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Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Applied ecology > General

Environmental Management - A Business Management Approach (Paperback): S.J. Smit Environmental Management - A Business Management Approach (Paperback)
S.J. Smit 1
R373 R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Save R44 (12%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

In the past, the natural environment and business were often seen as competing interests. Now, world leaders recognise that the future depends on a new approach to business, operating in harmony with the environment.

In Environmental Management – A Business Management Approach, the vital connection between environmental management and business sustainability is clearly outlined. The book gives students and practitioners insight into the impact business and lifestyle decisions have on the natural environment, and how this in turn affects the long-term sustainability of business.

It also gives an overview of key environmental principles and the need to balance these with business activities.

The Climate Crisis - South African & Global Democratic Eco-Socialist Alternatives (Paperback): Vishwas Satgar The Climate Crisis - South African & Global Democratic Eco-Socialist Alternatives (Paperback)
Vishwas Satgar 3
R385 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R67 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Capitalism’s addiction to fossil fuels is heating our planet at a pace and scale never before experienced.

Extreme weather patterns, rising sea levels and accelerating feedback loops are a commonplace feature of our lives. The number of environmental refugees is increasing and several island states and low-lying countries are becoming vulnerable. Corporate-induced climate change has set us on an ecocidal path of species extinction. Governments and their international platforms such as the Paris Climate Agreement deliver too little, too late. Most states, including South Africa, continue on their carbon-intensive energy paths, with devastating results. Political leaders across the world are failing to provide systemic solutions to the climate crisis. This is the context in which we must ask ourselves: how can people and class agency change this destructive course of history?

The Climate Crisis investigates ecosocialist alternatives that are emerging. It presents the thinking of leading climate justice activists, campaigners and social movements advancing systemic alternatives and developing bottom-up, just transitions to sustain life. Through a combination of theoretical and empirical work, the authors collectively examine the challenges and opportunities inherent in the current moment.

Most importantly, it explores ways to renew historical socialism with democratic, ecosocialist alternatives to meet current challenges in South Africa and the world.

The Business And Office Environment (Paperback, 2nd ed): A.A. de Beer, A.W. Erasmus The Business And Office Environment (Paperback, 2nd ed)
A.A. de Beer, A.W. Erasmus
R243 R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Save R29 (12%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days
Rock | Water | Life - Ecology & Humanities For A Decolonial South Africa (Paperback): Lesley Green Rock | Water | Life - Ecology & Humanities For A Decolonial South Africa (Paperback)
Lesley Green
R385 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R90 (23%) In stock

In Rock | Water | Life, Lesley Green examines the interwoven realities of inequality, racism, colonialism, and environmental destruction in South Africa, calling for environmental research and governance to transition to an ecopolitical approach that could address South Africa's history of racial oppression and environmental exploitation.

Green analyses conflicting accounts of nature in environmental sciences that claim neutrality amid ongoing struggles for land restitution and environmental justice.

Offering in-depth studies of environmental conflict in contemporary South Africa, Green addresses the history of contested water access in Cape Town; struggles over natural gas fracking in the Karoo; debates about decolonising science; the potential for a politics of soil in the call for land restitution; urban baboon management, and the consequences of sending sewage to urban oceans.

Rebirding - Restoring Britain's Wildlife (Paperback): Benedict Macdonald Rebirding - Restoring Britain's Wildlife (Paperback)
Benedict Macdonald
R291 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R26 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Winner of the Richard Jefferies Society and White Horse Book Shop Literary Prize 'splendid' -The Guardian 'visionary' -New Statesman Britain has all the space it needs for an epic return of its wildlife. Only six percent of our country is built upon. Contrary to popular myth, large areas of our countryside are not productively farmed but remain deserts of opportunity for both wildlife and jobs. It is time to turn things around. Praised as 'visionary' by conservationists and landowners alike, Rebirding sets out a compelling manifesto for restoring Britain's wildlife, rewilding its species and restoring rural jobs - to the benefit of all.

More From Less - The surprising story of how we learned to prosper using fewer resources - and what happens next (Hardcover):... More From Less - The surprising story of how we learned to prosper using fewer resources - and what happens next (Hardcover)
Andrew McAfee 1
R567 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R200 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Everyone knows we're doomed by runaway overpopulation, pollution, or resource depletion, whichever comes first. Not only is this view paralysing and fatalistic, but, as Andrew McAfee shows in this exhilarating book, it's wrong... More from Less is fascinating, enjoyable to read, and tremendously empowering' Steven Pinker Bestselling author and co-director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy Andrew McAfee says there's a new reason for optimism: we're past the point of 'peak stuff' - from here on out, it'll take fewer resources to make things, and cost less to lead a comfortable life. This turn of events invalidates the predictions of overpopulation alarmists and those who argue we need to drastically reduce our conception of how much is enough. What has made this turnabout possible? One thing primarily: the collaboration between technology and capitalism. Capitalism's quest for higher profits is a quest for lower costs; materials and resources are expensive, and technological progress allows companies to use fewer of them even as they grow their markets. Modern smartphones take the place of cameras, GPS units, landline telephones, answering machines, tape recorders and alarm clocks. Precision agriculture lets farmers harvest larger crops while using less water and fertiliser. Passenger cars get lighter, which makes them cheaper to produce and more fuel-efficient. This means that, even though there'll be more people in the future, and they'll be wealthier and consume more, they'll do so while using fewer natural resources. For the first time ever, and for all time to come, humans will live more prosperous lives while treading more lightly on the Earth. The future is not all bright, cautions McAfee. He warns of issues that still haven't been fully solved. (For example, our oceans are still vulnerable to overfishing; global warming is still running largely unchecked; and even as 'dematerialisation' - the reduced need for raw materials - improves our global situation, power and resources are getting more concentrated. That creates an even larger division between the haves and the have nots.) More From Less is a revelatory, paradigm-shifting account of how we've stumbled into an unexpected balance with nature, and the possibility that our most abundant centuries are ahead of us.

Biostatistics with R - An Introductory Guide for Field Biologists (Paperback): Jan Leps, Petr Smilauer Biostatistics with R - An Introductory Guide for Field Biologists (Paperback)
Jan Leps, Petr Smilauer
R789 Discovery Miles 7 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Biostatistics with R provides a straightforward introduction on how to analyse data from the wide field of biological research, including nature protection and global change monitoring. The book is centred around traditional statistical approaches, focusing on those prevailing in research publications. The authors cover t-tests, ANOVA and regression models, but also the advanced methods of generalised linear models and classification and regression trees. Chapters usually start with several useful case examples, describing the structure of typical datasets and proposing research-related questions. All chapters are supplemented by example datasets, step-by-step R code demonstrating analytical procedures and interpretation of results. The authors also provide examples of how to appropriately describe statistical procedures and results of analyses in research papers. This accessible textbook will serve a broad audience, from students, researchers or professionals looking to improve their everyday statistical practice, to lecturers of introductory undergraduate courses. Additional resources are provided on www.cambridge.org/biostatistics.

Environmental education (Paperback): Environmental education (Paperback)
R165 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R19 (12%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days
Trees in Trouble - Wildfires, Infestations, and Climate Change (Hardcover): Daniel Mathews Trees in Trouble - Wildfires, Infestations, and Climate Change (Hardcover)
Daniel Mathews
R611 R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees - The Ash in Human Culture and History (Paperback): Robert Penn The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees - The Ash in Human Culture and History (Paperback)
Robert Penn
R368 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R70 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Out of all the trees in the world, the ash is most closely bound up with who we are: the tree we have made the greatest and most varied use of over the course of human history. One frigid winter morning, Robert Penn lovingly selected an ash tree and cut it down. He wanted to see how many beautiful, handmade objects could be made from it. Thus begins an adventure of craftsmanship and discovery. Penn visits the shops of modern-day woodworkers-whose expertise has been handed down through generations-and finds that ancient woodworking techniques are far from dead. He introduces artisans who create a flawless axe handle, a rugged and true wagon wheel, a deadly bow and arrow, an Olympic-grade toboggan, and many other handmade objects using their knowledge of ash's unique properties. Penn connects our daily lives back to the natural woodlands that once dominated our landscapes. Throughout his travels-from his home in Wales, across Europe, and America-Penn makes a case for the continued and better use of the ash tree as a sustainable resource and reveals some of the dire threats to our ash trees. The emerald ash borer, a voracious and destructive beetle, has killed tens of millions of ash trees across North America since 2002. Unless we are prepared to act now and better value our trees, Penn argues, the ash tree and its many magnificent contributions to mankind will become a thing of the past. This exuberant tale of nature, human ingenuity, and the pleasure of making things by hand chronicles how the urge to understand and appreciate trees still runs through us all like grain through wood.

The Future We Choose - Surviving the Climate Crisis (Hardcover): Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac The Future We Choose - Surviving the Climate Crisis (Hardcover)
Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac
R534 R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Save R106 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Great Aridness - Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest (Paperback): William DeBuys A Great Aridness - Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest (Paperback)
William DeBuys
R474 R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

With its soaring azure sky and stark landscapes, the American Southwest is one of the most hauntingly beautiful regions on earth. Yet staggering population growth, combined with the intensifying effects of climate change, is driving the oasis-based society close to the brink of a Dust-Bowl-scale catastrophe.
In A Great Aridness, William deBuys paints a compelling picture of what the Southwest might look like when the heat turns up and the water runs out. This semi-arid land, vulnerable to water shortages, rising temperatures, wildfires, and a host of other environmental challenges, is poised to bear the heaviest consequences of global environmental change in the United States. Examining interrelated factors such as vanishing wildlife, forest die backs, and the over-allocation of the already stressed Colorado River--upon which nearly 30 million people depend--the author narrates the landscape's history--and future. He tells the inspiring stories of the climatologists and others who are helping untangle the complex, interlocking causes and effects of global warming. And while the fate of this region may seem at first blush to be of merely local interest, what happens in the Southwest, deBuys suggests, will provide a glimpse of what other mid-latitude arid lands worldwide--the Mediterranean Basin, southern Africa, and the Middle East--will experience in the coming years.
Written with an elegance that recalls the prose of John McPhee and Wallace Stegner, A Great Aridness offers an unflinching look at the dramatic effects of climate change occurring right now in our own backyard.

How to Read a Florida Gulf Coast Beach - A Guide to Shadow Dunes, Ghost Forests, and Other Telltale Clues from an Ever-Changing... How to Read a Florida Gulf Coast Beach - A Guide to Shadow Dunes, Ghost Forests, and Other Telltale Clues from an Ever-Changing Coast (Paperback, New edition)
Tonya D. Clayton
R405 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R74 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Come explore the geology of Florida's Gulf Coast beaches, from a bird's-eye view down to a crab's-eye view. You'll journey from Panhandle sugar-sand beaches to southwestern shell beaches, taking a fresh look at the ever-changing landscape. With Tonya Clayton as your guide, you'll learn how to recognise the stories and read the clues of these dynamic shores, reshaped daily by winds, waves, and sometimes bulldozers or dump trucks. This dynamic tour begins with a broad description of Florida's Gulf Coast, roaming from popular Perdido Key in the northwest to remote Cape Sable in the south. You'll first fly over large-scale coastal features such as the barrier islands, learning to spot signs of the many processes that shape the shores. In subsequent chapters you'll visit dunes and beaches to check out sand ripples, tracings, and other markings that show the handiwork of beach breezes, ocean waves, animal life, and even raindrops and air bubbles. You'll also encounter signs of human shaping, including massive boulder structures and sand mega transfers. With a conversational style and more than a hundred illustrations, How to Read a Florida Gulf Coast Beach makes coastal science accessible, carrying vacationers and Florida natives alike on a lively, informative tour of local beach features.

How to Be More Tree - Essential Life Lessons for Perennial Happiness (Hardcover): Potter Gift How to Be More Tree - Essential Life Lessons for Perennial Happiness (Hardcover)
Potter Gift; Illustrated by Annie Davidson
R336 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R53 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Pioneers Of Ecological Humanism (Hardcover): Brian Morris Pioneers Of Ecological Humanism (Hardcover)
Brian Morris
R1,195 Discovery Miles 11 950 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Story of Water - Source of Life (Paperback): Alick Bartholomew The Story of Water - Source of Life (Paperback)
Alick Bartholomew
R382 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R65 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Water shapes our landscapes and sustains life on Earth. It also influences our emotions and inspires imagination and creativity. Yet we take it for granted, treating it as a convenience or for cleansing. In this comprehensive new book, Alick Bartholomew argues controversially that water is the medium of communication between all living organisms. He suggests that only through understanding water's true role in Nature can we begin to live responsibly and sustainably. The book covers all aspects of water, from water in the cosmos and solar system, through the Earth's water cycles, to water in our bodies and in plants. It goes on to consider the larger picture as well: water's cosmic role, the memory of water, and its crucial relationship to the quantum field. Finally, the author addresses the future: the global water crisis and how to access the best quality of living water for human health. This is a serious but popularly-written illustrated book which offers an original and fascinating study of water as a vital dimension that interconnects all life on Earth.

I Have Been Assigned the Single Bird - A Daughter's Memoir (Hardcover): Susan Cerulean I Have Been Assigned the Single Bird - A Daughter's Memoir (Hardcover)
Susan Cerulean; Photographs by David Moynahan
R573 R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Save R118 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Susan Cerulean's memoir trains a naturalist's eye and a daughter's heart on the lingering death of a beloved parent from dementia. At the same time, the book explores an activist's lifelong search to be of service to the embattled natural world. During the years she cared for her father, Cerulean also volunteered as a steward of wild shorebirds along the Florida coast. Her territory was a tiny island just south of the Apalachicola bridge where she located and protected nesting shorebirds, including least terns and American oystercatchers. I Have Been Assigned the Single Bird weaves together intimate facets of adult caregiving and the consolation of nature, detailing Cerulean's experiences of tending to both. The natural world is the "sustaining body" into which we are born. In similar ways, we face not only a crisis in numbers of people diagnosed with dementia but also the crisis of the human-caused degradation of the planet itself, a type of cultural dementia. With I Have Been Assigned the Single Bird, Cerulean reminds us of the loving, necessary toil of tending to one place, one bird, one being at a time.

Worldviews and Ecology - Religion, Philosophy and the Environment (Paperback): Mary E. Tucker, John A. Grim Worldviews and Ecology - Religion, Philosophy and the Environment (Paperback)
Mary E. Tucker, John A. Grim
R646 R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Save R137 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Amidst the many voices clamoring to interpret the environmental crisis, some of the most important are the voices of religious traditions. Long before modernity's industrialism began the rape of Earth, premodern religious and philosophical traditions mediated to untold generations the wisdom of living as a part of nature. These traditions can illuminate and empower wiser ways of postmodern living. The original writings of Worldviews and Ecology creatively present and interpret worldviews of major religious and philosophical traditions on how humans can live more sustainably on a fragile planet. Contributors include Charlene Spretnak, Larry Rasmussen, Noel Brown, Jay McDaniel, Tu Wei-Ming, Thomas Berry, David Ray Griffin, J. Baird Callicott, Eric Katz, Roger E. Timm, Robert A. White, Christopher Key Chapple, Brian Swimme, Brian Brown, Michael Tobias, Ralph Metzner, George Sessions, and Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim. Insights from traditions as diverse as Jain, Jewish, ecofeminist, deep ecology, Christian, Hindu, Bahai, and Whiteheadian will interest all who seek an honest analysis of what religious and philosophical traditions have to say to a modernity whose consciousness and conscience seems tragically narrow, the source of attitudes that imperil the biosphere.

The Tragedy of the Commodity - Oceans, Fisheries, and Aquaculture (Hardcover): Stefano B. Longon, Rebecca Clausen, Brett Clark The Tragedy of the Commodity - Oceans, Fisheries, and Aquaculture (Hardcover)
Stefano B. Longon, Rebecca Clausen, Brett Clark
R3,074 Discovery Miles 30 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Although humans have long depended on oceans and aquatic ecosystems for sustenance and trade, only recently has human influence on these resources dramatically increased, transforming and undermining oceanic environments throughout the world. Marine ecosystems are in a crisis that is global in scope, rapid in pace, and colossal in scale. In The Tragedy of the Commodity, sociologists Stefano B. Longo, Rebecca Clausen, and Brett Clark explore the role human influence plays in this crisis, highlighting the social and economic forces that are at the heart of this looming ecological problem. In a critique of the classic theory "the tragedy of the commons"" by ecologist Garrett Hardin, the authors move beyond simplistic explanations - such as unrestrained self-interest or population growth - to argue that it is the commodification of aquatic resources that leads to the depletion of fisheries and the development of environmentally suspect means of aquaculture. To illustrate this argument, the book features two fascinating case studies - the thousand-year history of the bluefin tuna fishery in the Mediterranean and the massive Pacific salmon fishery. Longo, Clausen, and Clark describe how new fishing technologies, transformations in ships and storage capacities, and the expansion of seafood markets combined to alter radically and permanently these crucial ecosystems. In doing so, the authors underscore how the particular organization of social production contributes to ecological degradation and an increase in the pressures placed upon the ocean. The authors highlight the historical, political, economic, and cultural forces that shape how we interact with the larger biophysical world. A path-breaking analysis of overfishing, The Tragedy of the Commodity yields insight into issues such as deforestation, biodiversity loss, pollution, and climate change.

The Great Food Gamble (Paperback, TV Tie-in Ed): John Humphrys The Great Food Gamble (Paperback, TV Tie-in Ed)
John Humphrys 2
R307 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R41 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

John Humphrys is passionate about the state of British food, farming, fishing and agriculture. Here, he looks back to the days of organic farming in England when people shared and swapped food and considered the wildlife as well as the farmed animals, crops and fruits. He examines today's travesties: factory farming, pouring chemicals into the land, the scandal of the supermarket wars and cheap imported goods. He then turns to the future and asks: Can we save this ravaged earth and rebuild our community values? Most of all, can we reverse the damage to ourselves and our long-term health that may result from what we eat? John Humphrys' book requires the full attention of anyone who cares about themselves or the future.

Winning Not Fighting - Why you need to rethink success and how you achieve it with the Ancient Art of Wing Tsun (Hardcover):... Winning Not Fighting - Why you need to rethink success and how you achieve it with the Ancient Art of Wing Tsun (Hardcover)
John Vincent, Julian Hitch 1
R340 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R68 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

FT BOOK OF THE MONTH 'A wondrous book' - Alain de Botton 'A wholly new perspective to finding balance and success' - Nir Eyal 'I highly reccommend it' - Chief experience officer, Publicis Group and author of How to Speak Machine: Laws of Design for a Digital Age Smash your targets * Annihilate the competition * Choose your battles Have you ever wondered why we use metaphors derived from war and conflict so often at work? What impact does that have on how we conduct business, our culture, our stress levels and ultimately our ability to succeed? For too long war has cast a spell on how we think about business, with negative implications for us, the companies we work in and on the planet. Drawing on the philosophy of Wing Tsun, an ancient Chinese martial art based on the idea that fighting is fundamentally bad, John Vincent and Julian Hitch challenge some of our deepest-held assumptions and show us how to unlearn many ideas and behaviours that are preventing our personal and professional growth. Instead of embracing force as the long accepted route to success, Winning Not Fighting offers as a transformational guide to work and life by inspiring positivity, simplicity and focus. "Unites business and martial arts in a realistic, practical and intelligent way. It's capitalism, but not as we know it." - Benjamin Zephaniah

Cumberland Island - Footsteps in Time (Hardcover): Stephen Doster Cumberland Island - Footsteps in Time (Hardcover)
Stephen Doster; Photographs by Benjamin Galland
R845 R666 Discovery Miles 6 660 Save R179 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Cumberland Island is the southernmost and largest barrier island on the Georgia coast, with a history that predates the arrival of Western civilization in the Americas. Currently, it has few full- time residents, but its beauty brings thousands of visitors each year from around the world. Day hikers and overnight campers bask in Cumberland's tranquility and marvel at its natural treasures, walking beneath canopies of live oak trees draped in Spanish moss. Comprising three major ecosystem regions, Cumberland is home to large areas of salt marshes and a dense maritime forest, but its most famous ecosystem is its beach, which stretches over seventeen miles. The island is also home to many native and nonnative species, such as white-tailed deer, turkey, feral hogs and horses, wild boar, nine-banded armadillos, and American alligators, as well as many species of birds. Aside from wild horses and the remains of Thomas M. Carnegie's estate, most visitors are unaware of the details of the island's varied history. Cumberland's past tells a rich and complex story, one of conquest by indigenous tribes, French and Spanish explorers, English settlers, cotton planters, and occupation by British and Union naval forces. Cumberland Island: Footsteps in Time is the first book about the island that offers readers a complete history of the island combined with stunning photography and historical images. Richly illustrated with more than 250 color and black-and-white photographs, it is a comprehensive history, from native occupation to the present. Author Stephen Doster takes the reader on a chronological journey, outlining the key events and influential inhabitants that have left their mark on this stretch of Georgia's coast. Each chapter focuses on a specific era: indigenous occupation; Spanish occupation; English occupation; the colonial period and War of 1812; the planter era and Civil War; the Gilded Age; north-end settlements and hotels; and the creation of a protected national seashore.

Tracking the Golden Isles - The Natural and Human Histories of the Georgia Coast (Hardcover): Anthony J. Martin Tracking the Golden Isles - The Natural and Human Histories of the Georgia Coast (Hardcover)
Anthony J. Martin; Photographs by Ruth Schowalter, Michael Flores, R Kelley Vance, Gale Bishop
R763 R596 Discovery Miles 5 960 Save R167 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

With this collection of essays, Anthony J. Martin invites us to investigate animal and human traces on the Georgia coast and the remarkable stories these traces, both modern and fossil, tell us. Readers will learn how these traces enabled geologists to discover that the remains of ancient barrier islands still exist on the lower coastal plain of Georgia, showing the recession of oceans millions of years ago. First, Martin details a solid but approachable overview of Georgia barrier island ecosystems - maritime forests, salt marshes, dunes, beaches - and how these ecosystems are as much a product of plant and animal behavior as they are of geology. Martin then describes animal tracks, burrows, nests, and other traces and what they tell us about their makers. He also explains how trace fossils can document the behaviors of animals from millions of years ago, including those no longer extant. Next, Martin discusses the relatively scant history - scarcely five thousand years - of humans on the Georgia coast. He takes us from the Native American shell rings on Sapelo Island to the cobbled streets of Savannah paved with the ballast stones of slave ships. He also describes the human introduction of invasive animals to the coast and their effects on native species. Finally, Martin's epilogue introduces the sobering idea that climate change, with its resultant extreme weather and rising sea levels, is the ultimate human trace affecting the Georgia coast. Here he asks how the traces of the past and present help us to better predict and deal with our uncertain future.

Apocalypse Never - Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All (Standard format, CD): Michael Shellenberger Apocalypse Never - Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All (Standard format, CD)
Michael Shellenberger; Read by Stephen Graybill
R899 R636 Discovery Miles 6 360 Save R263 (29%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Building the New American Economy - Smart, Fair, and Sustainable (Paperback): Jeffrey D. Sachs Building the New American Economy - Smart, Fair, and Sustainable (Paperback)
Jeffrey D. Sachs; Foreword by Bernie Sanders
R299 R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Save R57 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this passionate and powerful book-part manifesto, part plan of action-the renowned economist Jeffrey D. Sachs offers a practical strategy to move America, seemingly more divided than ever, toward a new consensus: sustainable development. Sustainable development is a holistic approach that emphasizes economic, social, and environmental objectives in shaping policy. In focusing too much on economic growth, the United States has neglected rising economic inequality and dire environmental threats. Now, even growth is imperiled. Sachs explores issues that have captivated the nation and political debate, including infrastructure, trade deals, energy policy, the proper size and role of government, the national debt, and income inequality. Not only does he provide illuminating and accessible explanations of the forces at work in each case, but he also presents specific policy solutions. His argument rises above the pessimism born of political paralysis, economic stagnation, and partisanship to devise a brighter way forward, achievable both individually and collectively. In Building the New American Economy, Sachs shows how the United States can find a path to renewed economic progress that is fair and environmentally sustainable.

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