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.
"Provocative...engaging.... [Jacobs] is the archetypal iconoclast."-"The""Boston Book Review"
|Damn, Another Ecologist||p. 3|
|The Nature of Development||p. 15|
|The Nature of Expansion||p. 39|
|The Nature of Self-Refueling||p. 65|
|Evading Collapse||p. 84|
|The Double Nature of Fitness for Survival||p. 119|
|Armbruster's Promise||p. 148|
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Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 13th March 2001
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.1 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.23