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Paradise for sale : a parable of nature

Author: Carl N McDaniel; John M Gowdy
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2000.
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The grim history of Nauru Island, a small speck in the Pacific Ocean halfway between Hawaii and Australia, represents a larger story of environmental degradation and economic dysfunction. For more than 2,000 years traditional Nauruans, isolated from the rest of the world, lived in social and ecological stability.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McDaniel, Carl N., 1942-
Paradise for sale.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2000
(DLC) 99012829
(OCoLC)40776718
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carl N McDaniel; John M Gowdy
ISBN: 9780520924451 0520924452 0585274347 9780585274348
OCLC Number: 45731043
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 225 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Ch. 1. A Pleasant Island --
Ch. 2. Progress Comes to Nauru --
Ch. 3. Nauru's Shadow --
Ch. 4. Living the Myths --
Ch. 5. Science as Story --
Ch. 6. To Love a Cockroach --
Ch. 7. The Market: Master or Servant? --
Ch. 8. The Chimera of Reality.
Responsibility: Carl N. McDaniel and John M. Gowdy.
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The grim history of Nauru Island, a small speck in the Pacific Ocean halfway between Hawaii and Australia, represents a larger story of environmental degradation and economic dysfunction. For more than 2,000 years traditional Nauruans, isolated from the rest of the world, lived in social and ecological stability.

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