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Ecological Economics : an Introduction.

Author: Gareth Edwards-Jones; Ben Davies; Salman S Hussain
Publisher: Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
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Ecological economics is an exciting interdisciplinary field of study that combines insights from the natural sciences, economics, philosophy and other fields to develop innovative approaches to environmental problems. It draws on a wide range of analytical perspectives, some radical others more conventional, to build a more complete understanding of human-ecosystem interactions. Current research in the field  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gareth Edwards-Jones; Ben Davies; Salman S Hussain
ISBN: 9781444311389 1444311387 1282117629 9781282117624
OCLC Number: 476272205
Description: 1 online resource (274 pages)
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Preface --
Part 1 Foundations for Ecological Economics --
1 Introduction --
2 A Brief History of Ecological Economic Thought --
3 Economic Principles for Non-Economists --
4 Ethics and Environmental Philosophy --
Part 2 Value and Valuation Tools --
5 The Concept of Value --
6 The Economic Approach to Environmental Valuation --
7 The Ecological Approach to Environmental Evaluation --
Part 3 Frameworks for Decision-Making --
8 Cost 8211;Bene 8226;t Analysis --
9 Environmental Impact Assessment --
10 Multicriteria Appraisal --
11 National Income Accounting --
Part 4 Applications: Theory and Practice --
12 Resource Harvesting --
13 Nature Conservation --
14 Pollution and Waste --
References --
Index.

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Ecological economics is an exciting interdisciplinary field of study that combines insights from the natural sciences, economics, philosophy and other fields to develop innovative approaches to environmental problems. It draws on a wide range of analytical perspectives, some radical others more conventional, to build a more complete understanding of human-ecosystem interactions. Current research in the field includes work on nature conservation, land use planning, pollution control, natural resource management, and environmental impact assessment/evaluation. Ecological Economics provides a com.

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