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Sustainable Materials without the hot air: Making buildings, vehicles and products efficiently and with less new material: Without the Hot Air

Autor Julian Allwood, Jonathan Cullen
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 3 sep 2015
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.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781906860301
ISBN-10: 1906860300
Pagini: 416
Ilustrații: Colour photos, diagrams and graphs throughout
Dimensiuni: 195 x 223 x 24 mm
Greutate: 1.09 kg
Ediția:Second Edition,
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Uit Cambridge Ltd
Seriile Without the Hot Air, Gates Notes - Cărți recomandate de Bill Gates

Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom

Caracteristici

The revised second edition keeps the book up-to-date and builds on the success of the earlier edition, which was listed as one of Bill Gates' best reads in 2015.

Notă biografică

Julian Allwood is a Professor of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, where he leads the Low Carbon Materials Processing research group. Jonathan Cullen is University Lecturer in the University of Cambridge Engineering Department. They both have extensive practical experience working in the engineering industry, as well as taking part in numerous research projects.

Cuprins

The world of materialsWith one eye openWith both eyes openOther materialsCreating sustainable material futureReferencesIndexAcknowledgementsAbout the authors

Recenzii

Instead of the usual ya-boo about sustainability, this is a pragmatic 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.
Well researched with reasoned and compelling arguments... This is essential reading for both student and practitioner, particularly those in senior management positions. 10/10.
A valuable, impartial expert source in an important debate.
The book offers perspectives from fundamental materials science, process engineering, product design and architecture, and economics not seen in most materials texts.
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.
This is something you don't see every day: a substantial, carefully-researched book on how to reform our manufacturing industries for policy-makers trying to cut emissions, and anyone in manufacturing, it should be required reading.
Accessible, fact-filled and entertaining read.
Allwood and Cullen write about engineering with the elegance of the best pop-science writers... A valuable, impartial expert source in an important debate.

Descriere

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