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The Resource Scarcity and frontiers : how economies have developed through natural resource exploitation, Edward B. Barbier

Scarcity and frontiers : how economies have developed through natural resource exploitation, Edward B. Barbier

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Scarcity and frontiers : how economies have developed through natural resource exploitation
Title
Scarcity and frontiers
Title remainder
how economies have developed through natural resource exploitation
Statement of responsibility
Edward B. Barbier
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Throughout much of history, a critical driving force behind global economic development has been the response of society to the scarcity of key natural resources. Increasing scarcity raises the cost of exploiting existing natural resources and creates incentives in all economies to innovate and conserve more of these resources. However, economies have also responded to increasing scarcity by obtaining and developing more of these resources. Since the agricultural transition over 12,000 years ago, this exploitation of new 'frontiers' has often proved to be a pivotal human response to natural resource scarcity. This book provides a fascinating account of the contribution that natural resource exploitation has made to economic development in key eras of world history. This not only fills an important gap in the literature on economic history but also shows how we can draw lessons from these past epochs for attaining sustainable economic development in the world today"--
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DLC
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1957-
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Barbier, Edward
Dewey number
333.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD1411
LC item number
.B247 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Agriculture
  • Natural resources
  • Scarcity
  • Economic development
  • développement économique
  • économie
  • Wirtschaftsentwicklung
  • Ausbeutung
  • Natürliche Ressourcen
Label
Scarcity and frontiers : how economies have developed through natural resource exploitation, Edward B. Barbier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : scarcity and frontiers -- The agricultural transition (from 10,000 BC to 3000 BC) -- The rise of cities (from 3000 BC to 1000 AD) -- The emergence of the world economy (from 1000 to 1500) -- Global frontiers and the rise of Western Europe (from 1500 to 1914) -- The Atlantic economy triangular trade (from 1500 to 1860) -- The golden age of resource-based development (from 1870 to 1914) -- The age of dislocation (from 1914 to 1950) -- The contemporary era (from 1950 to the present) -- Epilogue : the age of ecological scarcity?
Control code
659413089
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 748 pages
Isbn
9780521877732
Lccn
2010035574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)659413089
Label
Scarcity and frontiers : how economies have developed through natural resource exploitation, Edward B. Barbier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : scarcity and frontiers -- The agricultural transition (from 10,000 BC to 3000 BC) -- The rise of cities (from 3000 BC to 1000 AD) -- The emergence of the world economy (from 1000 to 1500) -- Global frontiers and the rise of Western Europe (from 1500 to 1914) -- The Atlantic economy triangular trade (from 1500 to 1860) -- The golden age of resource-based development (from 1870 to 1914) -- The age of dislocation (from 1914 to 1950) -- The contemporary era (from 1950 to the present) -- Epilogue : the age of ecological scarcity?
Control code
659413089
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 748 pages
Isbn
9780521877732
Lccn
2010035574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)659413089

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