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Brave Green World by Chris Forman and Claire Asher
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Brave Green World by Chris Forman and Claire Asher
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Mar 30, 2021 | ISBN 9780262044462

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Praise

“Humans are superb problem-solvers, and the authors make a convincing case that technology will mitigate at least some of the devastation we are inflicting on the Earth… An ingenious, if highly speculative, save-the-planet proposal that emphasizes science over politics.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Nothing is wasted in natural systems, yet humankind produces ever-increasing levels of waste. Scientists and science communicators Chris Forman and Claire Asher consider the cycles in nature and how our linear system — production leading to waste — can learn from the cyclical efficiency of ecosystems.” – Nature Climate Change

“[Brave Green World] is an exciting and original contribution to the discussion around sustainability, and it certainly refreshes my appreciation for nature, which has evolved the incredibly complex, ordered and efficient systems that we wish to emulate.” – Physics World

Table Of Contents

Foreword by Dame Ellen MacArthur
Chapter One: Planet Energy
Where does planet earth find its energy?
Chapter Two: Circular Ecology
Solutions found by nature
Chapter Three: Humanity’s Linear Systems
Where the end product is waste
Chapter Four: The 3D Printer
The game-changer of additive manufacturing
Chapter Five: Synthetic Biology
Creating a new kind of biologies
Chapter Six: Emergence
-When what’s made is more than the sum of its parts
Chapter Seven: Artificial Intelligence Algorithms
-The magic ingredient
 Chapter Eight: The Digital Process
-Smart materials
Chapter Nine: The Cities of the Future
-Log on and print out your shopping
Chapter Ten: Taking It Further
-Space travel and the bottleneck

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