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By Herman E. Daly

ISBN-10: 0807047066

ISBN-13: 9780807047064

"Daly is popping economics within out through placing the earth and its diminishing usual assets on the heart of the sphere . . . one of those opposite Copernican revolution in economics." 
--Utne Reader

"Considered by way of so much to be the dean of ecological economics, Herman E. Daly elegantly topples many shibboleths in Beyond Growth. Daly demanding situations the normal proposal that development is usually strong, and he greenbacks environmentalist orthodoxy, arguing that the present concentrate on 'sustainable development' is inaccurate and that the word itself has develop into meaningless."
--Mother Jones

"In Beyond Growth, . . . [Daly] derides the concept that of 'sustainable growth' as an oxymoron. . . . Calling Mr. Daly 'an unsung hero,' Robert Goodland, the area Bank's most sensible environmental adviser, says, 'He has been a voice crying within the wilderness.'" 
--G. Pascal Zachary, The Wall road Journal

"A new booklet through that almost all far-seeing and heretical of economists, Herman Daly. For 25 years now, Daly has been pondering via a brand new economics that debts for the wealth of nature, the worth of group and the need for morality."
--Donella H. Meadows, Los Angeles Times

"For readability of imaginative and prescient and ecological knowledge Herman Daly has no peer between modern economists. . . . Beyond Growth is crucial reading."
--David W. Orr, Oberlin College

"There isn't any extra easy moral query than the single Herman Daly is asking." 
--Hal Kahn, The San Jose Mercury News

"Daly's opinions of financial orthodoxy . . . convey a strong and much-needed jolt to traditional thinking." --Karen Pennar, Business Week

Named one in every of 100 "visionaries who may swap your life" by means of the Utne Reader,Herman Daly is the recipient of many awards, together with a Grawemeyer Award, the Heineken Prize for environmental technological know-how, and the "Alternative Nobel Prize," the proper Livelihood Award. he's professor on the collage of Maryland's institution of Public Affairs, and coauthor with John Cobb, Jr., of For the typical Good.

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In fact, there is little evidence thus far to suggest that Asia is rising at the West’s expense. Asia is seeking to emulate the West rather than supplant the West. It is not that the West is in decline but that the East is on the rise. ’’49 Yet as history attests, tectonic shifts in power are rarely quiet. The shifts in economic and political power actually symbolize the birth pangs of a new world order. The spread of prosperity in the world, however, is likely to create more stakeholders in continued peace and stability.

In popular perception, however, Asia is seen to cover only the area from the Indian subcontinent to the Korean Peninsula and the Japanese archipelago. Countries like Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and others, although part of geographical Asia, are viewed as belonging to a separate entity, the Middle East. The problem that scholars face in defining Asia is compounded by the fact that even UN agencies differ in their approach, with some defining Asia more narrowly than others to exclude the Arabian Peninsula, the Caucasus, Iran, and the Near East (Turkey, Israel, Palestinian territories, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon) from their Asian assessments.

The drying up of the Aral Sea in Central Asia owing to the heavy withdrawals of water for irrigation from its sources, the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers, exemplifies the consequences of an unchecked overextraction of water resources. In addition to the widespread problem of river depletion and pollution, some Asian areas have become so dependent on groundwater supply that this resource is being used faster than it can naturally be replenished, which is resulting in a rapidly falling groundwater saturation level.

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