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Environmental and Natural Resource Economics A Contemporary Approach, 3rd Edition

Now published by M.E. Sharpe, this third edition text deftly balances classical cost/benefit analysis with the newer approach of ecological economics. The difficulties of assigning value and prices to everything in the field are explored thoroughly.

This extensive revision now features:

–More coverage (two full chapters) on the topic of global warming than any other text in this field;

–A new chapter on water economics, including water demand management and water pricing;

–A new chapter on environmental protection and the economy;

–New material on food supply and the food supply crisis, including biofuels and growing meat consumption;

–Expanded green accounting techniques.

Online instructor’s materials with PowerPoint slides are available to adopting professors. Student resources are also available free online.


“An important achievement. This is a carefully crafted textbook that should appeal to students from the natural sciences, as well as those from economics and other social sciences. The text covers a number of important topics that most texts neglect, including agricultural sustainability, the relationship between trade and the environment, and the role of local and national institutions in promoting environment-friendly development. The tone of the book is formal yet friendly, and the layout of text, tables, and figures is top notch. Each chapter includes numerous useful links to material on the worldwide web. This book should prove popular with students and instructors alike.” –Gerald Shively, Purdue University

“The perfect introductory text covering environmental and natural resource economics. The choice and sequence of topics is excellent and the authors have provided the right balance between the neoclassical and ecological approaches. It is a most appealing text.” –Steven Kemp, Curtin University, Australia

“The book is simply great! My students like it. It is really one of a kind and it fills an important need in the field. The book is very clear, very informative, flows very well, and indeed is written in a very interesting and readable style. The additional materials that come with the book are also very good. In short, job well done!” –Rafael Reuveny, Indiana University

Product Details :

  • Hardcover: 584 pages
  • Publisher: M.E.Sharpe; 3 edition (July 15, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765637928
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765637925
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.1 x 1.2 inches

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