Energy and the Ecological Economics of Sustainability [NOOK Book]

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Energy and the Ecological Economics of Sustainability 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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Energy and the Ecological Economics of Sustainability

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Overview

Energy and the Ecological Economics of Sustainability 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597269131
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/1992
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 327
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

John Peet is a chemical engineer. He was the senior staff member in the engineering faculty at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He obtained a degree in chemical technology from Edinburgh University, Scotland, in 1960. After working for a time in a paper mill, he moved to New Zealand, where he completed a Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the University of Canterbury. He subsequently worked as a process engineer in an oil refinery in Britain. Since returning to live permanently in New Zealand, his research work concentrated on clarifying the links between energy policy and the environment, with particular interest in the function of economic tools.



He is committed to working with the insight and tools of engineering and science to help people in communities build a peaceful, just, and sustainable world.
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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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