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Ayres, Ed

Overview
Works: 41 works in 127 publications in 2 languages and 6,338 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: GF1, 363.7
Publication Timeline
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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 613 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 605 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 590 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 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mining the earth by John E Young( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 549 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 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and French and held by 463 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 )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 343 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 longest race : a lifelong runner, an iconic ultramarathon, and the case for human endurance by Ed Ayres( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 329 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. '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."--Publisher description
Vital signs 1993 : the trends that are shaping our future by Lester R Brown( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A set of spreadsheets, one for each feature topic included in the book of the same title. Each spreadsheet file is in the Lotus 1-2-3 version 2.0 format, readable by almost every popular spreadsheet program. Each database file consists of one or more tables, and includes all of the corresponding graphs that appeared in the book
The World watch reader on global environmental issues by Lester R Brown( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To most, the collapse of modern civilization is the stuff of fiction. Yet, science confirms that due to misuse of technology and environmental abuse, our world is in grave danger of ruin. The Union of Concerned Scientists prophesized, in their World Scientists' Warning, that humanity is not going any further-our journey will be over in the near future. Ayres is committed to preventing that and argues that the most critical task for survival, is to disengage from our tech thrall, and shift to a conscious management of our evolution in which we use technology for purposes of enhancing our evolve
Tableau de bord de la planète by Lester R Brown( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 62 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
Vital signs : the trends that are shaping our future by Worldwatch Institute( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vital Signs Volume 21 is all about growth. From natural disasters to cars to organic farming, the two dozen trends examined here indicate both increasing pressure on natural resources and scaled up efforts to live more sustainably. In 2012, world auto production set yet another record with passenger-car production rising to 66.7 million. That same year, the number of natural disasters climbed to 905, roughly one hundred more than the 10-year annual average, and 90 percent were weather related. Alongside these mounting pressures come investments in renewable energy and sustainable agriculture. The number of acres of land farmed organically has tripled since 1999, though it still makes up less than 1% of total farmland. Not all the statistics are going up. Key measures of development aid have fallen, as have global commodity prices. Yet the overall trend is expansion, both for the good and ill of the planet. Vital Signs provides the latest data available, but its value goes beyond simple numbers. Through insightful analysis of global trends, it offers a starting point for those seeking solutions to the future's intensifying challenges. -- Publisher
The longest race : a lifelong runner, an iconic ultramarathon, and the case for human endurance by Ed Ayres( )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 38 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
A Partial Fuel Energy Answer for America: Electric Bikes by Robert U Ayres( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
8 major ways to use today's technology to lower energy usage : (and they're not solar, wind, and nuclear) by Robert U Ayres( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energy "recycling" a bridge to the clean energy future by Robert U Ayres( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Abandoned seas : reversing the decline of the oceans
Alternative Names
Ayres, Edward H.

Ed Ayres American magazine editor

Ed Ayres Amerikaans beeldhouwer

에이리스, 에드

エアーズ, エド

Languages
English (88)

French (7)

Covers
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 issues