skip to content
Scarcity and frontiers : how economies have developed through natural resource exploitation Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Scarcity and frontiers : how economies have developed through natural resource exploitation

Author: Edward Barbier
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Throughout much of history, a critical driving force behind global economic development has been the response of society to the scarcity of key natural resources. Increasing scarcity raises the cost of exploiting existing natural resources and creates incentives in all economies to innovate and conserve more of these resources. However, economies have also responded to increasing scarcity by obtaining and  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Barbier
ISBN: 9780521877732 0521877733 9780521701655 0521701651
OCLC Number: 659413089
Description: xviii, 748 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : scarcity and frontiers --
The agricultural transition (from 10,000 BC to 3000 BC) --
The rise of cities (from 3000 BC to 1000 AD) --
The emergence of the world economy (from 1000 to 1500) --
Global frontiers and the rise of Western Europe (from 1500 to 1914) --
The Atlantic economy triangular trade (from 1500 to 1860) --
The golden age of resource-based development (from 1870 to 1914) --
The age of dislocation (from 1914 to 1950) --
The contemporary era (from 1950 to the present) --
Epilogue : the age of ecological scarcity?
Responsibility: Edward B. Barbier.
More information:

Abstract:

A fascinating account of the contribution that natural resource exploitation has made to economic development in world history.  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

'In his masterly and timely book, Ed Barbier rescues the resource endowment from its surprisingly passive role in development economics. He details the succession of natural resources which Bagehot's Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/659413089> # Scarcity and frontiers : how economies have developed through natural resource exploitation
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "659413089" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794362562#Place/cambridge_uk> ; # Cambridge, UK
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/901785> ; # Economic development
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794362562#Topic/developpement_economique_ressources_naturelles_exploitation_origines_21e_s_debut> ; # développement économique--ressources naturelles--exploitation--origines--21e s. (début)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794362562#Topic/jordbruk_ekonomiska_aspekter_historia> ; # Jordbruk--ekonomiska aspekter--historia
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794362562#Topic/economie_rarete_ressources_naturelles> ; # économie--rareté--ressources naturelles
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794362562#Topic/naturliche_ressourcen> ; # Natürliche Ressourcen
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1106535> ; # Scarcity
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/333.7/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794362562#Topic/agriculture_economic_aspects_history> ; # Agriculture--Economic aspects--History
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794362562#Topic/naturresurser> ; # Naturresurser
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794362562#Topic/ausbeutung> ; # Ausbeutung
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/801415> ; # Agriculture--Economic aspects
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794362562#Topic/wirtschaftswachstum> ; # Wirtschaftswachstum
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794362562#Topic/wirtschaftsentwicklung> ; # Wirtschaftsentwicklung
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794362562#Topic/entwicklung> ; # Entwicklung
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794362562#Topic/ressourcenokonomie> ; # Ressourcenökonomie
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1034403> ; # Natural resources
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794362562#Topic/rohstoff> ; # Rohstoff
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/111120490> ; # Edward Barbier
   schema:datePublished "2011" ;
   schema:description "Introduction : scarcity and frontiers -- The agricultural transition (from 10,000 BC to 3000 BC) -- The rise of cities (from 3000 BC to 1000 AD) -- The emergence of the world economy (from 1000 to 1500) -- Global frontiers and the rise of Western Europe (from 1500 to 1914) -- The Atlantic economy triangular trade (from 1500 to 1860) -- The golden age of resource-based development (from 1870 to 1914) -- The age of dislocation (from 1914 to 1950) -- The contemporary era (from 1950 to the present) -- Epilogue : the age of ecological scarcity?"@en ;
   schema:description ""Throughout much of history, a critical driving force behind global economic development has been the response of society to the scarcity of key natural resources. Increasing scarcity raises the cost of exploiting existing natural resources and creates incentives in all economies to innovate and conserve more of these resources. However, economies have also responded to increasing scarcity by obtaining and developing more of these resources. Since the agricultural transition over 12,000 years ago, this exploitation of new 'frontiers' has often proved to be a pivotal human response to natural resource scarcity. This book provides a fascinating account of the contribution that natural resource exploitation has made to economic development in key eras of world history. This not only fills an important gap in the literature on economic history but also shows how we can draw lessons from these past epochs for attaining sustainable economic development in the world today"--"@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/794362562> ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:image <http://assets.cambridge.org/97805218/77732/cover/9780521877732.jpg> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Scarcity and frontiers : how economies have developed through natural resource exploitation"@en ;
   schema:productID "659413089" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/659413089#PublicationEvent/cambridge_uk_new_york_cambridge_university_press_2011> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794362562#Agent/cambridge_university_press> ; # Cambridge University Press
   schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1012/2010035574-t.html> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780521701655> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780521877732> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/659413089> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794362562#Agent/cambridge_university_press> # Cambridge University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Cambridge University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794362562#Topic/developpement_economique_ressources_naturelles_exploitation_origines_21e_s_debut> # développement économique--ressources naturelles--exploitation--origines--21e s. (début)
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "développement économique--ressources naturelles--exploitation--origines--21e s. (début)"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794362562#Topic/economie_rarete_ressources_naturelles> # économie--rareté--ressources naturelles
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "économie--rareté--ressources naturelles"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794362562#Topic/jordbruk_ekonomiska_aspekter_historia> # Jordbruk--ekonomiska aspekter--historia
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Jordbruk--ekonomiska aspekter--historia"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794362562#Topic/naturliche_ressourcen> # Natürliche Ressourcen
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Natürliche Ressourcen"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794362562#Topic/ressourcenokonomie> # Ressourcenökonomie
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Ressourcenökonomie"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794362562#Topic/wirtschaftsentwicklung> # Wirtschaftsentwicklung
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Wirtschaftsentwicklung"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794362562#Topic/wirtschaftswachstum> # Wirtschaftswachstum
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Wirtschaftswachstum"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1034403> # Natural resources
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Natural resources"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1106535> # Scarcity
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Scarcity"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/801415> # Agriculture--Economic aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Agriculture--Economic aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/901785> # Economic development
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Economic development"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/111120490> # Edward Barbier
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1957" ;
   schema:familyName "Barbier" ;
   schema:givenName "Edward" ;
   schema:name "Edward Barbier" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780521701655>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0521701651" ;
   schema:isbn "9780521701655" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780521877732>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0521877733" ;
   schema:isbn "9780521877732" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/659413089>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
   schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/659413089> ; # Scarcity and frontiers : how economies have developed through natural resource exploitation
   schema:dateModified "2017-12-23" ;
   void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.