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Sustainability Science


Bert J. M. de Vries , Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
Published 2023


The fully updated second edition of this innovative textbook provides a system analysis approach to sustainability for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. To an extent unparalleled in other textbooks, the latest scientific data and insights are integrated into a broad and deep transdisciplinary framework. Readers are encouraged to explore and engage with sustainability issues through the lenses of a cultural and methodological pluralism which promotes dialogue and alliances in the search for a (more) sustainable future. Ideal for students and…

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Key features

  • Fully revised and updated new edition; the more challenging mathematical material now moved online, enhancing its accessibility to a broader range of students
  • Innovative in employing a deep transdisciplinary approach to sustainable development focused on worldviews; students reflect on their own values and beliefs as a basis for engagement
  • Readers engage with sustainability issues through the lenses of cultural and methodological pluralism; helps train students to operate on 'post-normal science' projects with members from all disciplines
  • Examines the dynamics of human-environment systems and facilitates the design, implementation, and evaluation of practical interventions to promote sustainability in varied contexts
  • Appeals to engaged citizens, policymakers, and activists as well as its core audience of advanced students and their teachers
  • Thought provoking review questions and exercises consolidate what the reader has learnt and stimulates further reflection

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