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Lost landscapes and failed economies : the search for a value of place / Thomas Michael Power.

By: Power, Thomas M.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, �1996Description: xiii, 304 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1559633689; 9781559633680.Subject(s): Mineral industries -- United States | Environmental protection -- Economic aspects -- United States | Sustainable development -- United States | Environmental protection -- Economic aspects | Mineral industries | Sustainable development | United States | Milieuvraagstuk | Duurzame ontwikkeling | Landnutzung | Nachhaltigkeit | Umweltschutz | Umweltvertr�aglichkeit | Wirtschaftspolitik | USA | Landnutzung | Umweltschutz | Nachhaltige Entwicklung | Umweltvertr�aglichkeit | Wirtschaftspolitik | USA | Conservation of natural resources | Environmental protection | Environmental protection Economic aspects United States | Mineral industries United States | Sustainable development United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Lost landscapes and failed economies.DDC classification: 333.8/0973 Other classification: 43.17 | 14 | 43.33 | 74.25 Online resources: Table of contents | Publisher description
Contents:
1. Thinking About the Local Economy -- 2. Seeking Greener Pastures: Residential Choice and Local Economic Vitality -- 3. Demystifying Local Economic Change -- 4. Moving the Mountain to Seize the Ounce: Mineral Extraction and Local Well-Being -- 5. All That Glitters: Mineral Development and Mineral Policy -- 6. Not Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Local Economies and the Timber Industry -- 7. Healing the Scars: Forest Management and Local Well-Being -- 8. Agriculture: The Primordial Economy -- 9. Harnessing Nature for Agriculture -- 10. Marketing the Landscape: Tourism and the Local Economy -- 11. The Gift of Nature: Extraction, the Environment, and Local Vitality.
Review: "In Lost Landscapes and Failed Economies, economist Thomas Michael Power argues that the quality of the natural landscape is an essential part of a community's permanent economic base and should not be sacrificed in short-term efforts to maintain employment levels in industries that are ultimately not sustainable. He provides numerous case studies of the ranching, mining, and timber industries in a critical analysis of the role played by extractive industry in our communities. He also looks at areas where environmental protection measures have been enacted and examines the impact of protected landscapes on local economies." "Power exposes the fundamental flaws in the widely accepted view of the local economy built around the "extractive model," a model that overemphasizes the importance of extractive industries and assumes that people don't care where they live and that businesses don't care about the available labor supply. By revealing the inadequacies of the extractive model, he lays to rest the fear that environmental protection will cause an imminent collapse of the community, and puts economic tools in the hands of those working to protect their communities."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-295) and index.

"In Lost Landscapes and Failed Economies, economist Thomas Michael Power argues that the quality of the natural landscape is an essential part of a community's permanent economic base and should not be sacrificed in short-term efforts to maintain employment levels in industries that are ultimately not sustainable. He provides numerous case studies of the ranching, mining, and timber industries in a critical analysis of the role played by extractive industry in our communities. He also looks at areas where environmental protection measures have been enacted and examines the impact of protected landscapes on local economies." "Power exposes the fundamental flaws in the widely accepted view of the local economy built around the "extractive model," a model that overemphasizes the importance of extractive industries and assumes that people don't care where they live and that businesses don't care about the available labor supply. By revealing the inadequacies of the extractive model, he lays to rest the fear that environmental protection will cause an imminent collapse of the community, and puts economic tools in the hands of those working to protect their communities."--Jacket.

1. Thinking About the Local Economy -- 2. Seeking Greener Pastures: Residential Choice and Local Economic Vitality -- 3. Demystifying Local Economic Change -- 4. Moving the Mountain to Seize the Ounce: Mineral Extraction and Local Well-Being -- 5. All That Glitters: Mineral Development and Mineral Policy -- 6. Not Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Local Economies and the Timber Industry -- 7. Healing the Scars: Forest Management and Local Well-Being -- 8. Agriculture: The Primordial Economy -- 9. Harnessing Nature for Agriculture -- 10. Marketing the Landscape: Tourism and the Local Economy -- 11. The Gift of Nature: Extraction, the Environment, and Local Vitality.

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