Energy and the Ecological Economics of Sustainability / Edition 1

Energy and the Ecological Economics of Sustainability / Edition 1

by John Peet
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1559631600

ISBN-13: 9781559631600

Pub. Date: 05/28/1992

Publisher: Island Press

<p>This book examines the roots of the present environmental crisis in the neoclassical economics upon which modern industrial society is based. The author explains that only when we view ourselves in the larger context of the global ecosystem and accept the physical limits to what is possible can sustainability be achieved.

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<p>This book examines the roots of the present environmental crisis in the neoclassical economics upon which modern industrial society is based. The author explains that only when we view ourselves in the larger context of the global ecosystem and accept the physical limits to what is possible can sustainability be achieved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559631600
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
05/28/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
327
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
 
PART I. Nature
Chapter 1. Energy In Nature
Chapter 2. The Scientific World View
Chapter 3. Energy'"a Scientific Perspective
Chapter 4. The Political-economic World View
Chapter 5. The Systems Approach
Chapter 6. The Biophysical Systems World View
 
PART II. Limits
Chapter 7. The Physics And Morality Of Growth
Chapter 8. Feedbacks And Externalities
Chapter 9. Myths Of The Political-economic World View
Chapter 10. Myths Of Science And Energy
Chapter 11. Ecology Versus Exemptionalism
Chapter 12. Humanity Separated From Nature
 
PART III. Choices
Chapter 13. Values For A Sustainable Future
Chapter 14. Energy For A Sustainable Future
Chapter 15. Sustainable Development
Chapter 16. Ecological Economics
Chapter 17. With People's Wisdom: Stewardship And Sufficiency
 
Conclusion
Appendix: The Venice Declaration
Notes
References
Index

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