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Valuing The Earth

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Environmental Ethics And The Global Marketplace

Author : Dorinda G. Dallmeyer
ISBN : 082032003X
Genre : Business & Economics
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The global market is the largest and most powerful socioeconomic institution on the planet, and as such it demands that those who desire to benefit from it or those who seek to regulate it realize the economic and environmental consequences of their actions. The contributors to Environmental Ethics and the Global Marketplace argue that the health of the environment is inextricably linked to the health of the economy, and economic strength depends on the preservation of environmental values. Ultimately, economic and environmental sciences must merge more completely if we are to arrive at ethically justified principles as the basis for national and international environmental policy process, enabling environmental ethics to move beyond academic venues into domestic and international decision making.

Principles Of Environmental Economics

Author : Ahmed Hussen
ISBN : 9781134476459
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Can economic growth be environmentally sustainable? This crucial question goes right to the heart of environmental economics and is a matter of increasing concern globally. The first edition of this popular title was the first introductory textbook in environmental economics that truly attempted to integrate economics with not only the environment but also ecology. This new version builds and improves upon the popular formula with new material, new examples, new pedagogical features and new questions for discussion. With international case-studies and examples, this book will prove an excellent choice for introducing both students and other academics to the world of environmental economics.

Second Nature

Author : Jonathan Balcombe
ISBN : 0230109268
Genre : Science
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For centuries we believed that humans were the only ones that mattered. The idea that animals had feelings was either dismissed or considered heresy. Today, that's all changing. New scientific studies of animal behavior reveal perceptions, intelligences, awareness and social skills that would have been deemed fantasy a generation ago. The implications make our troubled relationship to animals one of the most pressing moral issues of our time. Jonathan Balcombe, animal behaviorist and author of the critically acclaimed Pleasurable Kingdom, draws on the latest research, observational studies and personal anecdotes to reveal the full gamut of animal experience—from emotions, to problem solving, to moral judgment. Balcombe challenges the widely held idea that nature is red in tooth and claw, highlighting animal traits we have disregarded until now: their nuanced understanding of social dynamics, their consideration for others, and their strong tendency to avoid violent conflict. Did you know that dogs recognize unfairness and that rats practice random acts of kindness? Did you know that chimpanzees can trounce humans in short-term memory games? Or that fishes distinguish good guys from cheaters, and that birds are susceptible to mood swings such as depression and optimism? With vivid stories and entertaining anecdotes, Balcombe gives the human pedestal a strong shake while opening the door into the inner lives of the animals themselves.

The Earthscan Reader In Sustainable Consumption

Author : Tim Jackson
ISBN : 1844071650
Genre : Business & Economics
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From technology to financing issues, Renewable Energyoffers a comprehensive and authoritative review of the determining factors that drive worldwide dissemination of renewable energy technologies. With a clear emphasis on policy and action, contri

From Naked Ape To Superspecies

Author : David Suzuki
ISBN : 9781926685199
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For millennia, we lived in harmony with the Earth, taking only what we required to survive. But in just the past few centuries, we have used our powers to satisfy our obsession with consumption and new technology, without regard for the consequences. And in doing so, we have exploited our surroundings on an unprecedented scale. In this revised and updated edition of From Naked Ape to Superspecies, David Suzuki and Holly Dressel lucidly describe how we have evolved beyond our needs, trampling other species, believing that we can make the Earth work the way we want it to. And they introduce us to the people who are fighting back, those who are resisting the inexorable advance of the "global economy" juggernaut, the people whose voices are difficult to hear over the din of corporate public relations machines. We learn about how human arrogance—demonstrated by our disregard for the small and microscopic species that constitute the Earth’s engine and our reckless use of technological inventions like powerful herbicides or genetically engineered crops—is threatening the health of our children and the safety of our food supply.

Conservation Biology

Author : Fred Van Dyke
ISBN : 0072397705
Genre : Nature
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This first edition takes a contemporary, interdisciplinary approach to conservation biology and features vivid illustrations, an engaging writing style, and succinct coverage of the key principles governing conservation. Conservation Biology focuses on the preservation of worldwide biodiversity through the conservation of habitats and restoration of ecosystems. This text is designed for undergraduates at the junior and senior level, especially those with strong backgrounds in biology. It assumes a basic knowledge of cellular, organismal, and ecosystem functions and characteristics, complemented by a basic understanding of reproductive biology, including the characteristics of DNA and its replication and mutation. It is designed for a one-semester course.

Economics Entropy And The Environment

Author : Thomas Randolph Beard
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025120762
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'Georgesçu-Roegen was a truly great economist . . . This welcome exposition of his major ideas by Beard and Lozada should help economists understand Georgesçu, both the revolutionary boldness and originality of many of his ideas and the careful logic with which he developed them. I believe Beard and Lozada have done an excellent job, both of selection and of exposition . . . My hope is that this book will do for Georgesçu's ideas what Alvin Hansen did for the ideas of John Maynard Keynes with his A Guide to Keynes published back in 1953. In my view Georgesçu's intellectual contribution will be even greater than that of Keynes.' - from the foreword by Herman E. Daly, University of Maryland, US This extraordinary book provides a critical review of the work of Nicholas Georgesçu-Roegen in conventional economics, environmental economics and methodology. Particular attention is paid to the role of thermodynamics in Georgesçu-Roegen's economics.

Economic Growth And Valuation Of The Environment

Author : Ekko Ierland
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025750493
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The debate on the valuation of nature and the environment, sustainable national income and economic growth is one of prime importance in environmental economics. Economic Growth and Valuation of the Environment deals with the fundamental approaches to calculating sustainable national income and their implications for the valuation of the environment. Leading economists present their views on how the UN system of national accounts could be adjusted to include environmental impacts and the depletion of natural resources. the discussion centres on the appropriateness of national income as an indicator for welfare, and specific attention is paid to the question of how to value changes in environmental quality or emissions of pollutants.

Ethics Economics And International Relations

Author : Peter G. Brown
ISBN : UCSC:32106019494332
Genre : Distributive justice
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'A pioneering work in ethics and economics for the new global era raising all the hard questions that we need to think about in the coming decades, and proposing a radically new way of thinking about how the global community should function.'Peter Singer, IRA W. De Camp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University'One of those rare books whose every chapter is a source of both exhilaration and despair.'William E. Rees, University of British ColumbiaIn the first edition of this remarkable book Peter G. Brown identified three challenges that lay ahead of us:* to come up with an adequate account of our minimal obligations to each other, and to the rest of the natural order;* to redefine and reshape the institutions of economics, government, and civil society to reflect those obligations;* and to re-conceptualize and redirect relations between nations so as to foster those institutions and discharge those obligations.In this second edition he revisits and expands on those original ideas and draws some new, and innovative, conclusions that will redirect what we do and give substance and direction to the institutions that must be adopted if life is to flourish. Finding our historical attitude of 'full-human- use' toward the environment unsatisfactory, Brown offers an alternative: an 'all-species- use'. What he calls 'the commonwealth of life' and the acceptance of this reasoning has vital implications for all life that share this planet.

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