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A Handbook of Industrial Ecology
Industrial ecology is coming of age and this superb book brings together leading scholars to present a state-of-the-art overviews of the subject. Each part of the book comprehensively covers the following issues in a systematic style: * the goals and achievements of industrial ecology and the history of the field * methodology, covering the main approaches to analysis and assessment * economics and industrial ecology * industrial ecology at the national/regional level * industrial ecology at the sectoral/materials level * applications and policy implications. The authors are all experts at the cutting edge of the field and the bibliography alone will prove useful as a comprehensive guide to the literature. This outstanding handbook will be an indispensable reference for students and scholars working in environmental management, industrial ecology and environmental and ecological studies.
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'This book is, without a doubt, a seminal work on industrial ecology and has drawn together some of the best thinkers on the topic to share their views and experiences.' -- Eagle Bulletin '... academics, researchers, and practitioners with an interest in the subject will find this book useful as a "one-stop shop" for information relating to industrial ecology... it is certain that it will take pride of place on my bookshelf, among the other books relating to industrial ecology, and will be consulted regularly whenever I need to find information, a fact, reference, or whatever relating to industrial ecology.' -- Colin G. Francis, Journal of Industrial Ecology 'The editors of this handbook have brought together 58 of the world's greatest environmental systems experts. These professionals have, in 46 specific topic headings, divided into six major sections, provided very insightful information and guidance as to what industrial ecology entails, how it can be implemented, and its benefits ... a very valuable tool ... This book provides essential information to mid- and top-level management that can enable industry to make more prudent business decisions regarding the manufacturing of its products.' -- Robert John Klancko, Environmental Practice