You Can't Eat GNP (Paperback)

Economics as if Ecology Mattered (A Merloyd Lawrence Book)

By Eric Davidson

Basic Books, 9780738204871, 272pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2001

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"In clear, measured prose Davidson lays out how the traditional tools of economics don't work when you are talking about concrete things like soil, forests, garbage."-Inc.Ecology and economics are not doomed to be adversaries. This lively and concise book presents the exciting new insights of environmental economics as well as the three fallacies of conventional economic analysis. You Can't Eat GNP offers a blueprint for a truly sustainable economy that recognizes the natural resources (like water, air, and soil) on which we ultimately depend.Eric A. Davidson, Ph.D., is a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center. His fieldwork takes him from the Brazilian Amazon to the re-growing forests of New England and he has conducted research at the University of California, Berkeley, and at the NASA Ames Research Center.A Merloyd Lawrence Book

About the Author

Eric A. Davidson, Ph.D. is a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center