Human Ecology, Human Economy (häftad)
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Allen & Unwin
Diesendorf, Mark (Senior Lecturer (introd.)/Hamilton, Clive (introd.)/Diesendorf, Mark (Senior Lecturer (introd.)/Hamilton, Clive (introd.)
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Human Ecology, Human Economy (häftad)

Human Ecology, Human Economy

Ideas for an Ecologically Sustainable Future

Häftad Engelska, 1997-03-01


'A brilliant synthesis of ecology and economics that provides a sure guide to a sustainable future. It is a must for all environmentalists and economists.'Charles Birch'Written by an impressive list of experts across a number of disciplines, this readable text provides not only analysis but vigorous criticism-and answers.'Robyn Williams'This book is such a useful guide to responsible decision-making that it should be supplied in bulk to senior government officials and managers in the private sector.'Ian Lowe'This is a fine contribution to ecological economics coming from Australia, and of interest worldwide.'Herman E DalyHuman well-being is wholly dependent upon the continued good health of the Earth s ecosystems. Human behaviour as it interacts with the biophysical environment is enormously complex, as governments (and individuals) who must make decisions about resource use are becoming increasingly aware. Human Ecology, Human Economy provides the basic concepts and tools for understanding how to analyse that interaction.The book is designed to be used as a text for undergraduate and graduate students in environmental studies, human and social ecology, ecological economics, futures studies, and science and technology studies. It is also intended for interested members of the public and for policy-makers working on environmental issues, especially where these intersect with economic policy.Human Ecology, Human Economy not only covers the basic concepts, but also moves to some of the frontiers of thinking in several case studies. It uses a problem and solution oriented approach which crosses disciplinary boundaries, drawing together elements from biology, economics, philosophy and political science.Professor Mark Diesendorf is Director of the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology, Sydney and Vice President of the Sustainable Energy Industries Council of Australia. Among the books he has edited are The Magic Bullet and Energy And People.Dr Clive Hamilton is Executive Director of the Australia Institute, Canberra and teaches in the Public Policy Program at the Australian National University. His books include Capitalist Industrialisation In Korea, The Mystic Economist and The Economic Dynamics Of Australian Industry.
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Mark Diesendorf is senior lecturer in the Human Ecology program at the Australian National University. Clive Hamilton is the Executive Director of the Australia Institute.


List of tablesList of figuresList of boxesContributorsAcknowledgementsIntroduction - Mark Diesendorf/Clive HamiltonPART 1 - BASIC CONCEPTS1 Humans in the biosphere - Stephen Boyden/Stephen Dovers2 Foundations of ecological economics - Clive Hamilton3 Principles of ecologically sustainable development - Mark Diesendorf4 Economic growth and human well-being - Steve Dodds5 Values and ethics - Janis Birkeland/Steve Dodds/Clive Hamilton6 Trade and the environment - Henry Leveson-GowerPART 2 - CASE STUDIES AND POLICY DIRECTIONS7 Soils and agriculture - Jim Derrick/Paul Dann8 Greenhouse response in the energy sector - Mark Diesendorf9 Impacts of energy use - Bent Sorensen10 Urban transport and urban form - Paul Mees11 The ecologically sustainable development process in Australia - Mark Diesendorf/Clive Hamilton12 Some path