Man and material flows
The text in this book presents various system aspects on materials ows in society and nature and then mainly from a natural sciences and technical point of view. It is aiming at giving an overview of important material ows in society and in nature and their interactions in a sustainability perspective and the text is therefore of a more principal character. More examples and applications in specific sectors of society can be found in the other books of this series. Unfortunately, the examples and data presented in this book are exclusively from western countries. The documented and available studies on materials ows in the society and their connections to the environmental and resource problems are to an overwhelming majority describing western societies and this book has drawn from these studies.