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Sayre, Kenneth M., 1928-
Unearthed : the economic roots of our environmental crisis / Kenneth M. Sayre
Alternate Title Economic roots of our environmental crisis
Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  GE350 .S29 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Ecological engineering
Energy dissipation -- Environmental aspects
Entropy -- Environmental aspects
Economic development -- Environmental aspects
Energy conservation -- Philosophy
Energy consumption -- Philosophy
Physical Description xxiv, 414 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 385-407) and index
Contents Two laws of thermodynamics -- Entropy and disorder -- Life, negentropy, and biological feedback -- Ecosystems and top consumers -- Entropy trapped within the biosphere -- The rising tide of human energy use -- Economic production and its ecological consequences -- Technological solutions to ecological problems -- Replacing fossil fuel with clean energy -- History and theory of economic growth -- Why economic growth is considered a good thing -- Economics without continuing growth -- Desire for wealth in free-market economies -- Environmental and other ethics -- Typology of social values -- Ecologically destructive values -- Values for survival -- What can be done? What can one do?

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