Valuing Nature: The Decline and Preservation of Old Growth Forests

Valuing Nature: The Decline and Preservation of Old Growth Forests

by Douglas E. Booth
     
 

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This book demonstrates the importance of shifting values in natural resources policy decision-making and sets the stage for a more focused debate on the ethical criteria that should be employed in environmental policy decisions.  See more details below

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This book demonstrates the importance of shifting values in natural resources policy decision-making and sets the stage for a more focused debate on the ethical criteria that should be employed in environmental policy decisions.

Editorial Reviews

Journal Of Regional Science
Professor Booth's book is a must read for those interested in the gestation of the conflict as well as the development of the forest products industry in the Pacific Northwest. . . . Booth, a northwest native, describes the process of ecological succession of the forest areas of western Oregon and Washington, so that even a rank amateur could comprehend the process . . .The book is a thought provoking history of an ongoing resource conflict and the evolution of thought on the value of nature.
Journal of Regional Science
Professor Booth's book is a must read for those interested in the gestation of the conflict as well as the development of the forest products industry in the Pacific Northwest. . . . Booth, a northwest native, describes the process of ecological succession of the forest areas of western Oregon and Washington, so that even a rank amateur could comprehend the process . . .The book is a thought provoking history of an ongoing resource conflict and the evolution of thought on the value of nature.
Growth and Change
Readers who are interested in the cost benefit/moral duty debate or who have an interest in old growth forest in the Pacific Northwest in particular will find this a useful book.
Choice
A balanced treatment of a very timely topic . . . for upper-division undergraduates, graduates, and faculty in disciplines ranging from US history to philosophy to forest policy. All levels.
John M. Gowdy
A masterful presentation of the ecological and socioeconomic history of Northwest forests. . . . just the sort of analysis needed to broaden the scope of economics beyond simple cost-benefit calculations. . . . an excellent supplement for a course in resource economics or environmental ethics.
CHOICE
A balanced treatment of a very timely topic . . . for upper-division undergraduates, graduates, and faculty in disciplines ranging from US history to philosophy to forest policy. All levels.
Growth and Change: A Journal of Urban and Regional Policy
Readers who are interested in the cost benefit/moral duty debate or who have an interest in old growth forest in the Pacific Northwest in particular will find this a useful book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847678594
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/04/1993
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1630L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Douglas E. Booth is retired associate professor of economics at Marquette University and a founding board member of the Driftless Area Land Conservancy.

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