Natural Resources, Growth, and Development: Economics, Ecology and Resource-Scarcity

Synopsis

This volume combines economics and ecology in a penetrating examination of the natural resources and environmental issues arising from economic growth, development, and change. The author focuses particular attention on the environmental consequences of economic change and argues that the management and conservation of biological resources is a requirement for sustainable economic growth. By setting traditional economic issues within their wider environmental contexts and by covering issues not ordinarily addressed by economists, Tisdell offers an important new perspective on the problem of resource scarcity.