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Main Title The new economy of nature : the quest to make conservation profitable /
Author Daily, Gretchen C.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Ellison, Katherine,
Publisher Island Press : Shearwater Books,
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 48691387
ISBN 1559639458; 9781559639453; 9781559631549; 1559631546
Subjects Nature conservation--Economic aspects.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  QH75.D345 2002 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/23/2004
EIAM  QH75.D345 2002 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 08/16/2002 STATUS
EJAM  QH75.D345 2002 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/08/2004
EJBM  QH75.D345 2002 c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/27/2002
EKBM  QH75.D345 2002 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/04/2018
ERAM  QH75.D345 2002 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/04/2002
ESAM  QH75.D345 2002 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 05/10/2002
Collation 260 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-247) and index.
Contents Notes
The wealth of nature -- Katoomba and the stratosphere -- How to make carbon charismatic -- New York : how to put a watershed to work -- Napa, California : how a town can live with a river and not get soaked -- Vancouver Island : project Snark -- King County, Washington : the art of the deal -- Down under : how to make a numbat turn a profit -- Costa Rica : paying mother nature to multitask -- Teresopolis : the spinning motor -- The birds, the bees, and the biodiversity crisis -- The revolution in the wings. "Earth's ecosystems - forests, wetlands, coral reefs, and the like - are among humanity's most precious assets, offering such vital services as climate control and water purification. So why are they being rapidly destroyed? A major reason is that protecting them has been seen as largely a charitable venture, and philanthropy isn't up to the job. Increasing numbers of environmentally minded people are therefore trying to harness a more potent force - self-interest - to preserve our environmental endowment. Theirs is the quest portrayed in The New Economy of Nature. In this timely and provocative book, Gretchen Daily, one of the world's leading ecologists, and Katherine Ellison, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, give us an informative look at a new "new economy" that recognizes the full value of natural systems and the potential profits in protecting them."--Jacket.