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The Resource The housing bomb : why our addiction to houses is destroying the environment and threatening our society, M. Nils Peterson, Tarla Rai Peterson, Jianguo Liu

The housing bomb : why our addiction to houses is destroying the environment and threatening our society, M. Nils Peterson, Tarla Rai Peterson, Jianguo Liu

Label
The housing bomb : why our addiction to houses is destroying the environment and threatening our society
Title
The housing bomb
Title remainder
why our addiction to houses is destroying the environment and threatening our society
Statement of responsibility
M. Nils Peterson, Tarla Rai Peterson, Jianguo Liu
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Have we built our way to ruin? Is your desire for that beach house or cabin in the woods part of the environmental crisis? Do you really need a bigger home? Why don't multiple generations still live under one roof? In The Housing Bomb, leading environmental researchers M. Nils Peterson, Tarla Rai Peterson, and Jianguo Liu sound the alarm, explaining how and why our growing addiction to houses has taken the humble American dream and twisted it into an environmental and societal nightmare. Without realizing how much a contemporary home already contributes to environmental destruction, most of us want bigger and bigger houses and dream of the day when we own not just one dwelling but at least the two our neighbor does. We push our children to "get out on their own" long before they need to, creating a second household where previously one existed. We pave and build, demolishing habitat needed by threatened and endangered species, adding to the mounting burden of global climate change, and sucking away resources much better applied to pressing societal needs. "Reduce, reuse, recycle" is seldom evoked in the housing world, where economists predict financial disasters when "new housing starts" decline and the idea of renovating inner city residences is regarded as merely a good cause. Presenting irrefutable evidence, this book cries out for America and the world to intervene by making simple changes in our household energy and water usage and by supporting municipal, state, national, and international policies to counter this devastation and overuse of resources. It offers a way out of the mess we are creating and envisions a future where we all live comfortable, nondestructive lives. The "housing bomb" is ticking, and our choice is clear--change our approach or feel the blast
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peterson, M. Nils
Dewey number
363.5/40973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD7293
LC item number
.P424 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Peterson, Tarla Rai
  • Liu, Jianguo
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Housing
  • Housing development
  • Human ecology
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • Ecological houses
  • Sustainable urban development
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Ecological houses
  • Housing development
  • Housing
  • Human ecology
  • Sustainable urban development
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • United States
Label
The housing bomb : why our addiction to houses is destroying the environment and threatening our society, M. Nils Peterson, Tarla Rai Peterson, Jianguo Liu
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Household dynamics and their contribution to the housing bomb -- How homeownership both emancipates and enslaves us -- Housaholism in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem -- Household dynamics and giant panda conservation -- Defusing the housing bomb with your house -- Individual and local strategies for defusing the housing bomb -- Macro-scale strategies for defusing the housing bomb -- Conclusion
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859154659
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (212 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421410661
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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6816ae0c-722a-40af-8ed5-c1800ff44856
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859154659
Label
The housing bomb : why our addiction to houses is destroying the environment and threatening our society, M. Nils Peterson, Tarla Rai Peterson, Jianguo Liu
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Household dynamics and their contribution to the housing bomb -- How homeownership both emancipates and enslaves us -- Housaholism in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem -- Household dynamics and giant panda conservation -- Defusing the housing bomb with your house -- Individual and local strategies for defusing the housing bomb -- Macro-scale strategies for defusing the housing bomb -- Conclusion
Control code
859154659
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (212 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421410661
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
6816ae0c-722a-40af-8ed5-c1800ff44856
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859154659

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