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Material Concerns By Tim Jackson

Material Concerns
by Tim Jackson

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An accessible introduction to preventative management and environmental policy in the industrial economy, Material Concerns offers realistic prospects for improving the quality of life.
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Material Concerns: Pollution, Profit and Quality of Life by Tim Jackson

Material Concerns offers new perspectives on key environmental issues - pollution prevention, ecological economics, limits to sustainability, consumer behaviour and government policy. The first non-technical introduction to preventative environmental management, Material Concerns offers realistic prospects for improving the quality of life.

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Material Concerns Reviews

"Clear and compelling...Jackson provides both the conceptual framework and convincing illustration of the new evironmental paradigm of industrial production. In ten years' time all managers will be thinking this way."
-Michael Jacobs, CSEC, Lancaster
"A very impressive and potentially influential book: imaginative yet rooted in sound common sense. Successfully drawing together the essential themes in the current environmental debate, this book deserves to be very widely read."
-Roland Clift, University of Surrey
"This is a very good book. It is a logical argument that draws its evidence from a number of quite disparate academic disciplines, marshals digestible facts in a convincing manner, and presents complex points to the nonspecialist reader without patronizing or indeed preaching."
-" Tourism Analysis
..." inspirational ... A major strength of the text is integration of the material economy with the ecosystem and thermodynamic system ... [T]he author has written a pioneering book fusing environmental economic relationships in a new and needed approach for economic and industrial geography ... I plan to use the textbook as a required book for my industrial geography course."
-John Benhart, "Journal of Cultural Geography

About Tim Jackson

Tim Jackson is Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey, UK, and Director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP). For seven years he was Economics Commissioner on the UK Sustainable Development Commission, where his work culminated in the first edition of this book. He was awarded the Hillary Laureate for exceptional international leadership in 2016. In addition to his scientific work, Tim is a prize-winning dramatist with numerous radio writing credits for the BBC.

Table of Contents


1. Living in a Material World - rough guide to a lonely planet

2. Material Transitions - the birth of the industrial economy

3. Farewell to Love Canal - from industrial afterthought to environmental foresight

4. A Stitch in Time - the principles of prevention

5. Easy Virtues - saving money through pollution prevention

6. Persistent Vices - understanding resistance to change

7. Back to the Future - re-inventing the service economy

8. Negotiating Change - de-materialisation and the profit motive

9. Growth in Crisis - untangling the logic of wealth

10. Beyond Material Concerns - regaining quality of life.

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Material Concerns: Pollution, Profit and Quality of Life by Tim Jackson
Tim Jackson
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Taylor & Francis Ltd
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.