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The Wealth Of Nature

Author : Donald Worster
ISBN : 0198023944
Genre : Social Science
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Hailed as "one of the most eminent environmental historians of the West" by Alan Brinkley in The New York Times Book Review, Donald Worster has been a leader in reshaping the study of American history. Winner of the prestigious Bancroft Prize for his book Dust Bowl, Worster has helped bring humanity's interaction with nature to the forefront of historical thinking. Now, in The Wealth of Nature, he offers a series of thoughtful, eloquent essays which lay out his views on environmental history, tying the study of the past to today's agenda for change. The Wealth of Nature captures the fruit of what Worster calls "my own intellectual turning to the land." History, he writes, represents a dialogue between humanity and nature--though it is usually reported as if it were simple dictation. Worster takes as his point of departure the approach expressed early on by Aldo Leopold, who stresses the importance of nature in determining human history; Leopold pointed out that the spread of bluegrass in Kentucky, for instance, created new pastures and fed the rush of American settlers across the Appalachians, which affected the contest between Britain, France, and the U.S. for control of the area. Worster's own work offers an even more subtly textured understanding, noting in this example, for instance, that bluegrass itself was an import from the Old World which supplanted native vegetation--a form of "environmental imperialism." He ranges across such areas as agriculture, water development, and other questions, examining them as environmental issues, showing how they have affected--and continue to affect--human settlement. Environmental history, he argues, is not simply the history of rural and wilderness areas; cities clearly have a tremendous impact on the land, on which they depend for their existence. He argues for a comprehensive approach to understanding our past as well as our present in environmental terms. "Nostalgia runs all through this society," Worster writes, "fortunately, for it may be our only hope of salvation." These reflective and engaging essays capture the fascination of environmental history--and the beauty of nature lost or endangered--underscoring the importance of intelligent action in the present.

The Wealth Of Nature

Author : Jeffrey A. McNeely
ISBN : 0984168605
Genre : Nature
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What makes our planet's natural treasures worth saving, and why should we care? With hundreds of stunning full-color photographs and more than twenty essays from some of the world's most respected scientists, this latest publication in the CEMEX Conservation Book Series aims to provide some of these answers. With scientific analyses, The Wealth of Nature offers a detailed explanation of the various ecosystem services that support and regulate all natural processes on Earth. It also provides cultural context for how these services are vital for our existence and why their futures—and ours—are at risk. The Wealth of Nature maps out the state of our global resources and clarifies the choices that lay before us. It is within our grasp to adapt to the conditions we have created and to mitigate our impact on the future, but the window of opportunity is closing. Take a moment and come and see the award-winning nature photographers capture Earth's intricate web of life and the solutions we are working toward.

The Wealth Of Nature

Author : Robert Nadeau
ISBN : 0231127987
Genre : Business & Economics
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In this hard-hitting book, Nadeau claims that to avoid the prospect of large-scale irreversible damage to the global environment, society has only one option: they must displace neoclassical economic theory with an environmentally responsible economic theory.

The Wealth Of Nature

Author : John Michael Greer
ISBN : 9780865716735
Genre : Business & Economics
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Nature-centered economics for the age of peak oil

A History Of Natural Resources In Asia

Author : G. Bankoff
ISBN : 9780230607538
Genre : Political Science
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Much has been written about the wealth of nations, the history of unequal distribution and zones of affluence and deprivation within and between societies. This book explores why some Asian nations are more prosperous than others through an examination of how their interaction with and utilization of resources has changed over the centuries.

The Wealth Of Nature

Author : John Montgomery
ISBN : OCLC:499140956
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An Inquiry Into The Nature And Causes Of The Wealth Of Nations

Author : Adam Smith
ISBN : OXFORD:N13242571
Genre : Economics
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An Inquiry Into The Nature And Causes Of The Wealth Of Nations With Notes And An Additional Vol By D Buchanan

Author : Adam Smith
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An Inquiry Into The Nature And Causes Of The Wealth Of Nations

Author : Adam Smith
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An Inquiry Into The Nature And Causes Of The Wealth Of Nations With A Life Of The Author

Author : Adam Smith
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