Contains reprints of 43 excerpts and articles published between 1955
and 1995. Contributions include Kenneth Boulding's classic, "The
Economics of Coming Spaceship Earth" (1966), Herman E. Daly's
"Allocation, Distribution, and Scale: Towards an Economics that is
Efficient, Just, and Sustainable" (1992), and Charles Perring's
"Conservation of Mass and Instability in a Dynamic
Economy-Environment System" (1986). Six sections cover historical
roots and motivations; basic organizing principles of ecological
economics; material and energy flows in ecological and economic
systems: theory and applications; accounting for natural capital,
ecological limits and sustainable scale; valuation of ecological
services; and integrated ecological economic modelling and
assessment. No index.
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