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Ayres, Robert U.

Works: 322 works in 1,211 publications in 5 languages and 17,852 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  History  Handbooks and manuals  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: TL210, 333.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert U Ayres
Alternatives to the internal combustion engine : impacts on environmental quality by Robert U Ayres( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics and the environment; a materials balance approach by Allen V Kneese( Book )

41 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technological forecasting and long-range planning by Robert U Ayres( Book )

31 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in 5 languages and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncertain futures : challenges for decision-makers by Robert U Ayres( Book )

12 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robotics, applications and social implications by Robert U Ayres( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scarcity and growth revisited : natural resources and the environment in the new millennium by Ralph David Simpson( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, a group of distinguished international scholars provides a fresh investigation of the most fundamental issues involved in our dependence on natural resources. In Scarcity and Growth (1963) and Scarcity and Growth Reconsidered (1979), researchers considered the long-term implications of resource scarcity for economic growth and human well-being. Scarcity and Growth Revisited examines these implications with 25 years of new learning and experience. It finds that concerns about resource scarcity have changed in essential ways. In contrast with the earlier preoccupation with the adequacy of fuel, mineral, and agricultural resources and the efficiency by which they are allocated, the greatest concern today is about the Earth's limited capacity to handle the environmental consequences of resource extraction and use. Opinion among scholars is divided on the ability of technological innovation to ameliorate this "new scarcity." However, even the book's more optimistic authors agree that the problems will not be successfully overcome without significant advances in the legal, financial and other social institutions that protect the environment and support technical innovation. Scarcity and Growth Revisited incorporates expert perspectives from the physical and life sciences, as well as economics. It includes issues confronting the developing world as well as advanced industrialized societies. --Publisher
The next industrial revolution : reviving industry through innovation by Robert U Ayres( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resources, environment, and economics : applications of the materials/energy balance principle by Robert U Ayres( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics and the environment; Dynamic optiizing models of resources and the environment; Application of physical principles to economics; Materials/energy accounting and forecasting models; Optimizing materials/energy process models
Turning point : an end to the growth paradigm by Robert U Ayres( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of energy( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years our usage and understanding of different types of energy has grown at a tremendous rate. The editor-in-chief, Cutler Cleveland, and his international team of associate editors have brought together approximately 400 authors to produce the Encyclopedia of Energy. This highly topical reference draws together all aspects of energy, covering a wealth of areas throughout the natural, social and engineering sciences. The Encyclopedia will provide easily accessible information about all aspects of energy, written by leading international authorities. It will not only be indispensible for academics, researchers, professionals and students, but also for policy makers, energy and environmental consultants, and all those working in business corporations and non-governmental organisations whose activities relate to energy and the environment. Also available online via ScienceDirect featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit An invaluable resource for all academics, researchers, professionals and students either working in or conducting research in energy and related environmental fields An A-Z of energy, covering environmental and renewable energy through to fossil fuels and nuclear power
Eco-restructuring : implications for sustainable development by Robert U Ayres( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following on from the critically acclaimed Industrial Metabolism, this study provides a significant contribution to the literature on sustainability by identifying, on a sectoral basis, the critical issues facing the world as a whole, and the technical feasibility of addressing them. A new paradigm of eco-restructuring for sustainable development is introduced, involving shifts in technology, economic activities and lifestyles needed to harmonize human activities with natural systems
Information, entropy, and progress : a new evolutionary paradigm by Robert U Ayres( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crossing the energy divide : moving from fossil fuel dependence to a clean-energy future by Robert U Ayres( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explains the environmentally and economically smart strategy for solving the global energy crisis -- starting now. If we continue our highly inefficient, dangerous energy usage, we're headed for both economic and environmental catastrophe. However, the hard truth is that alternative fuels can't fully replace fossil fuels for decades. What's more, new research indicates that energy inefficiencies are retarding economic growth even more than most experts ever realized. Crossing the Energy Divide is about solving all these problems at once. The authors, two leading experts in energy and environmental economics, show how massive improvements in energy efficiency can bridge the global economy until clean renewables can fully replace fossil fuels. Robert and Edward Ayres demonstrate how we can radically reform the way we manage our existing energy systems to double the amount of "energy service" we get from every drop of fossil fuel we use. These techniques require no scientific breakthroughs: Many companies and institutions are applying them right now, but tens of thousands more could. This book offers a strategic guide for using them to solve the energy crisis once and for all -- reducing carbon emissions, achieving true energy security, and reigniting economic growth for decades to come. - Publisher
Industrial ecology : towards closing the materials cycle by Robert U Ayres( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to surveying the technological possibilities, the authors also consider the public interest, institutional barriers and the range of possible alternatives that might be applicable. Environmental scientists, economists, practitioners and policy makers will welcome Industrial Ecology's integrated approach and the emphasis which it places on resource productivity, materials cycle optimization and waste minimization
Computer integrated manufacturing by Robert U Ayres( Book )

60 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes you inside Rockwell International, John Deere Manufacturing, and the Engineering College of a major research university to show you current working systems in computer integrated manufacturing (CIM)
The bubble economy : is sustainable growth possible? by Robert U Ayres( Book )

15 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le 1er rabat de jaquette indique : "The global economy has become increasingly, perhaps chronically, unstable. Since 2008, we have heard about the housing bubble, subprime mortgages, banks "too big to fail," financial regulation (or the lack of it), and the European debt crisis. Wall Street has discovered that it is more profitable to make money from other people's money than by investing in the real economy, which has limited access to capital--resulting in slow growth and rising inequality. What we haven't heard much about is the role of natural resources--energy in particular--as drivers of economic growth, or the connection of "global warming" to the economic crisis. In The Bubble Economy, Robert Ayres--an economist and physicist--connects economic instability to the economics of energy. Ayres describes, among other things, the roots of our bubble economy (including the divergent influences of Senator Carter Glass--of the Glass-Steagall Law--and Ayn Rand); the role of energy in the economy, from the "oil shocks" of 1971 and 1981 through the Iraq wars; the early history of bubbles and busts; the end of Glass-Steagall; climate change; and the failures of austerity. Finally, Ayres offers a new approach to trigger economic growth. The rising price of fossil fuels (notwithstanding "fracking") suggests that renewable energy will become increasingly profitable. Ayres argues that government should redirect private savings and global finance away from home ownership and toward "de-carbonization"--Investment in renewables and efficiency. Large-scale investment in sustainability will achieve a trifecta: lowering greenhouse gas emissions, stimulating innovation-based economic growth and employment, and offering long-term investment opportunities that do not depend on risky gambling strategies with derivatives
Industrial metabolism : restructuring for sustainable development by Robert U Ayres( Book )

14 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook of industrial ecology( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors are all experts at the cutting edge of the field and the bibliography alone should prove useful as a comprehensive guide to the literature. This handbook should be a valuable reference for students and scholars working in environmental management, industrial ecology and environmental and ecological studies
The economic growth engine : how energy and work drive material prosperity by Robert U Ayres( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses the topic of economic growth analysis from the angle of energy and material flows. It not only contains a variety of empirical indicators statistical analyses and insights, but also offers a pluralistic view on theorizing about economic growth and technological change
Sustainable metals management : securing our future - steps towards a closed loop economy by Arnim von Gleich( Book )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metals have been essential to human civilisation for many thousands of years. With a broad range of applications they have found their way into virtually every aspect of our daily lives. Their durable and recyclable properties should make them ideal materials for a sustainable economy. But can metals live up to this promise? What are the economic, ecological, and social implications of their increasing use? How can we secure the supply of high-quality metals in the future? Do we need substitutes for scarce or especially toxic metals? We will face many such questions on the path towards sustainable production, trade and use of metals. This book brings together experts from many fields, with sometimes controversial opinions, to discuss the conditions and limits of a sustainable metals management. The ideas and goals of sustainability are not only explained theoretically, but also applied to various stages of the metal making and trading process. The unique feature of this book is its focus on the practical issues of sustainability and the eminent role that companies play in this respect. Experts take a look at the history of metals and metals processing, analyse the current flows and trends of their use, and try to predict future developments in production and trade. Others assess the ecological and social effects of their production and use, highlight the need for international and inter-organisational thinking, and lay out more efficient ways of pursuing this. All the contributors of this book are united by a common goal: making metals an economically, ecologically, and socially safe choice for the 21st century. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the short-term and long-term development of the production, trade and use of metals. It provides a wealth of information on the market, the ecological repercussions of the industry, and the social implications of the production and trade of metals. It is thus a valuable source for decision makers, scientists and campaigners in this field
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Economics and the environment; a materials balance approach
Alternative Names
Ayres, R.

Ayres, R. 1932-

Ayres, R. U.

Ayres, R. U. 1932-

Ayres, R. U. (Robert U.)

Ayres, Robert U. 1932-

Ayres, Robert U. (Robert Underwood), 1932-

Ayres, Robert Underwood 1932-

Èjris, R.

Ėjris, R. 1932-

Èjris, Robert.

Robert Ayres American physicist and economist

Robert Ayres Amerikaans econoom

Underwood Ayres, Robert 1932-

Роберт Эйрс

Эйрис, Р 1932-

Эйрис, Р. (Роберт), 1932-

에이리스, 로버트 U

エアーズ, ロバート・U


エイヤーズ, ロバート

English (343)

French (8)

Spanish (8)

German (4)

Russian (1)

Scarcity and growth revisited : natural resources and the environment in the new millenniumTurning point : an end to the growth paradigmEncyclopedia of energyEco-restructuring : implications for sustainable developmentInformation, entropy, and progress : a new evolutionary paradigmCrossing the energy divide : moving from fossil fuel dependence to a clean-energy futureComputer integrated manufacturingA handbook of industrial ecology