New Book on Ecological Economics

Michael Common and Sigrid Stagl have co-authored a new book on ecological economics entitled ‘Ecological Economics: An Introduction’. This book takes as its starting point the interdependence of the economy and the natural environment, building on insights from both economics and ecological sciences to provide a clear and comprehensive introduction to the emerging field of ecological economics. It assumes no prior knowledge of ecology or environmental science and is ideal for use on interdisciplinary courses in environmental science and economics.

More information and the companion website.

Paperback: 0-521-01670-3, £30.00; Hardback: 0-521-81645-9, £60.00

A new book from Edward Elgar, in the series Advances in Ecological Economics. Series editor: Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh:

Socioecological Transitions and Global Change. Trajectories of Social Metabolism and Land Use

Edited by Marina Fischer-Kowalski and Helmut Haberl, Edward Elgar, May 2007

This new book analyses fundamental changes in society-nature interaction: the socioeconomic use of materials, energy and land. The volume presents a number of case studies addressing transitions from an agrarian to an industrial socioecological regime, analysed within the materials and energy flow accounting (MEFA) framework. It is argued that by concentrating on the biophysical dimensions of change in the course of industrialization, social development issues can be explicitly linked to changes in the natural environment.

Foreword by Joan Martinez-Alier.
Contributors include: N. Eisenmenger, K.-H. Erb, M. Fischer-Kowalski, C.M. Grünbühel, H. Haberl, F. Krausmann, J. Ramos Martin, H. Schandl, S.J. Singh

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