Environmental Economics is an introduction to the basic principles of environmental economics as they have been developed in the past and as they continue to evolve. The examples discussed in this textbook represent only a sample of the full range of issues that actually exists. For this reason, the Fifth Edition sticks to the basic ideas and ways that environmental economists have found to make the basic concepts and models more specific and relevant to concrete environmental issues. The basic structure and sequence of chapters are unchanged but contains new and updated material that reflects the new research efforts by environmental economists over the last few years.
For readers with no background in the field, presents the major principles of economics in a commonsense but rigorous manner and provides some examples of how they have been applied to issues of environmental quality. The topics include analytical tools, environmental and policy analysis, and international issues. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)