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Sustainable Materials Science - Environmental Metallurgy

Volume 2 : Pollution and emissions, biodiversity, toxicology and ecotoxicology, economics and social roles, foresight

by Jean-Pierre Birat (author)
february 2021
Paper book
240 x 160 format 680 pages In stock
149,00 €
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682 pages Download after purchase
103,99 €
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The present book is the continuation of a first volume, which dwelt on fairly classical materials science and environmental issues. This second volume of «Sustainable Materials Science» explores more broadly the connection of materials with the biosphere, the anthroposphere and society. There is a shift, therefore, from a STEM approach (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to an SSH one (Social Sciences and Humanities).

This book is meant for students, researchers, engineers, social scientists and concerned citizens interested in how materials, nature and people interact. This volume concentrates on emissions to air, water and soil, on the connection with health and toxicology, climate change and the c collapse of biodiversity. It shows how materials exhibit a social value, in addition to their engineering properties and economic valuation. Materials also provide ecosystems services in the realm of industrial ecology. They are definitely social constructs. They exhibit agency. Their role, in their value chains, can be described in terms of Actors Network Theory (ANT).

This book is unique in its approach of overarching so many fields of knowledge. There are excellent treatises on materials science and on industrial ecology. However, the connection of materials with the social dimension of sustainability is rarely discussed elsewhere and the pluridisciplinary cocktail of approaches used here is truly new. The book positions itself in a worldview of four intersecting dimensions: materials and energy, space and time.


Paper book


Language(s): English

Audience(s): Students, Professionals, Research

Publisher: EDP Sciences

Edition: 1st edition

Collection: Science des matériaux / Materials

Published: 22 february 2021

EAN13 Paper book: 9782759821990

EAN13 eBook [PDF]: 9782759824441

Interior: Colour

Format (in mm) Paper book: 240 x 160

Pages count Paper book: 680

Pages count eBook [PDF]: 682

Weight (in grammes): 500

Size: 12 Mo (PDF)

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