Accounting for Mother Nature: Changing Demands for Her Bounty (Hardback)
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Accounting for Mother Nature: Changing Demands for Her Bounty (Hardback)

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Hardback 312 Pages / Published: 13/12/2007
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In the face of growing pressure on our natural landscapes and increasingly bitter conflict over their management and use, simply defending the status quo is not enough. Finding a balance between producing commodities, such as lumber, and maintaining amenities, such as open space, is crucial if we hope to promote environmental stewardship and healthy economies. Accounting for Mother Nature brings together experts with wide-ranging experience to provide a comprehensive examination of the critical debate around the management of scarce natural resources.
The contributors to this volume consider how unconstrained use of nature's bounty had lead not only to damage and waste, but also to divisive conflict. With a focus particularly on the American West, this volume examines the often-negative outcomes of government's management of land and natural resources. In turn, the contributors explore the role that private individuals and organizations can play in protecting natural and agrarian landscapes.
Through its detailed analyses, Accounting for Mother Nature makes the case for innovation within the private nonprofit sector and marks out new frontiers for research.

Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804756983
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 531 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"For some, using "markets" and "environment" in the same sentence is like mixing oil and water. For this group of scholars, markets and market-like institutions are potential solutions to the growing number of resource and amenity conflicts found in the American West. Accounting for Mother Nature is a great example of institutional detail and clever policy suggestions." -Doug Allen, Simon Fraser University
"America's public land system is outdated and failing the West. Accounting for Mother Nature offers an insightful diagnosis and innovative ideas for public land reform. It is an important contribution to the public land policy debate." -Robert H. Nelson, University of Maryland, and author of Public Lands and Private Rights

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