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You Can't Eat Gnp: Economics As If Ecology Mattered

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"In clear, measured prose Davidson lays out how the traditional tools of economics don't work when you are talking about concrete things like soil, forests, garbage."-Inc.Ecology and economics are not doomed to be adversaries. This lively and concise book presents the exciting new insights of environmental economics as well as the three fallacies of conventional economic analysis. You Can't Eat GNP offers a blueprint for a truly sustainable economy that recognizes the natural resources (like water, air, and soil) on which we ultimately ...

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Overview

"In clear, measured prose Davidson lays out how the traditional tools of economics don't work when you are talking about concrete things like soil, forests, garbage."-Inc.Ecology and economics are not doomed to be adversaries. This lively and concise book presents the exciting new insights of environmental economics as well as the three fallacies of conventional economic analysis. You Can't Eat GNP offers a blueprint for a truly sustainable economy that recognizes the natural resources (like water, air, and soil) on which we ultimately depend.Eric A. Davidson, Ph.D., is a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center. His fieldwork takes him from the Brazilian Amazon to the re-growing forests of New England and he has conducted research at the University of California, Berkeley, and at the NASA Ames Research Center.A Merloyd Lawrence Book

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Thomas E. Lovejoy
A wonderful book: an engaging guide both to the flawed connection between current economics and the environment, as well as how they would work in a sustainable world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738204871
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Series: A Merloyd Lawrence Book Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

George M. Woodwell, Ph.D., the internationally renowned ecologist, is founder and president of the Woods Hole Research Center.

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