Overshoot: The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change

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University of Illinois Press, 1982 - Science - 298 pages
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Deeply discouraging view of the economic errors of the last hundred years. More so when one realizes it was written in 1982, when the population was lower by a couple of billion. It is clear from this ... Read full review

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Easily one of the most important books ever written.

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Contents

Our Need for a New Perspective
3
Eventually Had Already Come Yesterday
15
The Tragic Story of Human Success
17
Dependence on Phantom Carrying Capacity
36
Watershed Year Modes of Adaptation
58
Siege and the Avoidance of Truth
75
The End of Exuberance
77
The Processes That Matter
95
Industrialization Prelude to Collapse
157
Resistance and Change
181
Faith versus Fact
183
Life under Pressure
199
Living with the New Reality
211
Backing into the Future
213
Turning Around
227
Facing the Future Wisely
244

Succession and Restoration
115
Ecological Causes of Unwelcome Change
126
Nature and the Nature of Man
143
Glossary
271
Indexes
283
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