153-162(10)
Author: Marstrander, Rolf

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Industrial ecology and the oil industry
pp. 163-166(4)
Author: Tramier, Bernard

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Industrial ecology and the glass industry
pp. 167-180(14)
Author: Tackels, Guy

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The future of the industrial system
pp. 193-222(30)
Author: Goklany, Indur M.

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Obstacles and opportunities for a ‘green’ industrial policy
pp. 223-232(10)
Authors: Nill, Jan; Petschow, Ulrich

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The functional society: The service economy
pp. 264-282(19)
Author: Stahel, Walter R.

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Urban transportation and industrial ecology
pp. 283-290(8)
Authors: Graedel, Thomas E.; Jensen, Michael

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The relevance of industrial ecology in developing countries
pp. 306-314(9)
Author: Ramaswamy, Ramesh

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The impact of industrial ecology on university curricula
pp. 315-323(9)
Author: Brattebø, Helge

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Perspectives on industrial ecology
pp. 338-342(5)
Author: Erkman, Suren

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pp. 343-385(43)

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