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Living within Limits : Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos.

Author: Garrett Hardin
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We fail to mandate economic sanity, writes Garrett Hardin, "because our brains are addled by ... compassion." With such startling assertions, Hardin has cut a swathe through the field of ecology for decades, winning a reputation as a fearless and original thinker. A prominent biologist, ecological philosopher, and keen student of human population control, Hardin now offers the finest summation of his work to date,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Garrett Hardin
ISBN: 9780198024033 0198024037 9781602560239 1602560234 1280442026 9781280442025
OCLC Number: 475955622
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (350 pages)
Contents: 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; 15. Nuclear Power: A Nonsolution; 16. Trying to Escape Malthus.

Abstract:

We fail to mandate economic sanity, writes Garrett Hardin, "because our brains are addled by ... compassion." With such startling assertions, Hardin has cut a swathe through the field of ecology for decades, winning a reputation as a fearless and original thinker. A prominent biologist, ecological philosopher, and keen student of human population control, Hardin now offers the finest summation of his work to date, with an eloquent argument for accepting the limits of the earth's resources--and the hard choices we must make to live within them. In Living Within Limits, Hardin focuses on the negle.

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