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The New Economy of Nature: The Quest to Make Conservation Profitable

By: Gretchen C Daily and Katherine Ellison

260 pages, no illustrations

Shearwater Books

Paperback | Sep 2003 | #171568 | ISBN: 1559631546
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Hardback | Mar 2002 | #127243 | ISBN: 1559639458
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About this book

Informative look at a "new economy" - a system recognizing the economic value of natural systems and the potential profits in protecting them. The issues are presented through the stories of a diverse group of people who are pioneering new approaches to conservation around the world.

..".[a] vibrant and hopeful book...[The authors] take us on a fascinating world tour showing how an unlikely collection of innovators... are finding new and surprising ways to make conservation profitable... This is an optimistic book, a welcome counterpoint to the doom-and-gloom environmental genre."

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Gretchen C. Daily is Bing Interdisciplinary Research Scientist at Stanford University. She is author of more than 90 articles and the editor of one of the most widely cited publications in modern environmental science, Nature's Services (Island Press, 1997), and has been recognized as a "Role Model for Ecology's Generation X" by Science magazine. Katherine Ellison is an investigative journalist and veteran foreign correspondent for Knight Ridder Newspapers, who has reported from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The recipient of a number of journalism prizes, including the George Polk Award and the Overseas Press Club Award, she won the Pulitzer Prize for a series in the San Jose Mercury News that became the basis for Imelda: Steel Butterfly of the Philippines (McGraw-Hill, 1988).

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