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FROM VOLUME 4, NUMBER 9, SEPTEMBER 1991

BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
POLICY AND ECONOMICS


Item #d91sep71

Green Futures for Economic Growth, 1991, £28.75 + shipping (Cambridge Econometrics).

Integrates U.K. environmental policy with the broader picture, exploring the effects of carbon taxes, environmental costs and international competitiveness, consumer preferences and other issues.


Item #d91sep72

Worldwide Science and Technology Advice to the Highest Levels of Governments, W.T. Golden, Ed., 446 pp., 1991, $59.50 hbk./$28.50 pbk. (Pergamon). Reviewed by S.J. Buchsbaum in Science, p. 1565, June 14, 1991.

Contains over 30 essays that explain how worldwide science technology advice is given, emphasizing the mechanisms in about 35 countries and commenting on the effectiveness and influence of that advice. Includes an essay on global change by D.A. Bromley of the U.S., but little attention is given to population growth or food and energy supplies.


Item #d91sep73

The World Bank and the Environment, 1990 (World Bank). Reviewed in Intl. Environ. Affairs, pp. 158-160, Spring 1991. A survey of existing and planned activities for fiscal year 1990.


Item #d91sep74

Environmental Protection: Regulating for Results, K. Chilton, M. Warren, Eds., 192 pp., 1991, $21 (Westview).

Suggests ways public policy might meet environmental concerns while maintaining important economic objectives. Includes chapters on global warming and on markets and the environment.


Item #d91sep75

1990 Conference: Earth Observations and Global Change Decision Making, Vol. 2. A National Partnership, I.W. Ginsberg, J.A. Angelo Jr., Eds., 1991, $64.50 + shipping (Krieger). Volume 1, published in 1990, is reviewed by J. Skea in New Scientist, p. 49, June 1, 1991.

Contains transcripts from the 1990 conference and submitted papers on Mission to Planet Earth, Earth-based observations, data policy, economics of and policy responses to global change.


Item #d91sep76

Trashing the Planet: How Science Can Help Us Deal with Acid Rain, Depletion of the Ozone Layer and Nuclear Waste (Among Other Things), D.L. Ray with L. Guzzo, 206 pp., 1990, $18.95 (Regnery Gateway). Argues for caution in addressing environmental problems before they are sufficiently understood, and that human effects are negligible compared with the magnitude of natural processes.


Item #d91sep77

For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy Toward Community, the Environment and a Sustainable Future, H.E. Daly, J.B. Cobb, 1989, $24.95 (Beacon). Reviewed by D.H. Meadows in Intl. Environ. Affairs, pp. 147-149, Spring 1991.

Critiques modern economics; presents a theory for the alternative--a preliminary economics of community and of the proper fit of the economy within the biosphere; suggests policies for the U.S. as an industrialized country; gives a theory of implementation from university reform to fundamental values.

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