Paradise for Sale: A Parable of Nature

[Carl N. McDaniel, John M. Gowdy] Ä Paradise for Sale: A Parable of Nature µ Download Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. Paradise for Sale: A Parable of Nature The grim history of Nauru Island, a small speck in the Pacific Ocean halfway between Hawaii and Australia, represents a larger story of environmental degradation and economic dysfunction. At the same time, Nauru became 80 percent mined-out ruins that contain severely impoverished biological communities of little value in supporting human habitation.This sad tale highlights the dire consequences of a free-market economy, a system in direct conflict with sustaining the environment. In presenting e

Paradise for Sale: A Parable of Nature

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Rating : 4.48 (794 Votes)
Asin : 0520222296
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 239 Pages
Publish Date : 2017-05-12
Language : English

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McDaniel is Professor of Biology and Director of Undergraduate Environmental Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Carl N. program in Ecological Economics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is editor of Limited Wants, Limited Means (1997).. Gowdy is Professor of Economics and Director of the Ph.D. John M

"Paradise is the world, and it has already beed sold." according to neverpostyourname. Nauru's "surrogate globe" status is more than applicable when analysed in conjunction with the forces of conventional economic globalisation. Furthermore, "Limits to Growth" did not predict living in caves in the near future, actually. "Paradise for Sale" certainly discusses proper causes and effects, and accordingl. The World Writ Small The story of Nauru may well be the story of the modern world writ small and fast! In `Paradise for Sale' Carl McDaniel and John Gowdy trace the history of Nauru, a tiny south-Pacific island, to explore how and why so-called `modern' humans come invariably to live beyond the means of nature and seem blinded to the wa. Read this book. Tell your friends to read this book. Chris Bystroff The world is in the middle of a human-caused mass extinction of species. We are gobbling up the planet like there's no tomorrow, and that will be the case unless we stop now and totally re-evaluate our way of life. What can we do to avoid the inevitable global crisis that will follow the destruction of our natural r

This is an exquisite tale with significance for our time."--"Choice . The larger question, of course, is not the fate of a small island, where quick profits led to long-term crisis, but whether Nauru's experience is an indicator for the future of a small planet. "A compelling study of an island and a culture

The grim history of Nauru Island, a small speck in the Pacific Ocean halfway between Hawaii and Australia, represents a larger story of environmental degradation and economic dysfunction. At the same time, Nauru became 80 percent mined-out ruins that contain severely impoverished biological communities of little value in supporting human habitation.This sad tale highlights the dire consequences of a free-market economy, a system in direct conflict with sustaining the environment. In presenting evidence for the current mass extinction, the authors argue that we cannot expect to preserve biodiversity or support sustainable habitation, because our economic operating principles are incompatible with these activities.. In 1968 Nauruans regained rule of their island and immediatel