The Vulnerable Planet: A Short Economic History of the Environment / Edition 2

The Vulnerable Planet: A Short Economic History of the Environment / Edition 2

by John Bellamy Foster
     
 

ISBN-10: 158367019X

ISBN-13: 9781583670194

Pub. Date: 09/01/1999

Publisher: Monthly Review Press

With impressive historical and economic detail ranging from the industrial Revolution to modern imperialism, The Vulnerable Planet explores the reasons why a global economic system geared toward private profit has spelled vulnerability for the earth's fragile natural environment.. "Rejecting both individualistic solutions and policies that tinker at the margins, John…  See more details below

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With impressive historical and economic detail ranging from the industrial Revolution to modern imperialism, The Vulnerable Planet explores the reasons why a global economic system geared toward private profit has spelled vulnerability for the earth's fragile natural environment.. "Rejecting both individualistic solutions and policies that tinker at the margins, John Bellamy Foster calls for a fundamental reorganization of production on a social basis so as to make possible a sustainable and ecological economy.. "This revised edition includes a new afterword by the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583670194
Publisher:
Monthly Review Press
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Series:
Cornerstone Books Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
535,892
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface7
1The Ecological Crisis11
2Ecological Conditions Before the Industrial Revolution34
3The Environment at the Time of the Industrial Revolution50
4Expansion and Conservation69
5Imperialism and Ecology85
6The Vulnerable Planet108
7The Socialization of Nature125
Notes143
Index157

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