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The Resource Scarcity or abundance? : a debate on the environment, Norman Myers & Julian L. Simon

Scarcity or abundance? : a debate on the environment, Norman Myers & Julian L. Simon

Label
Scarcity or abundance? : a debate on the environment
Title
Scarcity or abundance?
Title remainder
a debate on the environment
Statement of responsibility
Norman Myers & Julian L. Simon
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Never before have questions about our relationship with the environment loomed so large in human affairs. Is the world at an historical threshold, where we risk dooming ourselves and our planet if we don't change the way we exploit the Earth's resources? Or are environmentalists being alarmists, underestimating nature's resilience and humanity's adaptiveness? Is species extinction something we really need to worry about? Can we find new supplies or substitutes for scarce resources?
  • Norman Myers, an award-winning environmentalist, and Julian Simon, a University of Maryland economist and outspoken skeptic on environmentalism, are at polar opposites on these questions. This book is a transcript of their provocative exchange in a debate held at Columbia University in October 1992. The authors also provide position statements and replies that let readers judge for themselves whose arguments are more persuasive. This book makes a brief, stimulating guide to a most important issue
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Myers, Norman
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GE40
LC item number
.M94 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1932-1998
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Simon, Julian Lincoln
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental sciences
  • Environmental degradation
  • Nature
Label
Scarcity or abundance? : a debate on the environment, Norman Myers & Julian L. Simon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-241) 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
  • Pre-debate statement: Julian Simon. Introduction -- Populaiton growth is not bad for humanity -- The statistical flummery about species loss -- The "urban sprawl" and soil erosion scam -- Atmospheric issues -- Final matters
  • Pre-debate statement: Norman Myers. Introduction -- Biodiversity -- The population factor -- The policy prospect -- Our changing relationship to nature -- A great creative challenge
  • The debate -- Post-debate statement: Norman Myers -- Post-debate statement: Julian Simon
Control code
28548395
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 254 pages
Isbn
9780393035902
Lccn
93027995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1615451
Label
Scarcity or abundance? : a debate on the environment, Norman Myers & Julian L. Simon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-241) 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
  • Pre-debate statement: Julian Simon. Introduction -- Populaiton growth is not bad for humanity -- The statistical flummery about species loss -- The "urban sprawl" and soil erosion scam -- Atmospheric issues -- Final matters
  • Pre-debate statement: Norman Myers. Introduction -- Biodiversity -- The population factor -- The policy prospect -- Our changing relationship to nature -- A great creative challenge
  • The debate -- Post-debate statement: Norman Myers -- Post-debate statement: Julian Simon
Control code
28548395
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 254 pages
Isbn
9780393035902
Lccn
93027995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1615451

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