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Environmentally Significant Consumption: Research Directions

Edited By: Paul Stern, Thomas Dietz, Vernon Ruttan, Robert Socolow and James Sweeney

143 pages, Figs, tabs

National Academies Press (NAP)

Paperback | Dec 1997 | #67139 | ISBN: 0309055989
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The blame for global environment degradation is increasingly being placed on human consumption of environmental resources, particularly in developed countries. This volume examines the potential to analyse such claims scientifically, beginning with the difficult problem of defining `consumption' a term that has different meanings in physics, ecology, economics, and sociology.

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