The New Consumers: The Influence of Affluence on the Environment / Edition 1

The New Consumers: The Influence of Affluence on the Environment / Edition 1

by Norman Myers, Jennifer Kent
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559639970

ISBN-13: 9781559639972

Pub. Date: 05/01/2004

Publisher: Island Press

Environmental analysts Myers (Dyke U.) and Kent, who have already published several paper and books together, explore some of the unadvertised effects of economic development in non-industrialized countries, looking at the current and projected impact as many previously impoverished people begin to drive cars, eat meat every day, and keeps lights on all the time. They…  See more details below

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Environmental analysts Myers (Dyke U.) and Kent, who have already published several paper and books together, explore some of the unadvertised effects of economic development in non-industrialized countries, looking at the current and projected impact as many previously impoverished people begin to drive cars, eat meat every day, and keeps lights on all the time. They allot China and India separate chapters, and end by discussing sustainable consumption and how to achieve it. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559639972
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
05/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

About Island Press,
Title Page,
Copyright Page,
Dedication,
Table of Figures,
Preface,
CHAPTER I - Who Are the New Consumers?,
CHAPTER II - Cars: Driving Us Backwards,
CHAPTER III - Meat: Juicy Steaks and Hidden Costs,
CHAPTER IV - Further Resource Linkages: Household Electricity, Eco-Footprints, and Human Numbers,
CHAPTER V - China: A Giant Awake and Roaring,
CHAPTER VI - India: The Second "Biggie",
CHAPTER VII - The Big Picture of 20 Countries,
CHAPTER VIII - Sustainable Consumption: Where Do We Find It?,
CHAPTER IX - Sustainable Consumption: How to Get from Here to There,
APPENDIX A: - GNI and Its Shortcomings,
APPENDIX B: - Four Outlier Countries,
Notes,
Index,
Island Press Board of Directors,

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