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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:   eBook : Document : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Population is a prominent topic of debate following the world conference at the end of last year. This book tackles the problem of overpopulation with an honesty and fearlessness that is unrivalled, and makes a forceful case for dramatically changing the way we live in, and manage, our world. Hardin suggests radical approaches to overpopulation and points out that the choices are hard, but we must not be afraid to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hardin, Garrett James, 1915-2003.
Living within limits.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1995, ©1993
(OCoLC)34457668
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Garrett Hardin
ISBN: 0585111758 9780585111759 1280442026 9781280442025 0199879559 9780199879557 1602560234 9781602560239 0197560717 9780197560716
OCLC Number: 43476271
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 339 pages) : illustrations
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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