The book is organized around three key categories of sustainability. Ecological sustainability deals with the carrying capacity of ecosystems. Economic sustainability of capital maintenance caters to economic growth. The sustainability of development takes the high road of meeting social, economic and environmental goals of society. Sustainability economics assess their policy benchmarks.
The government with its powerful rules and regulations ? The market by costing environmental impacts? Or do we need a radical change in our lifestyles? Do we need all of it? You will find some answers, but also new questions in the book.
YES. Brevity, a clear structure and mostly non-technical language make this book a concise introduction for undergraduate students of economics and graduate students of life sciences. A unique feature of the book is the large number of illustrations. Their purpose is to convey in a picture what would indeed need a lot (maybe not a thousand) of words. Those seeking the words will find them in extensively annotated further reading.