Nature of Economies

ISBN-10: 0375702431
ISBN-13: 9780375702433
Edition: N/A
Authors: Jane Jacobs
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/13/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

From the revered author of the classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities comes a new book that will revolutionize the way we think about the economy. Starting from the premise that human beings "exist wholly within nature as part of natural order in every respect," Jane Jacobs has focused her singular eye on the natural world in order to discover the fundamental models for a vibrant economy. The lessons she discloses come from fields as diverse as ecology, evolution, and cell biology. Written in the form of a Platonic dialogue among five fictional characters, The Nature of Economies is as astonishingly accessible and clear as it is irrepressibly brilliant and wise–a groundbreaking yet humane study destined to become another world-altering classic.

Jane Jacobs lives in Toronto.

Foreword
Damn, Another Ecologist
The Nature of Development
The Nature of Expansion
The Nature of Self-Refueling
Evading Collapse
The Double Nature of Fitness for Survival
Unpredictability
Armbruster's Promise
Epilogue
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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