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Living within limits : ecology, economics, and population taboos

Author: Garrett Hardin
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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In Living Within Limits, Hardin focuses on the neglected problem of overpopulation, making a forceful case for dramatically changing the way we live in and manage our world.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Garrett Hardin
ISBN: 0195093852 9780195093858
OCLC Number: 34457668
Description: x, 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 Entangling Alliances ; 1. The Challenge of Limits ; 2. Overpopulation: Escape to the Stars? ; 3. Uneasy Litter Mates: Population and Progress ; 4. Population Theory: Academia's Stepchild ; 5. Default Status: making Sense of the World ; 6. The Ambivalent Triumph of Optimism ; 7. Cowboy Economics versus Spaceship Ecology ; 8. Growth: Real and Spurious ; 9. Exponential Growth of Populations ; 10. What Malthus Missed ; 11. The Demostat ; 12. Generating the Future ; 13. Limits: A Constrained View ; 14. From Jevons's Coal to Hubbert's Pimple ; Part 2 Lookin for the Bluebird ; 15. Nuclear Power: A Nonsolution ; 16. Trying to Escape Malthus ; 17. The Benign Demographic Transition ; Part 3 Biting the Bullet ; 18. Making Room for Human Will ; 19. Major Default Positions of Human Biology ; 20. Carrying Capacity ; 21. The Global Pillage: Consequences of Unmanaged Commons ; 22. Discriminating Altruisms ; 23. The Double C-Double P Game ; 24. Birth Control versus Population Control ; 25. Population Control: Natural versus Human ; 26. The Necessity of Immigration Control ; 27. Recapitulation and a Look Ahead ; Notes and References ; Index
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This book tackles the problem of overpopulation with an honesty and fearlessness that is unrivalled. Hardin suggests radical approaches to overpopulation and considers the consequences. This book is  Read more...

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