Thinking Ecologically

Overview

Twenty-five years ago, the Cuyahoga River in Ohio was so contaminated that it caught fire, air pollution in some cities was thick enough to taste, and environmental laws focused on the obvious enemy: large American factories with belching smokestacks and pipes gushing wastes. Federal legislation has succeeded in providing cleaner air and water, but we now confront a different set of environmental problems-less visible and more subtle. This important book offers thought-provoking ideas on how America can respond ...
See more details below
Paperback (New Edition)
$29.00
BN.com price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (29) from $1.99   
  • New (7) from $2.99   
  • Used (22) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

Twenty-five years ago, the Cuyahoga River in Ohio was so contaminated that it caught fire, air pollution in some cities was thick enough to taste, and environmental laws focused on the obvious enemy: large American factories with belching smokestacks and pipes gushing wastes. Federal legislation has succeeded in providing cleaner air and water, but we now confront a different set of environmental problems-less visible and more subtle. This important book offers thought-provoking ideas on how America can respond to changing public health and ecological risks and create sound environmental policy for the future.

The innovative thinkers of the Next Generation Project of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy-experts from business, government, nongovernmental organizations, and academia-propose reforms that balance environmental efforts with other public needs and issues. They call for new foundations for environmental law and policy, adoption of a more diverse set of policy tools and strategies (economic incentives, ecolabels), and new connections between critical sectors (agriculture, energy, transportation, service providers) and environmental policy. Future progress must involve not only officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state environmental protection departments, say the authors, but also decision-makers as diverse as mayors, farmers, energy company executives, and delivery route planners. To be effective, next-generation policy-making will view environmental challenges comprehensively, connect academic theory with practical policy, and bridge the gaps that have caused recent policy debates to break down in rancor. This book begins the process of accomplishing these challenging goals.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This timely compendium reflects the work of the Next Generation Project, started in 1995 by the Yale Center for Environment Law and Policy to develop strategies for handling the environmental problems of the next 25 years. Separate chapters are authored by experts in law, business, and environmental science who participated in the project's symposia. The book gives an overview of the successes and failures of our existing fragmented and complex environmental regulations and offers new ideas for building an environmental policy structure based on analysis of whole systems and on policy tools that defuse confrontation between environmental protection and economic activity. The topics covered include overall concepts, such as industrial ecology and ecosystem management; implementation tools, such as pollution-charge systems and tradable permits; and special problems, such as habitat loss to suburbanization, automobile congestion and exhaust, and agricultural runoff. Recommended for academic libraries and environmental collections.Joan S. Elbers, Port Charlotte, Fla.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300073034
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1997
  • Series: Yale Fastback Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 286
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Thinking Ecologically: An Introduction
1 Industrial Ecology: Overcoming Policy Fragmentation 19
2 Ecosystem Management and Economic Development 37
3 Property Rights and Responsibilities 49
4 Land Use: The Forgotten Agenda 60
5 Sorting Out a Service-Based Economy 76
6 Globalization, Trade, and Interdependence 91
7 Market-Based Environmental Policies 105
8 Privately Financed Sustainable Development 118
9 Technology Innovation and Environmental Progress 136
10 Data, Risk, and Science: Foundations for Analysis 150
11 Toward Ecological Law and Policy 170
12 Coexisting with the Car 189
13 Environmental Protection from Farm to Market 200
14 Energy Prices and Environmental Costs 217
15 A Vision for the Future 231
App. I Next Generation Project Participants 241
App. II: Contributors 248
Abbreviations 251
For Further Reading 253
Index 263
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)