The Resource Treasures of the earth : need, greed, and a sustainable future, Saleem H. Ali

Treasures of the earth : need, greed, and a sustainable future, Saleem H. Ali

Label
Treasures of the earth : need, greed, and a sustainable future
Title
Treasures of the earth
Title remainder
need, greed, and a sustainable future
Statement of responsibility
Saleem H. Ali
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Would the world be a better place if human societies were somehow able to curb their desires for material goods? Saleem Ali's pioneering book links human wants and needs by providing a natural history of consumption and materialism with scientific detail and humanistic nuance. It argues that simply disavowing consumption of materials is not likely to help in planning for a resource-scarce future, given global inequality, development imperatives, and our goals for a democratic global society. Rather than suppress the creativity and desire to discover that is often embedded in the exploration and production of material goods - which he calls "the treasure impulse" - Ali proposes a new environmental paradigm, one that accepts our need to consume "treasure" for cultural and developmental reasons, but warns of our concomitant need to conserve. In evaluating the impact of treasure consumption on resource-rich countries, he argues that there is a way to consume responsibly and alleviate global poverty."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
333.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.C6
LC item number
A42 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Treasures of the earth : need, greed, and a sustainable future, Saleem H. Ali
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Introduction: alchemy of a material world -- The pleasure of treasure. What lies beneath: the material and mystical origins of mineral wealth -- Creating value: the endurance of precious jewels -- The rush factor: tracing the mineral roots of global power through gold, coal, and oil -- Toil and treasure. The darker side of fortune: the psychology of treasure dependence -- Curing the resource curse: minerals and global development -- The spoils of the earth: the ecological toll of extractive excitement -- Measure for measure. Destination cradle: the quest for material cycling -- The restoration ethic: hurting and healing ecosystems -- Embracing the treasure impulse: toward cautionary creativity -- Epilogue: embracing uncertainty
Control code
000044170016
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 289 p.
Isbn
9780300141610
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009018208
Other control number
3068999
Other physical details
ill., maps
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.b24571787
System control number
  • (OCoLC)317471749
  • sr24571787

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
      -37.846510 145.115099
    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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