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The Resource Treading softly : paths to ecological order, Thomas Princen

Treading softly : paths to ecological order, Thomas Princen

Label
Treading softly : paths to ecological order
Title
Treading softly
Title remainder
paths to ecological order
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Princen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"We are living beyond our means, running up debts both economic and ecological, consuming the planet's resources at rates not remotely sustainable. But it's hard to imagine a different way. How can we live without cheap goods and easy credit? How can we consume without consuming the systems that support life? How can we live well and live within our means? In Treading Softly, Thomas Princen helps us imagine an alternative. We need, he says, a new normal, a new ecological order that is actually economical with resources, that embraces limits, that sees sustainable living not as a "lifestyle" but as a long-term connection to fresh, free-flowing water, fertile soil, and healthy food." "That economies must grow is a fundamental belief among economists, politicians, and journalists. But it is rampant material growth that has brought us to this precipice. Princen argues that it is time to build an economy that is grounded in the way natural systems work; that operates as if we have just the right amount of resources rather than endless frontiers. The goal would be to live well by living well within the capacities of those resources. Society's material foundations would be grounded in the biophysical, its practices based on satisfying work, self-reliance, and restraint rather than the purchasing of goods. Princen doesn't offer a quick fix - there's no list of easy ways to save the planet to hang on the refrigerator. He gives us instead a positive, realistic sense of the possible, with an abundance of examples, concepts, and tools for imagining, then realizing, how to live within our biophysical means."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Princen, Thomas
Dewey number
304.2
Index
index present
LC call number
GF41
LC item number
.P73 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human ecology
  • Nature
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Sustainable development
  • Environmental policy
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • NATURE
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Environmental policy
  • Human ecology
  • Nature
  • Sustainable development
Label
Treading softly : paths to ecological order, Thomas Princen
Link
http://mitpress-ebooks.mit.edu/product/treading-softly
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Within our means -- From house to home: a parable -- To heart of the beast -- Only when -- Principles -- The elm stand -- Beyond the consumer economy -- It isn't easy -- Work, workers, and working: toward an economy that works -- Speaking of the environment: two worlds, two languages -- To sustainabilize: the adaptive strategy of world view -- The new normal
Control code
ocn608691495
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 210 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262266079
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt88pr8q
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o608691495
  • (OCoLC)608691495
Label
Treading softly : paths to ecological order, Thomas Princen
Link
http://mitpress-ebooks.mit.edu/product/treading-softly
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Within our means -- From house to home: a parable -- To heart of the beast -- Only when -- Principles -- The elm stand -- Beyond the consumer economy -- It isn't easy -- Work, workers, and working: toward an economy that works -- Speaking of the environment: two worlds, two languages -- To sustainabilize: the adaptive strategy of world view -- The new normal
Control code
ocn608691495
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 210 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262266079
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt88pr8q
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o608691495
  • (OCoLC)608691495

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