ALA Outstanding Academic Title This evidence-based survey presents a holistic vision of options for a sustainable future by going beyond efficient and clean production to the inclusion of material efficiency and the reduction of demand. Beginning with an all-encompassing examination of the uses of the five most important materials—steel, aluminum, cement, plastic, and paper—this exploration delves into the entire lifecycle of these materials, from smelting and goods manufacture to final recycling. Through evidence drawn from this analysis and real-world commercial enterprises, the study submits creative solutions for achieving manufacturing efficiencies and the same functionality or services using less material, and identifies potential economic outcomes from these scenarios.
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Julian M. Allwood is a reader in engineering at the University of Cambridge, a fellow of Gonville and Caius College at the university, and a head of the college’s Low Carbon Materials Processing research group. He is a recipient of an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council leadership fellowship, which funds the WellMet2050 project, and a vice chairman of the International Academy of Production Engineering. He is a joint editor in chief of the Journal of Materials Processing Technology and a lead author for the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Jonathan M. Cullen is a research associate in the Low Carbon Material Processing group at the University of Cambridge and a research fellow at the university's Fitzwilliam College. He graduated from the university’s MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development Program and received a PhD on the engineering fundamentals of energy efficiency from the University of Cambridge.Review:
"The book offers perspectives from fundamental materials science, process engineering, product design and architecture, and economics not seen in most materials texts." —Science (March 2012)
"I found this book to be well researched with reasoned and compelling arguments. Allwood and Cullen are to be congratulated. This is essential reading for both student and practitioner, particularly those in senior management positions. 10/10." —Materials World (April 2012)
"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." —Bill Gates, founder, Microsoft, gatesnotes.com
"Sustainable Materials - With Both Eyes Open was mentioned in an article on Bill Gates' book reviews. The article includes a quote from Bill Gates about the book: Mr. Gates said in the interview that he tries to fill his reviews with bits of information he hopes people will consider, even if they don’t end up reading the book. 'I read textbooks related to global health but they are pretty technical for a general audience, so I generally don’t review them,' he said. 'I make an exception for things like Sustainable Materials: With Both Eyes Open, where the authors’ conclusions are important, and they help clarify some important basic facts. I like to share what I learn from books like that because I know most people won’t read the whole thing but some will read an 800-word review of it.'” —New York Times
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