Sustainable Materials Without the Hot Air: Making Buildings, Vehicles and Products Efficiently and with Less New Material (Without the Hot Air)De (autor) Julian M. Allwood, Jonathan M. Cullen
en Limba Engleză Paperback – October 2015
Materials, transformed from natural resources into the buildings, equipment, vehicles and goods that underpin our remarkable lifestyle, are made with amazing efficiency. But our growing demand is not sustainable. This optimistic and richly-informed book evaluates all the options and explains how we can greatly reduce the amount of material demanded and used in manufacturing, while still meeting everyone's needs.
Bill Gates named the first edition of this book as one of the best books he'd read in 2015, saying: "An excellent book ... the message is clear and convincing: We can’t go on using materials the way we have been for the past 150 years, but fortunately, we don’t have to. We can meet the world’s growing need for the stuff of modern life, avoid the worst effects of climate change, and preserve the environment for future generations."
"Instead of the usual ya-boo about sustainability, this is a pragmtic guide to getting more value from less stuff. Researched with long-term co-operation from industry, it emphasizes facts and evidence but is aimed at a popular readership." - BBC News Magazine
"A valuable, impartial expert source in an important debate." - Boing Boing
For more reviews, see the first edition: Sustainable Materials - with both eyes open