By Riccardo Petrella (auth.), Diederik Aerts, Jan Broekaert, Willy Weyns (eds.)
A global in Transition, Humankind and Nature is competently entitled after its target for an intrinsic estate of fact: switch.
Of significant main issue, during this period of transformation, is the huge and profound interplay of humankind with nature. The global-scale social and technological venture of humankind certainly consists of a myriad of alterations of the ecosphere. This publication develops, from the decision for an interdisciplinary synthesis and recognize of plurality, acknowledging the evolving medical fact, to the necessity for an built-in yet unavoidably provisional worldview.
members from various components of the area specialise in 4 modes of swap: (i) Social swap and the person situation, (ii) advanced evolution and primary emergent adjustments, (iii) Ecological transformation and accountability inquiries, (iv) The economic-ecological and socio-technical equilibria.
essentially fascinated with the deep alterations of humankind and of the connection among people and nature, it's addressed to a vast and pondering public that desires to be saved informed.
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