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The logic of sufficiency

Author: Thomas Princen
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, ©2005.
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Builds sufficiency as a principle for sustainability with concepts and case studies and shows how seeking enough when more is possible is intuitive, rational and ethical.-publisher description.
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Princen, Thomas, 1951-
Logic of sufficiency.
Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607657184
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Princen
ISBN: 0262162326 9780262162326 026266190X 9780262661904
OCLC Number: 57625713
Description: xvi, 401 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: I. The idea of sufficiency --
Sufficiency in principle --
Ecological rationality : management and self-management in an ecologically constrained world --
Efficiency : a brief and curious history --
Whose ratios? : from technic to rhetoric --
Enough work, enough consumption --
II. Sufficiency on the ground --
The Pacific Lumber Company : the evolution of an idea --
Monhegan Lobstering : self-management meets co-management --
Toronto Island : resisting automobility --
Making ecological sense.
Responsibility: Thomas Princen.

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A "detailed and engaging history of the efficiency principle and its role in supporting the paradigm of unlimited economic growth." Robert Costanza Nature "...an admirable and timely book... a Read more...

 
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