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Published: 06 April 1995

352 Pages | 20 line illus.

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195093858

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Living within Limits

Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos

Garrett Hardin

"We fail to mandate economic sanity," writes Garrett Hardin, "because our brains are addled by...compassion." With such startling assertions, Hardin has cut a swathe through the field of ecology for decades, winning a reputation as a fearless and original thinker. A prominent biologist, ecological philosopher, and keen student of human population control, Hardin now offers the finest summation of his work to date, with an eloquent argument for accepting the limits of the earth's resources--and the hard choices we must make to live within them.
In Living Within Limits, Hardin focuses on the neglected problem of overpopulation, making a forceful case for dramatically changing the way we live in and manage our world. Insisting that "globalizing the 'population problem' would only ensure that it would never be solved," he argues that nations where population is growing must suffer the consequences alone. Tackling this overbearing problem with an honesty and fearlessness that is unrivaled, Hardin points out the hard choices we must make and the solutions we have been afraid to consider. this book is an intellectual feast that enrages, disturbs, and challenges the reader at every page.


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