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Paradise for Sale: A Parable of Nature

By: Carl N McDaniel and John M Gowdy

225 pages, B/w illus

University of California Press

Paperback | Feb 2000 | #98854 | ISBN: 0520222296
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Hardback | Dec 2000 | #98851 | ISBN: 0520218647
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Study of the consequences of development on the Pacific island of Nauru. 'The development path followed by Nauru - the common one of export-led development based on depleting local natural capital - is the same strategy that the IMF and the World Bank advocate for all countries. Is it too much to hope that these pushers of globalization might learn something from Nauru's disastrous test of their ideology? McDaniel and Gowdy tell a fascinating and instructive story. I hope we can learn from it.' Herman E Daly

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Carl N. McDaniel is Professor of Biology and Director of Undergraduate Environmental Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. John M. Gowdy is Professor of Economics and Director of the Ph.D. program in Ecological Economics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is editor of Limited Wants, Limited Means (1997).

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