Peak Oil, Economic Growth, and Wildlife Conservation

Editors: Gates, J. Edward, Trauger, David L., Czech, Brian (Eds.)

  • The only book that integrates the topics of Peak Oil, economic growth, and wildlife conservation
  • Offers a multi-disciplinary approach that will be useful for wildlife and conservation ecologists, natural resource managers, planners, and policy-makers, economists and more
  • Peak Oil is one of the most important issues affecting humankind in this century
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About this book

The proposed book focuses on one of the most important issues affecting humankind in this century - Peak Oil or the declining availability of abundant, cheap energy—and its effects on our industrialized economy and wildlife conservation. Energy will be one of the defining issues of the 21st Century directly affecting wildlife conservation wherever energy extraction is a primary economic activity and indirectly through deepening economic recessions. Since cheap, abundant energy has been at the core of our industrial society, and has resulted in the technological advancements we enjoy today, the peak in world oil extraction would potentially have major impacts on civilization unless we prepare well in advance. One potential economic solution covered in the book would be a Steady State Economy with a stable population and per capita consumption, particularly in such industrialized countries as the United States. Furthermore, the lack of cheap, abundant energy directly and indirectly affects conservation efforts by professional societies and federal and state agencies, and NGOs concerned with wildlife issues. We need to recognize these potential problems and prepare, as much as possible, for the consequences stemming from them.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Peaking of World Oil Production

    Gates, J. Edward

    Pages 3-27

  • Energy Return on Investment (EROI), Liquid Fuel Production, and Consequences for Wildlife

    Townsend, Jason M. (et al.)

    Pages 29-61

  • Implications for the Economy and Environment of Alternatives to Fossil-Fuel Energy

    Pimentel, David

    Pages 63-82

  • An Institutionalist Perspective on the Economy and Price of Oil

    Krall, Lisi

    Pages 87-97

  • The Conflict Between Economic Growth and Wildlife Conservation

    Czech, Brian

    Pages 99-117

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-1954-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-1953-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-5424-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Peak Oil, Economic Growth, and Wildlife Conservation
Editors
  • J. Edward Gates
  • David L. Trauger
  • Brian Czech
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-1954-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-1954-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-1953-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5424-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 346
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
Topics