Natural environments : studies in theoretical and applied analysis

Format: Print Book 1972
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance) r QH76 .N28
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Summary
In this pioneering study, Krutilla and Fisher put the amenity resources of natural environments into an analytical framework comparable to that for the extractive resources. The models and theoretical background of their techniques are illustrated by case studies which include the controversial Hells Canyon dam, the Mineral King ski resort, and the Trans-Alaska pipeline.The authors point out that resource development activities undertaken on public lands often receive financial advantages---preferential tax treatment, subsidized capital, and access to public resources---that are not taken into account in the costs of the project. True evaluation of the costs and benefits of a development project often tips the balance in favor of preserving an area in a natural state.
Additional Information
Subjects Nature conservation -- Economic aspects -- United States -- Congresses.
Wilderness areas -- United States -- Congresses.
Environmental policy -- United States -- Congresses.
Publisher Baltimore :Published for Resources for the Future by Johns Hopkins University Press,1972
Contributors Krutilla, John V.
Resources for the Future.
Language English
Notes "Papers ... first presented at a workshop sponsored by Resources for the Future."
Description viii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographies.
ISBN 0801814464
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