Understanding the Car as a Natural System
If we are part of nature, then so is everything we make. This unique book explores this notion using the example of the car, how it is made and used and especially how we relate to it, with a view to creating a more sustainable automobility.
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- Sustainable Automobility Understanding the Car as a Natural System
- Chapter 1: Introduction: a natural history of the car
- Chapter 2: The problem with cars is . . .
- Chapter 3: What is sustainability and what is sustainable?
- Chapter 4: The history of the car and the history of car production
- Chapter 5: A changing industry
- Chapter 6: Regulating the car to save our environment; emptying the ashtrays on the Titanic?
- Chapter 7: Supply chains . . ., or loops, tiers, webs or flows?
- Chapter 8: Freedom to tinker: the true ownership model
- Chapter 9: Consumers: SCP and sustainable car use; learning to love your car
- Chapter 10: How does change happen?
- Chapter 11: The ecological model of business
- Chapter 12: Automotive evolution: the car of the future; a future for the car?
- Chapter 13: The automotive industry: an ecosystem perspective
- Chapter 14: Making the transition; ecodiversity at the sector level; industry as ecosystem
- Chapter 15: Concluding remarks
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Chapter 1: Introduction: a natural history of the car
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