By Helmut Haberl, Marina Fischer-kowalski
Conceptualizing, gazing and evaluating socioecological transitions / Marina Fischer-Kowalski, Helmut Haberl -- Land-use swap and socioeconomic metabolism : a macro view of Austria 1830-2000 / Fridolin Krausmann, Helmut Haberl -- The fossil fuel-powered carbon sink : carbon flows and Austria's vigorous metabolism in a long term point of view / Karl-Heinz Erb, Helmut Haberl, Fridolin Krausmann -- the nice transformation : a socio-metabolic analyzing of the industrialization of the uk / Heinz Schandl, Fridolin Krausmann -- The neighborhood base of the ancient agrarian : commercial transition and the interplay among scales / Helmut Haberl, Fridolin Krausmann -- The neighborhood base of transitions in constructing international locations / Clemens M. Grunbuhel, Simron J. Singh, Marina Fischer-Kowalski -- Transition in a modern context : styles of improvement in a globalizing international / Nina Eisenmenger, Jesus Ramos Martin, Heinz Schandl -- Conclusions : most likely and not likely pasts, attainable and very unlikely futures / Marina Fischer-Kowalski, Helmut Haberl, Fridolin Krausmann
Read Online or Download Socioecological transitions and global change: trajectories of social metabolism and land use PDF
Best environmental studies books
As a part of a world attempt to spot these components the place conservation measures are wanted such a lot urgently, global natural world Fund has assembled groups of scientists to behavior ecological checks of all seven continents. Freshwater Ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar is the newest contribution, proposing in one quantity the 1st in-depth research of the kingdom of freshwater biodiversity throughout Africa, Madagascar, and the islands of the quarter.
A brand new, holistic transdisciplinary endeavour born within the twenty first century, Sustainability technological know-how: dealing with chance and Resilience for Sustainable improvement goals to supply conceptual and sensible ways to sustainable improvement that support us to understand and handle uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity and dynamic switch.
Animal phylogeny is present process a big revolution a result of availability of an exponentially expanding quantity of molecular information and the applying of novel tools of phylogentic reconstruction, in addition to the various incredible advances in palaeontology and molecular developmental biology. conventional perspectives of the relationships between significant phyla were shaken and new, frequently unforeseen, relationships at the moment are being thought of.
Extra info for Socioecological transitions and global change: trajectories of social metabolism and land use
As discussed in Chapter 8, among the limiting factors are the comparatively low energy yield per unit of land area, the low energy density of biomass and the high energy costs of transport under the conditions of the agrarian regime. The main bottleneck for growth appears to be the problem of maintaining soil fertility without fossil-fuel-derived energy and nutrient subsidies. This only allows for comparatively low energy yields per unit of land area and requires a positive energetic return of agriculture per unit of energy invested (Pimentel and Pimentel 1996).
Austria has only minor domestic deposits of coal, oil and gas. Coal resources are restricted to rather small deposits of lowquality coal (lignite). Oil and gas deposits are also only small and contribute today only about 10 to 20 per cent of domestic energy consumption. Therefore, the transition to a fossil-fuel-based energy regime also entailed a considerable reliance on imports. 38 Socioecological transitions and global change To discuss this issue it is important to remember that the ‘Austria’ to which we refer is a constructed entity for the period before World War I, not a nation state.
See also the book series Routledge Studies of Societies in Transition. It is interesting to note that in the Communist Manifesto (Marx and Engels  1998) the advent of socialism appears as inevitable as the advent of capitalism before it. In his later writings, Marx became more cautious about imputing such mechanics to history. Analytically, these approaches owe much to the research tradition on patterns of technological change in the past, such as Grübler (1994); Nakicenovic (1990); Perez (1983).