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The ultimate resource 2

Author: Julian Lincoln Simon
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1998, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Rev. ed.View all editions and formats
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Presents a concise theory for the observed trends: population growth and increased income put pressure on supplies of resources. This book tackles issues such as the supposed rate of species  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Lincoln Simon
ISBN: 0691003815 9780691003818 0691042691 9780691042695
OCLC Number: 39842255
Notes: Rev. ed. of: The ultimate resource by Julian L. Simon, published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1981.
Description: xliii, 734 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. TOWARD OUR BEAUTIFUL RESOURCE FUTURE: The amazing theory of raw-material scarcity --
Why are material-technical resource forecasts so often wrong? --
Can the supply of natural resources, especially energy, really be infinite? Yes! --
The grand theory --
Famine 1995? or 2025? or 1975? --
What are the limits on food production? --
The worldwide food situation now: shortage crises, glut crises, and government --
Are we losing ground? --
Two bogeymen: urban sprawl and soil erosion --
Water, wood, wetlands--and what next? --
When will we run out of oil? Never! --
Today's energy issues --
Nuclear power: tomorrow's greatest energy opportunity --
A dying planet? how the media have scared the public --
The peculiar theory of pollution --
Whither the history of pollution? --
Pollution today: specific trends & issues --
Bad environmental and resource scares --
Will our consumer wastes bury us? --
Should we conserve resources for others' sakes? What kinds of resources need conservation? --
Coercive recycling, forced conservation, and free-market alternatives. II. POPULATION GROWTH'S EFFECT UPON OUR RESOURCES AND LIVING STANDARDS: Standing room only? the demographic facts --
What will future population growth be? --
Do humans breed like flies? or like Norwegian rats? --
Population growth and the stock of capital --
Population's effects on technology and productivity --
Economies of scope and education --
Population growth, natural resources, and future generations --
Population growth and land --
Are people an environmental pollution? --
Are humans causing species holocaust? --
A greater population does not damage health, or psychological and social well-being --
The big economic picture: population growth and living standards in MDCs --
LDCs --
III. BEYOND THE DATA: How the comparisons people make affect their beliefs about whether things are getting better or worse --
The rhetoric of population control: does the end justify the means? --
The reasoning behind the rhetoric --
Ultimately, what are your values? --
The key values.
Other Titles: Ultimate resource two
Responsibility: Julian L. Simon.

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