Ecology, Economics, Ethics: The Broken Circle

Ecology, Economics, Ethics: The Broken Circle

by F. Herbert Bormann
     
 

In this highly readable book a distinguished group of environmental experts argues that in order to solve global environmental problems, we must view them in a broad interdisciplinary perspective that recognizes the relationships-the interconnected circle-among ecology, economics, and ethics. The contributors-William A. Butler, Paul H. Connett, David Ehrenfeld, Thomas… See more details below

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In this highly readable book a distinguished group of environmental experts argues that in order to solve global environmental problems, we must view them in a broad interdisciplinary perspective that recognizes the relationships-the interconnected circle-among ecology, economics, and ethics. The contributors-William A. Butler, Paul H. Connett, David Ehrenfeld, Thomas Eisner, Malcolm Gillis, William Goldfarb, Wes Jackson, Gene E. Likens, Norman Myers, David Pimentel, Holmes Rolston III, and Edward O. Wilson-address a wide range of concerns from global atmospheric degradation and spreading toxification of the environment to loss of forests and massive species extinctions.

"The problem is how to foster economic development that does not ruin the environment. . . . Accomplishing such a task will not be easy, but it may be assisted by collections of expert essays like Bormann and Kellert's Ecology, Economics, Ethics."-Daniel J. Kevles, New York Review of Books

"In this volume some of the best minds in the business focus their attention on key environmental problems. I recommend it highly."-Paul R. Ehrlich, Bing Professor of Population Studies, Stanford University

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Environmental specialists argue that the ecological disaster of our time is due to environmental policy being based solely on criteria of short-term material gains, isolated from any concern for the economic or moral burdens being placed on future generations. In some ways, an update of The environmental crisis (1970). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300049763
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.97(d)

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