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Ayres, Ed

Overview
Works: 46 works in 146 publications in 3 languages and 6,131 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Ed Ayres
Abandoned seas : reversing the decline of the oceans by Peter Weber( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Costly tradeoffs : reconciling trade and the environment by Hilary F French( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender bias : roadblock to sustainable development by Jodi L Jacobson( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The next efficiency revolution : creating a sustainable materials economy by John E Young( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical juncture : the future of peacekeeping by Michael Renner( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The longest race : a lifelong runner, an iconic ultramarathon, and the case for human endurance by Ed Ayres( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among endurance runners, there are those'who have run very long distances, and then'there are those who have run very long distances'for a very long time. Ed Ayres exemplifies the latter; having run in over 600 races across'fifty-five years, he is arguably the most experienced'American distance runner still competing'today. A book no one else could have written, The Longest Race is his urgent exploration of the'connection between individual endurance and'a sustainable society. The Longest Race begins at the starting line'of the 2001 JFK 50 Mile'the nation's oldest'and largest ultramarathon and, like other such'races, an epic test of human limits and aspiration.'At age sixty, his sights set on breaking the'age-division record, Ayres embarks on a course'over the rocky ridge of the Appalachian Trail, 'along the headwind-buffeted towpath of the'Potomac River, and past momentous Civil War'sites such as Harpers Ferry and Antietam. But even as Ayres focuses on concerns familiar'to every endurance runner'starting strong'and setting the right pace, the art of breathing, 'overcoming fatigue, mindfulness for the course'ahead'he finds himself as preoccupied with'the future of our planet as with the finish line of'this 50-mile race. A veteran journalist and environmental'editor who harbors deep anxiety about our longterm'prospects, Ayres helps us to understand'how the skills and mindset necessary to complete'an ultramarathon are also essential for grappling'anew with the imperative to endure'not only as'individuals, but as a society'and not just for 50'miles, but in the longest race we are all called'upon to run
Mining the earth by John E Young( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empowering development : the new energy equation by Nicholas K Lenssen( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God's last offer : negotiating for a sustainable future by Ed Ayres( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and French and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ed Ayres identifies four dangerous megaphenomena that are altering life on Earth and may destroy life as we know it: the rise of carbon gas emissions; the rate of biological extinctions; the unsustainable consumption; and the exploding human population." "God's Last Offer sorts through the jumble rumor, hyperbole, and indolence that colors our news coverage, and warns us to take heed - now. Ayres exposes the sophisticated techniques used by corporations, institutions, and governments to perpetuate public indifference. He also makes clear that the problems are of our own making God's Last Offer is just that: an offer of hope, an offer of possibility. But an offer that must be embraced immediately, before it expires."--Jacket
Crossing the energy divide : moving from fossil fuel dependence to a clean-energy future by Robert U Ayres( Book )

18 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 407 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
The World watch reader on global environmental issues by Lester R Brown( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defying dystopia : going on with the human journey after technology fails us by Ed Ayres( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To most, the collapse of modern civilization is the stuff of fiction. Yet, science confirms that misuse of technology and environmental abuse places our world in grave danger of ruin. The World Scientists' Warning to Humanity places our civilization on a collision course. Defying Dystopia analyzes how we have come to this, and what options remain for far-seeing people to take control of their own destiny and survive the future. Ed Ayres, who has worked with some iconic environmental scientists of the past half-century, argues that technology was originally used to augment the natural strengths of humans, but has been increasingly used in ways that weaken us--shifting from useful work to the industries of distraction, entertainment, convenience, pain-relief, and sedation. Ayres advises on how at least some of us can avoid that collision. The most critical task, for those of us who want humanity to survive and thrive, is to disengage from our tech thralldom, and shift to a conscious management of our evolution in which we use technology to enhance our skills and strengths rather than erode or supplant them. Ayres provides insightful, actionable suggestions we can use to increase our odds of survival. He asks far-seeing individuals to take on a mission that the dominant governments and institutions demonstrably cannot: the epic task of shepherding a low-profile, resilient transition to a new kind of human future."--Publisher's description
Tableau de bord de la planète by Lester R Brown( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publié avec le concours de la revue ##Ecologie politique##, cet ouvrage entend combler les lacunes qui existent dans la collecte, l'analyse et la divulgation des données sur l'environnement planétaire. Il sera mis à jour et complété régulièrement
8 Major Ways to Use Today's Technology to Lower Energy Usage: (and They Are Not Solar, Wind, and Nuclear) by Robert U Ayres( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. Finally: a coherent, integrated energy strategy based on techniques and technologies that have already been proven in the real world! We envision a national energy strategy with eight main components. One (increased energy efficiency of consumer products, including automobiles) has received serious media attention. Two others (increased energy efficiency in buildings and industrial plants, and decentralized electric power) have received moderate attention
A Partial Fuel Energy Answer for America: Electric Bikes by Robert U Ayres( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. How electric bikes may help reshape urban transportation-slashing fuel use and carbon emissions, and improving convenience, too. Battery-equipped electric bikes have the potential to change the commuter game radically. Even if limited to 15-20 mph, they'll be able to use the bike paths or reserved lanes many cities are building into their plans. If just 20-30% of short urban trips shift to "e-bikes," fuel use will drop enough to help bridge us to a cleaner, more secure energy future ... If you liked this Element, read more from Robert U. Ayres and Edward H. Ayres, including Crossing the Energy Divide (ISBN: 9780137015443). Available in print and digital formats
The Energy Future of Liquid Fuel: Why Corn Ethanol Is a Fuel's Errand by Robert U Ayres( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. Why biofuels won't work--except for gigantic agribusinesses and their lobbyists. If the entire U.S. corn crop were converted to ethanol, the aggregate reduction in total fossil fuel (gasoline) energy consumption would be just 2.4%. Considering that we still want our corn flakes, pork chops (corn feeds hogs), and cooking oil, any realistic level of crop consumption for fuels would do virtually nothing to end U.S. dependence on foreign oil. If you liked this Element, read more from Robert U. Ayres and Edward H. Ayres, including Crossing the Energy Divide (ISBN: 9780137015443). Available in print and digital formats
Energy "recycling" a bridge to the clean energy future by Robert U Ayres( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The longest race : a lifelong runner, an iconic ultramarathon, and the case for human endurance by Ed Ayres( )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First and foremost a book about running, The Longest Race takes listeners alongside ultramarathoner Ed Ayres as he prepares for, runs, and finishes the JFK 50-mile race at a then record-breaking time for his age division-60 and older. But for Ayres, this race was about more than just running, and the book also encompasses his musings and epiphanies along the way about possibilities for human achievement and the creation of a sustainable civilization
Vital signs : the trends that are shaping our future : 1992, 1993 by Lester R Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vital signs 2003 : the trends that are shaping our future by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graphs, tables, and concise analyses help document the trends that are shaping the world's future
 
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Abandoned seas : reversing the decline of the oceans
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God's last offer : negotiating for a sustainable futureCrossing the energy divide : moving from fossil fuel dependence to a clean-energy futureThe World watch reader on global environmental issues8 Major Ways to Use Today's Technology to Lower Energy Usage: (and They Are Not Solar, Wind, and Nuclear)
Alternative Names
Ayres, Ed 1941-

Ayres, Edward 1941-

Ayres, Edward H.

Ayres, Edward H., 1941-

Ed Ayres American magazine editor

Ed Ayres Amerikaans beeldhouwer

에이리스, 에드

エアーズ, エド

Languages
English (106)

French (7)

Chinese (2)