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- DescriptionThis volume combines ecomics and ecology in a penetrating examination of the natural resources and environmental issues arising from ecomic growth, development, and change. The author focuses particular attention on the environmental consequences of ecomic change and argues that the management and conservation of biological resources is a requirement for sustainable ecomic growth. By setting traditional ecomic issues within their wider environmental context and covering issues t ordinarily addressed by ecomists, Tisdell offers an important new perspective on the problem of resource scarcity. He examines the two conflicting viewpoints on the magnitude of the problem--those who argue that techlogical progress will make scarcity of natural resources less important and those who argue that ecomic growth can only be expected to intensify scarcity--suggesting a reasonable course of action that will allow acceptable levels of ecomic growth while protecting important natural resources. Tisdell's work will be useful both as a supplementary text for courses in development or environmental ecomics and as recommended reading in biology, environmental studies, and ecology programs. Following an introduction which covers basic issues in resource scarcity, along with growth and development, the author addresses the major ecomic, ethical, and ecological issues involved in the conservation of biological resources. He goes on to examine concepts and changing views of sustainable ecomic growth, production, and development. Subsequent chapters explore such topics as conservation in less developed countries and the ecomic pressures that hinder conservation efforts, differing views on depletable resources as limits to growth, rural-urban migration and its effects on labor allocation, and foreign assistance to resource-poor developing countries. A case study of wildlife on New Zealand's Otago Peninsula is particularly useful in illustrating the ecomics of biological conservation. Throughout, Tisdell concentrates on providing a reasoned, balanced assessment of the impact of ecomic growth and change on the natural environment that will be an important resource for proponents on both sides of the environment versus development debate.
- Author BiographyCLEMENT A. TISDELL is Professor of Economics at the University of Queensland, Australia and the author of numerous books and articles on economic, development and environmental subjects.
- Author(s)Clement A. Tisdell
- Date of Publication18/09/1990
- SubjectEnvironment & Planning
- Place of PublicationWestport
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPraeger Publishers Inc
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight410 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
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