The New Economy of Nature: The Quest to Make Conservation Profitable / Edition 1

The New Economy of Nature: The Quest to Make Conservation Profitable / Edition 1

by Gretchen Daily, Katherine Ellison
     
 

Earth's ecosystems -- forests, wetlands, coral reefs, and the like -- are among humanity's most precious assets, offering such vital services as climate stabilization and water purification. So why are they being rapidly destroyed? Philanthropy and government regulations alone simply aren't up to the task of rescuing nature, the authors argue. Environmentally minded… See more details below

Overview

Earth's ecosystems -- forests, wetlands, coral reefs, and the like -- are among humanity's most precious assets, offering such vital services as climate stabilization and water purification. So why are they being rapidly destroyed? Philanthropy and government regulations alone simply aren't up to the task of rescuing nature, the authors argue. Environmentally minded innovators are therefore trying to harness a more potent force -- self-interest -- to preserve our life-support systems. Theirs is the quest portrayed in The New Economy of Nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559631549
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
1,460,430
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Dedication,
Title Page,
Copyright Page,
Dedication,
Prologue - The Wealth of Nature,
Chapter One - Katoomba and the Stratosphere,
Chapter Two - How to Make Carbon Charismatic,
Chapter Three - New York: How to Put a Watershed to Work,
Chapter Four - Napa, California: How a Town Can Live with a River and Not Get Soaked,
Chapter Five - Vancouver Island: Project Snark,
Chapter Six - King County, Washington: The Art of the Deal,
Chapter Seven - Down Under: How to Make a Numbat Turn a Profit,
Chapter Eight - Costa Rica: Paying Mother Nature to Multitask,
Chapter Nine - Teresópolis: The Spinning Motor,
Chapter Ten - The Birds, the Bees, and the Biodiversity Crisis,
Epilogue - The Revolution in the Wings,
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS,
FURTHER READING,
INDEX,

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