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Economics and Ecology : United for a Sustainable World.

Author: Charles R Beaton; Chris Maser
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2011.
Series: Social Environmental Sustainability.
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The earth, our home, is in crisis. There are two sides to this crisis-our global economy, and its effect on the ecology of our home planet. Despite conventional thinking that typical monetary and fiscal manipulations will put us back on the path of economic growth, the reality is not that simple. Meanwhile, the natural environment is sending unmistakable warnings. Glaciers are melting; oceans are becoming  Read more...
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Beaton, Charles R.
Economics and Ecology : United for a Sustainable World.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles R Beaton; Chris Maser
ISBN: 9781439853108 143985310X
OCLC Number: 880903216
Description: 1 online resource (211 pages).
Contents: Front Cover; Contents; Series Editor Note; Preface; Acknowledgments; Authors; Introduction; Chapter 1 --
Methodological Overview; Chapter 2 --
Energy-The Critical Resource; Chapter 3 --
The Innate Nature of Economics; Chapter 4 --
Consumption Theory; Chapter 5 --
Production; Chapter 6 --
Externalities; Chapter 7 --
Distribution; Chapter 8 --
Macroeconomics-Is It Still Helpful in an Age of Scarcity?; Chapter 9 --
The Meaning of Social-Environmental Sustainability; Chapter 10 --
Imagining the Ideal World; Chapter 11 --
Counsel for Getting There; Appendix; Back Cover.
Series Title: Social Environmental Sustainability.

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The earth, our home, is in crisis. There are two sides to this crisis-our global economy, and its effect on the ecology of our home planet. Despite conventional thinking that typical monetary and fiscal manipulations will put us back on the path of economic growth, the reality is not that simple. Meanwhile, the natural environment is sending unmistakable warnings. Glaciers are melting; oceans are becoming dangerously acidic; species and their ecological services are becoming extinct; and weather patterns are becoming increasingly severe and unpredictable each year. The stress on resource syste.

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