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Resource efficiency complexity and the commons : the paracommons and paradoxes of natural resource losses, wastes and wastages

Author: Bruce A Lankford
Publisher: London : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2013.
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The efficient use of natural resources is key to a sustainable economy, and yet the complexities of the physical aspects of resource efficiency are poorly understood. In this challenging book, the author proposes a major advance in our understanding of this topic by analysing resource efficiency and efficiency gains from the perspective of common pool resources, applying this idea particularly to water resources and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lankford, Bruce A.
Resource efficiency complexity and the commons.
London : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce A Lankford
ISBN: 9781134079315 1134079311 1299846750 9781299846753 9780415828468 0415828465 9780203520888 0203520882
OCLC Number: 858229575
Description: 1 online resource (249 pages)
Contents: 1. A Preliminary Explanation of the Paracommons 2. Main Introduction and the Scope of the Book 3. On Resource Efficiency; Multiple Views 4. A Framework of Resource Efficiency Complexity 5. The Liminal Paracommons - Efficiency and Transition 6. Distinctions Between the Commons and Paracommons 7. Significances and Applications of the Paracommons 8. Conclusions
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The efficient use of natural resources is key to a sustainable economy, and yet the complexities of the physical aspects of resource efficiency are poorly understood. In this challenging book, the author proposes a major advance in our understanding of this topic by analysing resource efficiency and efficiency gains from the perspective of common pool resources, applying this idea particularly to water resources and its use in irrigated agriculture. The author proposes a novel concept of ""the paracommons"", through which the savings of increased resource efficiency can be viewed. In effec.

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