By Michael R. Dove,Daniel M. Kammen

ISBN-10: 0415715989

ISBN-13: 9780415715980

ISBN-10: 0415715997

ISBN-13: 9780415715997

In an period while urgent environmental difficulties make collaboration around the divide among sciences and humanities and arts crucial, this booklet provides the result of a collaborative research through an anthropologist and a physicist of 4 key junctures among technology, society, and environment.? the 1st specializes in the systemic bias in technology in favour of learning esoteric matters as unique from the mundane topics of daily life; the second one is a learn of the fire-climax grasslands of Southeast Asia, specially these ruled by way of Imperata cylindrica (sword grass); the 3rd reworks the belief of ‘moral economy’, utilising it to family among atmosphere and society; and the fourth specializes in the evolution of the worldwide discourse of the culpability and accountability of weather swap. the quantity concludes with the insights of an interdisciplinary point of view for the usual and social technological know-how of sustainability. It argues that mess ups of conservation and improvement needs to be considered systemically, and that mundane themes aren't any much less advanced than the extra esoteric matters of technological know-how. The publication addresses a present blind spot in the educational examine neighborhood to focusing recognition at the doubtless universal and mundane ideals and practices that eventually play the primary position within the human interplay with the environment.

This ebook will profit scholars and students from a few various educational disciplines, together with conservation and atmosphere experiences, improvement reports, stories of worldwide environmental switch, anthropology, geography, sociology, politics, and technological know-how and expertise studies.

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