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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

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
Responsibility: Garrett Hardin.


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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