Environmental Economics and Policy provides a broad but nuanced introduction to the field of environmental economics.
Visions of the Future; Valuing the Environment: Concepts; Valuing the Environment: Methods; Property Rights, Externalities, and Environmental Problems; Sustainable Development: Defining the Concept; The Population Problem; Natural; Biodiversity I – Forest Habitat; Common-Pool Resources: Fisheries and Other Commercially Valuable Species; Environmental Economics: An Overview; Stationary-Source Local and Regional Air Pollution; Climate Change; Transportation; Water Pollution; Managing Waste; Development, Poverty, and the Environment; The Quest for Unsuitable Development; Visions of the Future Revisited
For readers interested in learning environmental economics.
Strongly emphasizes public policy and draws on insights from the natural and physical sciences and other disciplines to show how economics can be used both to understand the behavioral sources of environmental problems and to provide the foundation for solutions. Among the topics: the economics of recycling; global deforestation; incentive policies; oil spills and ocean dumping; the Gaia hypothesis; nuclear power; renewable energy sources. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)