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This two-volume collection reprints pioneering journal articles from as far back as 1945 in the various aspects of global environmental issues. The 27 papers in the first volume address the ecological/biological perspective of human impacts on biosphere and gaia, and the physical economics perspective of materials energy, entropy and mass balance. Volume two offers 31 papers on the resource/environmental perspective of materials, energy, exergy, entropy and mass balance, and the limits and factors involved in sustainability and growth. Topics include human impacts on the nitrogen cycle, no-regret strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, wastes as raw materials, and dynamic macro modeling and materials balance for sustainable development. No subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781858987415
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Series: Elgar Reference Collection
  • Pages: 1

Table of Contents

Volume 1
Acknowledgements ix
Series Preface xiii
Introduction xvii
Part I Ecological/Biological Perspective: Human Impacts on Biosphere, Gaia, Etc.
1. 'The Biosphere and the Noosphere', American Scientist, 33 (1), January, 1-12 (1945) 3
2. 'On Living in the Biosphere', Scientific Monthly, LXVII (6), December, 393-7 (1948) 15
3. 'Some Notes on the Linkage of the Ecologic and Economic Systems', Papers of the Regional Science Association, XXII, 85-96 (1968) 20
4. 'The Role of the Oceans and Biosphere in the Carbon Dioxide Cycle', in David Dyrssen and Daniel Jagner (eds), The Changing Chemistry of the Oceans: Proceedings of the Twentieth Nobel Symposium held 16-20 August, 1971 at Aspenasgarden, Lerum and Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden, New York: John Wiley, 121-45 (1972) 32
5. 'Atmospheric Homeostasis by and for the Biosphere: The Gaia Hypothesis', Tellus, XXVI (1-2), 2-9 (1974) 57
6. 'The Cycling of Materials in Disturbed Environments', in M.J. Chadwick and G.T. Goodman (eds), The Ecology of Resource Degradation and Renewal, Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications, 3-16 (1975) 65
7. 'Impact of Metals on the Biosphere', in Werner Stumm (ed.), Global Chemical Cycles and their Alterations by Man, Berlin: Dahlem Konferenzen, 137-53 (1977) 79
8 'Sulfur and Nitrogen over North America', in Ecological Effects of Acid Deposition, National Swedish Environment Protection Board, Report PM 1636, 95-115 (1983) 96
9. 'The Human Ecology of Global Change', International Social Science Journal, 121, August, 315, 317-21, 323-45 (1989) 117
10. 'Historical Roots for Ecological Economics--Biophysical versus Allocative Approaches', Ecological Economics, 1, 17-36 (1989) 146
11. 'Human Impacts on the Nitrogen Cycle', Physics Today, November, 24-31 (1994) 166
12. 'The Value of the World's Ecosystem Services and Natural Capital', Nature, 387, 15 May, 253-60 (1997) 174
Part II Physical Economics Perspective: Materials Energy, Entropy, Mass Balance
13. 'The Allocation of Energy Resources', Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 3, 529-76 (1973) 185
14. 'Energy Impact of Consumption Decisions', Proceedings of the IEEE, 63 (3), March, 276-85 (1975) 233
15. 'Energy Conservation and the Consumer', Science, 189, 11 July, 95-102 (1975) 243
16. 'An Assessment of Methodologies for Estimating National Energy Efficiency', ASME Winter Meeting, 1-20 (1976) 251
17. 'Process Analysis and the Neoclassical Theory of Production' (Chapter 2) and 'The Economics of Production' (Chapter 4), in Energy and Economics Myths. Institutional and Analytic Economic Essays, New York: Pergamon Press, 37-52, 61-69 (1976) 271
18. 'On a Relation Between Economic and Thermodynamic Optima', Resources and Energy, 1 (2), October, 125-37 (1978) 296
19. 'Energy Analysis and Economic Valuation', Southern Economic Journal, 45 (3), January, 1023-58 (1979) 309
20. 'Energy and the U.S. Economy: A Biophysical Perspective', Science, 225, 31 August, 890-97 (1984) 345
21. 'Industrial Metabolism', in Jesse Ausubel and Hedy E. Sladovich (eds), Techology and Environment, Washington DC: National Academy Press, 23-49 (1989) 353
22. 'Externalities: Economics & Thermodynamics', in F. Archibugi and P. Nijkamp (eds), Economy and Ecology: Towards Sustainable Development, Chapter 6, Dordrecht: Kluwer, 89-118 (1989) 380
23. 'Getting Started: No-Regrets Strategies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions', Energy Policy, 19, July/August, 526-42 (1991) 408
24. 'Is the Entropy Law Relevant to the Economics of Natural Resource Scarcity?--Yes, of course it is!', Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 23 (1), July, 91-5 (1992) 425
25. 'On the Relationship between the Economic Process, the Carnot Cycle and the Entropy Law', Ecological Economics, 8, 7-10 (1993) 430
26. 'Life Cycle Assessment and Linear Programming--Environmental Optimisation of Product System', Computers and Chemical Engineering, 19, Supplement, S229-34 (1995) 434
27. 'Structural Change, Growth, and Dematerialization: An Empirical Analysis', in Jeroen van den Bergh and Jan van der Straaten (eds), Economy and Ecosystems in Change: Analytical and Historical Approaches, Chapter 10, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 201-28 (1997) 440
Name Index 469
Volume 2
Acknowledgements ix
Series Preface xiii
Part I Resource/Environmental Perspective: Materials, Energy, Exergy, Entropy, Mass Balance
1. 'A Regional Interindustry Model for Analysis of Development Objectives', Papers of the Regional Science Association, 17, 65-94 (1966) 3
2. 'The Economics of the Coming Spaceship Earth', in Henry Jarrett (ed.), Environmental Quality in a Growing Economy, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press for Resources for the Future, 3-14 (1966) 33
3. 'On Economics as a Life Science', Journal of Political Economy, 76 (3), May/June, 392-406 (1968) 45
4. 'Production, Consumption, and Externalities', American Economic Review, LIX, June, 282-97 (1969) 60
5. 'Environmental Quality and International Trade', International Organization, 26 (2), Spring, 419-65 (1972) 76
6. 'Ecosystems, Externalities, and Economies', Environmental and Resource Economics, 2 (6), 551-67 (1992) 123
7. 'Economic and Technological Models for Evaluation of Energy Policy', Bell Journal of Economics, 8 (2), Autumn, 444-66 (1977) 140
8. 'Secondary Materials and International Trade', Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 5 (2), June, 172-86 (1978) 163
9. 'Environmental Economics, Industrial Process Models, and Regional-Residuals Management Models', in Allen V. Kneese and James L. Sweeney (eds), Handbook of Natural Resource and Energy Economics, Volume 1, Chapter 7, Amsterdam & New York: North-Holland, 271-324 (1985) 178
10. 'The Production Process: Inputs and Wastes', Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 14 (1), March, 1-12 (1987) 232
11. 'Ecological Aspects of Structural Change', Intereconomics, 28 (4), July/August, 159-69 (1993) 244
12. 'Ecological Modernization of Industrial Society: Three Strategic Elements', International Social Science Journal, 121, August, 347-61 (1989) 255
13. 'Sources of Change in Energy Use in the U.S. Economy, 1972-1982: A Structural Decomposition Analysis', Resources and Energy, 13 (1), April, 1-21 (1991) 270
14. 'Wastes as Raw Materials', in Braden R. Allenby and Deanna J. Richards (eds), The Greening of Industrial Ecosystems, Washington DC: National Academy Press, 69-89 (1994) 291
15. 'Garbage, Recycling, and Illicit Burning or Dumping', Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 29 (1), July, 78-91 (1995) 312
16. 'Developments in the Throughput-Income Relationship: Theoretical and Empirical Observations', Ecological Economics, 20 (3), March, 255-68 (1997) 326
Part II Sustainability and Growth Perspective: Limits, Factors...
17. 'On the Concept of Optimum Population', Review of Economic Studies, XXXVI (3), July, 295-318 (1969) 343
18. 'Essay on Economic Growth and Environmental Quality', Swedish Journal of Economics, March, 25-41 (1971) 367
19. 'Economic Growth and the Environment', Review of Economic Studies, XL (1), January, 61-77 (1973) 384
20. 'The Economics of the Steady State', American Economic Review, 64 (2), May, 15-21 (1974) 401
21. 'The Optimal Depletion of Exhaustible Resources', in Symposium on the Economics of Exhaustible Resources, Review of Economic Studies, 3-28 (1974) 408
22. 'U.S. Energy Policy and Economic Growth, 1975-2000', Bell Journal of Economics, 5 (2), Autumn, 461-514 (1974) 434
23. 'The Economics of Resources or the Resources of Economics', American Economic Review, 64 (2), May, 1-14 (1974) 488
24. 'Intergenerational Equity and the Investing of Rents from Exhaustible Resources', American Economic Review, 67 (5), December, 972-4 (1977) 502
25. 'A Neoclassical Analysis of the Economics of Natural Resources', in V. Kerry Smith (ed.), Scarcity and Growth Reconsidered, Chapter 2, Baltimore & London: Johns Hopkins University Press for Resources for the Future, 36-66 (1979) 505
26. 'Energy and Technical Progress', Energy, 6, 187-95 (1981) 536
27. 'The Environment and Emerging Development Issues', Proceedings of the World Bank Annual Conference on Development Economics 1990, Washington DC: World Bank, 101-31 (1991) 545
28. 'Growth with Exhaustible Resources and a Materials-Balance Production Function', Natural Resource Modeling, 4 (1), Winter, 77-94 (1990) 576
29. 'Endogenous Technological Change', Journal of Political Economy, 98 (5, Part 2), October, S71-102 (1990) 593
30. 'Dynamic Macro Modelling and Materials Balance: Economic-Environmental Integration for Sustainable Development', Economic Modelling, 11 (3), July, 283-307 (1994) 625
31. 'Measuring Sustainable Development: Progress on Indicators', Environment and Development Economics, 1 (1), February, 85-101 (1996) 650
Name Index 667
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