Cradle to Cradle Book
Score: 4
From 31 Ratings

Cradle to Cradle

  • Author : William McDonough
  • Publisher : North Point Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-01
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 1429973846

Cradle to Cradle Book Description :

A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism "Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as this provocative, visionary book argues, this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that dates to the Industrial Revolution and casts off as much as 90 percent of the materials it uses as waste, much of it toxic. Why not challenge the notion that human industry must inevitably damage the natural world? In fact, why not take nature itself as our model? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we do not consider its abundance wasteful but safe, beautiful, and highly effective; hence, "waste equals food" is the first principle the book sets forth. Products might be designed so that, after their useful life, they provide nourishment for something new-either as "biological nutrients" that safely re-enter the environment or as "technical nutrients" that circulate within closed-loop industrial cycles, without being "downcycled" into low-grade uses (as most "recyclables" now are). Elaborating their principles from experience (re)designing everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, William McDonough and Michael Braungart make an exciting and viable case for change.

Cat s Cradle Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Cat s Cradle

  • Author : Kurt Vonnegut
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Release Date : 2009-11-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0307567273

Cat s Cradle Book Description :

“A free-wheeling vehicle . . . an unforgettable ride!”—The New York Times Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat’s Cradle is one of the twentieth century’s most important works—and Vonnegut at his very best. “[Vonnegut is] an unimitative and inimitable social satirist.”—Harper’s Magazine “Our finest black-humorist . . . We laugh in self-defense.”—Atlantic Monthly

The Upcycle Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Upcycle

  • Author : William McDonough
  • Publisher : North Point Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-16
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429969055

The Upcycle Book Description :

From the authors of Cradle to Cradle, we learn what's next: The Upcycle The Upcycle is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Cradle to Cradle, one of the most consequential ecological manifestoes of our time. Now, drawing on the green living lessons gained from 10 years of putting the Cradle to Cradle concept into practice with businesses, governments, and ordinary people, William McDonough and Michael Braungart envision the next step in the solution to our ecological crisis: We don't just use or reuse and recycle resources with greater effectiveness, we actually improve the natural world as we live, create, and build. For McDonough and Braungart, the questions of resource scarcity and sustainability are questions of design. They are practical-minded visionaries: They envision beneficial designs of products, buildings, and business practices—and they show us these ideas being put to use around the world as everyday objects like chairs, cars, and factories are being reimagined not just to sustain life on the planet but to grow it. It is an eye-opening, inspiring tour of our green future as it unfolds in front of us. The Upcycle is as ambitious as such classics as Rachel Carson's Silent Spring—but its mission is very different. McDonough and Braungart want to turn on its head our very understanding of the human role on earth: Instead of protecting the planet from human impact, why not redesign our activity to improve the environment? We can have a beneficial, sustainable footprint. Abundance for all. The goal is within our reach.

From Cradle to Grave Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

From Cradle to Grave

  • Author : Patricia MacDonald
  • Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780100333

From Cradle to Grave Book Description :

A nail-biting novel of domestic suspense from a best-selling author - When Morgan Adair arrives at the small seaside town of West Briar on the Long Island shore, she is looking forward to attending the baptism of her new godson, Drew. Morgan and Drew's mother, Claire, have been friends since childhood, and Morgan was delighted when Claire married the handsome Guy Bolton. But a few days after the christening, Morgan receives a devastating phone call from her friend . . .

Sustainability in Fashion Book

Sustainability in Fashion

  • Author : Claudia E. Henninger
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-06-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319512532

Sustainability in Fashion Book Description :

This book provides a critical insight into sustainability and fashion in a retailing and marketing context. Examining a truly global industry, Sustainability in Fashion offers international application with a view to contextualising important developments within the industry. Contributors use their diverse backgrounds and expertise to provide a contemporary approach in examining key theoretical concepts, constructs and developments. Topics include consumer behaviour, communications, circular economy and supply chain management. The individual chapters focus on sustainability and provide a range of fashion sector examples from high street to luxury apparel.

Glocalized Solutions for Sustainability in Manufacturing Book

Glocalized Solutions for Sustainability in Manufacturing

  • Author : Jürgen Hesselbach
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-03-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 689
  • ISBN 10 : 3642196926

Glocalized Solutions for Sustainability in Manufacturing Book Description :

The 18th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) 2011 continues a long tradition of scientific meetings focusing on the exchange of industrial and academic knowledge and experiences in life cycle assessment, product development, sustainable manufacturing and end-of-life-management. The theme “Glocalized Solutions for Sustainability in Manufacturing” addresses the need for engineers to develop solutions which have the potential to address global challenges by providing products, services and processes taking into account local capabilities and constraints to achieve an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable society in a global perspective. Glocalized Solutions for Sustainability in Manufacturing do not only involve products or services that are changed for a local market by simple substitution or the omitting of functions. Products and services need to be addressed that ensure a high standard of living everywhere. Resources required for manufacturing and use of such products are limited and not evenly distributed in the world. Locally available resources, local capabilities as well as local constraints have to be drivers for product- and process innovations with respect to the entire life cycle. The 18th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) 2011 serves as a platform for the discussion of the resulting challenges and the collaborative development of new scientific ideas.

Strategy for Sustainability Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Strategy for Sustainability

  • Author : Adam Werbach
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9781422177709

Strategy for Sustainability Book Description :

Leave your quaint notions of corporate social responsibilty and environmentalism behind. Werbach is starting a whole new dialogue around sustainability of enterprise and life as we know it in organisations and individuals.

The Silver Cradle Book

The Silver Cradle

  • Author : Julia Nott Waugh
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 9780292766082

The Silver Cradle Book Description :

Originally published in 1955, The Silver Cradle is the story of a year in the life of the Mexican American people of San Antonio, Texas. During the 1950s, Julia Nott Waugh recorded the performances of such seasonal and religious traditions as Las Posadas, Los Pastores, Las Calaveras, the Blessing of the Animals, the liturgical observances of Holy Week, and festivities of el diez y seis de septiembre (Mexican Independence Day), among others. Although years have passed and many of the details of observances have changed, the festival calendar and the joy and sincerity of the Mexican American people in honoring its customs and obligations have not disappeared. Now, in fact, a much wider population shares and appreciates the pageantry preserved for us by people like Graciana Reyes, in whose prized silver cradle the Christ Child slept every year at Christmas, and like Doroteo Domínguez, whose annual devotion to presenting a thousand-year-old pastoral epic in his back yard was legendary. Waugh has done much more than just open a window onto a charming past. She has captured for us one of the true gifts of our Mexican American heritage—the willingness to ritually celebrate the passage of time and to embellish the occasions with sensitivity and fervor. This book will appeal to the general reader as well as to those interested in folk traditions and Mexican American culture.

1913 Book


  • Author : Jean-Michel Rabaté
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-04-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470691472

1913 Book Description :

This innovative book puts modernist literature in its cultural, intellectual, and global context, within the framework of the year 1913. Broadens the analysis of canonical texts and artistic events by showing their cultural and global parallels Examines a number of simultaneous artistic, literary, and political endeavours including those of Yeats, Pound, Joyce, Du Bois and Stravinsky Explores Pound's Personae next to Apollinaire's Alcools and Rilke's Spanish Trilogy, Edith Wharton's The Custom of the Country next to Proust's Swann's Way

Cradle to Kindergarten Book

Cradle to Kindergarten

  • Author : Ajay Chaudry
  • Publisher : Russell Sage Foundation
  • Release Date : 2017-03-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610448666

Cradle to Kindergarten Book Description :

Early care and education for many children in the United States is in crisis. The period between birth and kindergarten is a critical time for child development, and socioeconomic disparities that begin early in children’s lives contribute to starkly different long-term outcomes for adults. Yet, compared to other advanced economies, high-quality child care and preschool in the United States are scarce and prohibitively expensive for many middle-class and most disadvantaged families. To what extent can early-life interventions provide these children with the opportunities that their affluent peers enjoy and contribute to reduced social inequality in the long term? Cradle to Kindergarten offers a comprehensive, evidence-based strategy that diagnoses the obstacles to accessible early education and charts a path to opportunity for all children. The U.S. government invests less in children under the age of five than do most other developed nations. Most working families must seek private childcare, which means that children from low-income households, who would benefit most from high-quality early education, are the least likely to attend them. Existing policies, such as pre-kindergarten in some states are only partial solutions. To address these deficiencies, the authors propose to overhaul the early care system, beginning with a federal paid parental leave policy that provides both mothers and fathers with time and financial support after the birth of a child. They also advocate increased public benefits, including an expansion of the child care tax credit, and a new child care assurance program that subsidizes the cost of early care for low- and moderate-income families. They also propose that universal, high-quality early education in the states should start by age three, and a reform of the Head Start program that would include more intensive services for families living in areas of concentrated poverty and experiencing multiple adversities from the earliest point

Design Is The Problem Book

Design Is The Problem

  • Author : Nathan Shedroff
  • Publisher : Rosenfeld Media
  • Release Date : 2009-02-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN 10 : 1933820012

Design Is The Problem Book Description :

Design makes a tremendous impact on the produced world in terms of usability, resources, understanding, and priorities. What we produce, how we serve customers and other stakeholders, and even how we understand how the world works is all affected by the design of models and solutions. Designers have an unprecedented opportunity to use their skills to make meaningful, sustainable change in the world—if they know how to focus their skills, time, and agendas. In Design is the Problem: The Future of Design Must be Sustainable, Nathan Shedroff examines how the endemic culture of design often creates unsustainable solutions, and shows how designers can bake sustainability into their design processes in order to produce more sustainable solutions.

Sustainable Business Book

Sustainable Business

  • Author : Helen Kopnina
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-09-15
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317811077

Sustainable Business Book Description :

Sustainable Business: Key Issues is the first comprehensive introductory-level textbook to address the interface between environmental challenges and business solutions to provide an overview of the basic concepts of sustainability, sustainable business, and business ethics. The book introduces students to the background and key issues of sustainability and suggests ways in which these concepts can be applied in business practice. Though the book takes a business perspective, it is interdisciplinary in its nature and draws on knowledge from socio-economic, political, and environmental studies, thereby providing a practical and critical understanding of sustainability in the changing paradigm of global business. It goes beyond the conventional theories of sustainability and addresses critical issues concerned with population, consumption and economic growth. It discusses realistic ways forward, in particular the Circular Economy and Cradle to Cradle frameworks. The book is both a theoretical and practical study guide for undergraduate and postgraduate international students of broad areas of sustainability, teaching ways to recognize opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship at the intersection of environmental, economic, ethical, and social systems. It takes a strategic approach in applying the power of business methods and policy to address issues of global importance such as climate change, poverty, ecosystem degradation and human rights. This textbook is essential reading for students of business, management and sustainability courses. It is written in an engaging and accessible style, with each chapter including case studies, discussion questions, end of chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading.

Empty Cradle Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Empty Cradle

  • Author : Diana Walsh
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release Date : 2012-09-22
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459706576

Empty Cradle Book Description :

The author recalls the events surrounding the kidnapping of her newborn daughter.

Life Cycle Assessment Book

Life Cycle Assessment

  • Author : Michael Z. Hauschild
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-09-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1216
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319564753

Life Cycle Assessment Book Description :

This book is a uniquely pedagogical while still comprehensive state-of-the-art description of LCA-methodology and its broad range of applications. The five parts of the book conveniently provide: I) the history and context of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) with its central role as quantitative and scientifically-based tool supporting society’s transitioning towards a sustainable economy; II) all there is to know about LCA methodology illustrated by a red-thread example which evolves as the reader advances; III) a wealth of information on a broad range of LCA applications with dedicated chapters on policy development, prospective LCA, life cycle management, waste, energy, construction and building, nanotechnology, agrifood, transport, and LCA-related concepts such as footprinting, ecolabelling,design for environment, and cradle to cradle. IV) A cookbook giving the reader recipes for all the concrete actions needed to perform an LCA. V) An appendix with an LCA report template, a full example LCA report serving as inspiration for students who write their first LCA report, and a more detailed overview of existing LCIA methods and their similarities and differences.

Country Wisdom   Know How Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

Country Wisdom Know How

  • Author : Editors of Storey Publishing's Country Wisdom Bulletins
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Release Date : 2004-09-01
  • Genre: House & Home
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603762359

Country Wisdom Know How Book Description :

Reminiscent in both spirit and design of the beloved Whole Earth Catalog, Country Wisdom & Know-How is an unprecedented collection of information on nearly 200 individual topics of country and self-sustained living. Compiled from the information in Storey Publishing's landmark series of "Country Wisdom Bulletins," this book is the most thorough and reliable volume of its kind. Organized by general topic including animals, cooking, crafts, gardening, health and well-being, and home, it is further broken down to cover dozens of specifics from "Building Chicken Coops" to "Making Cheese, Butter, and Yogurt" to "Improving Your Soil" to "Restoring Hardwood Floors." Nearly 1,000 black-and-white illustrations and photographs run throughout and fascinating projects and trusted advice crowd every page.

Cradle of Life Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Cradle of Life

  • Author : J. William Schopf
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2001-03-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 0691088640

Cradle of Life Book Description :

The author describes his discovery of the oldest known fossilized life forms and includes information on the history of paleobiology.

The Art of Social Enterprise Book

The Art of Social Enterprise

  • Author : Carl Frankel
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-06-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781550925340

The Art of Social Enterprise Book Description :

Mission driven—business as a vehicle for change. The current business-for-profit model rewards short-term thinking, narrow self-interest, and a social-and-environmental-costs-be-damned attitude. Non-profits, while more focused on the greater good, tend to be inherently resource-challenged and rely on increasingly scarce grants and donations to sustain their existence. Social enterprise is an exciting, blended model driven by the desire to create positive change through entrepreneurial activities. The Art of Social Enterprise is a practical guide which supplies everything you need to know about the mechanics of social entrepreneurship including: Startup – envisioning and manifesting intention Strategic planning – balancing social and monetary value Maintaining an even keel despite the inevitable challenges associated with being an entrepreneur. This valuable resource also provides an unparalleled legal perspective to help you take advantage of established legal organizational forms, recent statutory creations, contract hybrids, certification programs and more. Aimed at emerging as well as established social entrepreneurs, for-profit leaders who want to introduce an element of social responsibility into their companies, and non-profit organizations who want to increase their stability by generating income, The Art of Social Enterprise is the definitive guide to doing well while doing good.

Cradle of Freedom Book

Cradle of Freedom

  • Author : Frye Gaillard
  • Publisher : University of Alabama Press
  • Release Date : 2006-03-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 419
  • ISBN 10 : 9780817352981

Cradle of Freedom Book Description :

Puts a human face on the story of the black American struggle for equality in Alabama during the 1960s by examining the commitment and hard work of the thousands of everyday people who took a stand, supported the great leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., and changed their times forever.

Thanatia Book


  • Author : Antonio Valero Capilla
  • Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 629
  • ISBN 10 : 9814273937

Thanatia Book Description :

Is Gaia becoming Thanatia, a resource exhausted planet? For how long can our high-tech society be sustained in the light of declining mineral ore grades, heavy dependence on un-recycled critical metals and accelerated material dispersion? These are all root causes of future disruptions that need to be addressed today. This book presents a cradle-to-cradle view of the Earth's abiotic resources through a novel and rigorous approach based on the Second Law of Thermodynamics: heat dissipates and materials deteriorate and disperse. Quality is irreversibly lost. This allows for the assessment of such depletion and can be used to estimate the year where production of the main mineral commodities could reach its zenith. By postulating Thanatia, one acquires a sense of destiny and a concern for a unified global management of the planet's abiotic resource endowment. The book covers the core aspects of geology, geochemistry, mining, metallurgy, economics, the environment, thermodynamics and thermochemistry. It is supported by comprehensive databases related to mineral resources, including detailed compositions of the Earth's layers, thermochemical properties of over 300 substances, historical energy and mineral resource inventories, energy consumption and environmental impacts in the mining and metallurgical sector and world recycling rates of commodities.

In Search of the Cradle of Civilization Book

In Search of the Cradle of Civilization

  • Author : Subhash Kak
  • Publisher : Quest Books
  • Release Date : 2001-09-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 359
  • ISBN 10 : 0835607410

In Search of the Cradle of Civilization Book Description :

Arguing that India, not Sumer, was the cradle of civilization, looks at India's ancient history by examining the symbols and myths contained in the Rig-Veda and exploring the mathematical and astronomical data contained in the Vedic hymns.