Sustainability: A Way to Abundance

Corrado Sommariva

March 1, 2018 by CRC Press
Reference - 140 Pages - 49 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815361688 - CAT# K347014

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Describes sustainability and abundance within the concept of energy or (exergy) flux framework and discusses the relationship between energy and sustainability

Introduces the concept of earth energy and associates this to the conditions of the biosphere

Emphasizes the possibilities with inexpensive wind and solar energy

Provides a good quantification of the concepts of sustainability and its effects on the environment

Provides a critical analysis and updates to the relationships between the environmental impact, affluence and technology


The book describes mechanisms whereby the Earth naturally thrives towards energy and resources abundance and how unsustainable industrial practices alter this trend. The role of technology in addressing sustainably mankind demand for affluence reversing the environmental damage are illustrated along with the feasibility of the related economics.