This simply but informatively illustrated book reviews how buildings have evolved from simple shelters against the elements to "comprehensive life-support systems
DURING THE SECOND HALF of the twentieth century the world economy grew by a factor of seven while the Earth's natural life-support systems
A generator goes out and critical life-support systems
She is listed in serious and stable condition in a respiratory intensive care unit, connected to life-support systems
, being treated for systemic collapse resulting from the flu.
It's the shut reactors and stopped Wal-Marts, the canceled roads and purchased organic produce that dictate whether humankind saves its life-support systems
Around the world," they write in Betrayal, "we have watched humanity consuming its natural capital and degrading its own life-support systems
The most recent suits worn on the space shuttle, with their own integrated life-support systems
, are reusable, heralding the new waste-conscious ethos in garment design.
Consciously avoiding habitat destruction and mitigating the effects of land use change, reducing the direct exploitation of plants and wildlife, and slowing climate change can help us stop weakening the very life-support systems
we depend on.
Jumping-jack reporters in a positive frenzy at the post-op press conference asked breathlessly whether Clinton could really STILL go to Helsinki, as if postponing a meeting with a guy barely off life-support systems
might reignite the Cold War.