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The myth of resource efficiency : the Jevons Paradox

Author: John M Polimeni
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2009.
Series: Earthscan research editions
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'The Jevons Paradox', which was first expressed in 1865 by William Stanley Jevons in relation to use of coal, states that an increase in efficiency in using a resource leads to increased use of that resource rather than to a reduction. This book provides a historical overview of the Jevons Paradox.
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Named Person: William Stanley Jevons
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M Polimeni
ISBN: 9781844078134 1844078132
OCLC Number: 317750020
Notes: Revised edition of: The Jevons Paradox and the myth of resource efficiency improvements. 2008.
Description: xvi, 184 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword by Joseph A. Tainter * Introduction * Historical Overview of the Jevons Paradox in the Literature * The Jevons Paradox: The Evolution of Complex Adaptive Systems and the Challenge for Scientific Analysis * Empirical Evidence for the Jevons Paradox * Conclusion * Index
Series Title: Earthscan research editions
Other Titles: Jevons paradox and the myth of resource efficiency improvements.
Responsibility: John M. Polimeni [and others].
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