Nature's Economy

David Worster, Donald Worster, Hall Distinguished Professor of History Donald Worster
Level: advanced
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Perspective: Behavioral Economics , Austrian Economics , Complexity Economics
Topic: -
Pages: 505 pages

Book summary

Nature's Economy is a wide-ranging investigation of ecology's past. It traces the origins of the concept, discusses the thinkers who have shaped it, and shows how it in turn has shaped the modern perception of our place in nature. The book includes portraits of Linnaeus, Gilbert White, Darwin, Thoreau, and such key twentieth-century ecologists as Rachel Carson, Frederic Clements, Aldo Leopold, James Lovelock, and Eugene Odum. It concludes with a new Part VI, which looks at the directions ecology has taken most recently.

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