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

By Julian Allwood and Jonathan Cullen

Sustainable Materials without the hot air
Paperback, 416 pages £24.99
Published: 3rd September 2015
ISBN: 9781906860301
Format: 223mm x 195mm

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Published: 3rd September 2015
ISBN: 9781906860493
PDF, 416 pages
Published: 3rd September 2015
ISBN: 9781906860691
Category: All Books, Energy, Popular Science, Without the hot air ®

Series: without the hot air

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This is the second edition.  The first edition was published under the title Sustainable Materials - with both eyes open.  It was chosen as an Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association/ACRL's Choice magazine.  The new edition is updated and contains an extra chapter.

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.

"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." - BBC News Magazine

"A valuable, impartial expert source in an important debate." - Boing Boing

"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." [Review of 1st Edition]

- Bill Gates, Gates Notes

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.

Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 416 pages
ISBN: 9781906860301
Format: 223mm x 195mm

Binding: Electronic book text
ISBN: 9781906860493
Format: EPUB

Binding: Electronic book text, 416 pages
ISBN: 9781906860691
Format: PDF

BISAC Code:  ARC018000, TEC009000, TEC010000, TEC021000
Imprint: UIT Cambridge Ltd.

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