Global Sustainability and Innovation

(Second Edition)
Edited by Anoop Desai
Paperback, 380 pages
ISBN: 978-1-5165-2081-7 ©2018
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Summary
    Global Sustainability and Innovation offers an in-depth look into the theory and practice of sustainability. This text seeks to provide students with a straightforward and accessible guide to understanding this rapidly emerging and widely misunderstood field. A diverse range of essential topics in sustainability are examined, including energy, environmental conservation, and the green revolution. New topics explored in this edition include climate change, recycling, and the effect of renewable energy sources on the environment.

    Global Sustainability and Innovation offers an innovative approach to studying sustainability. By exploring the roles of reuse, recycling, and remanufacturing in business decisions, it illustrates the techniques necessary to establish sustainable business practices. The text features several real-world case studies from leading experts that give readers a glimpse into how sustainability is currently being implemented in product and process design decisions at several major organizations.

    Global Sustainability and Innovation ties together diverse elements to impart a holistic overview of the sustainability spectrum. It is ideal for courses in sustainability and courses focused on the environment and renewable energy.

    Dr. Anoop Desai is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Georgia Southern University. He holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in industrial and manufacturing engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He is the author of about 25 journal papers and five books ranging in scope from product development to sustainability. His main area of interest is Design for X and the economic impact of engineering decisions.