A Healthy, Wealthy, Sustainable World deals with the things we regard as essential to a modern lifestyle: a secure food supply, clean water, transport fuel, medical treatment, wonderful materials, a comfortable home – and even sports equipment. All these will be put at risk in a world where there are yet more people aspiring to the same high standard of living, but where we no longer rely on fossil fuels.
This book shows that sustainability is possible, but only if we embrace the benefits which chemistry can bring.
- Published: 2010
- Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
- ISBN: 9781847558626 (hbk)
- Did you know?
- After writing two books on the dangers of chemistry (Molecules of Murder and Elements of Murder) I thought I would redress the balance by writing about the benefits. In this book I try to explain that chemistry is not the threat that some would have us believe, stressing as they do the danger of 'chemicals', but is actually the best route to a sustainable future. If such a future does not use fossil fuels as the source of carbon, then another way will have to be found to make all the things we take for granted like fuels, fibres and plastics, and which the chemical industry currently makes from oil. It can be done. This book tells you how.
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Table of Contents
- As I see it
- Health and Chemistry
- Food and Chemistry
- Water and Chemistry
- Transport biofuels and Chemistry
- Plastics and Chemistry
- Cities and Chemistry
- Sport and Chemistry