Books  Sustainable Development  Sustainable Development: General 

The Return of Malthus: Environmentalism and Post-War Population-Resource Crises

Out of Print

By: Björn-Ola Linnér

320 pages, 7 b/w illus

White Horse Press

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #144616 | ISBN: 1874267510
Out of Print Details

About this book

Traces the development of an international discourse of crisis through the influence of such thinkers as William Vogt, Fairfield Osborn and Georg Borgstrom, labelled 'neo-Malthusians' for their emphasis on an impending clash between population growth and resource limits, after the manner of the nineteenth century father of scarcity economics. He analyses the role of science and technology in securing food supply, the transmutation of older ideas about preserving nature into a new conservation ideology based on sustainable use.


Contents

Crises of Population and Resources; A New World Order; Conservation and Containment; Neo-Malthusianism in Harvest Time; A New Conservation Ideology; On the Outskirts of Babel; Green Revolutions; The Return of Neo-Malthusianism; Crisis? What Crisis?.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Footpaths: A Practical Handbook

NHBS Price: £17.99 $23/€21 approx

A Life Stripped Bare

Clearance price: £2.50 £9.99 (Save £7.49) $3/€3 approx

The World We Made

Clearance price: £6.24 £24.95 (Save £18.71) $8/€7 approx

Training for Transformation, Books 1-3 (3-Volume Set)

NHBS Price: £29.95 $38/€35 approx

The Big Earth Book

NHBS Price: £12.99 $17/€15 approx