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How Much Is Enough? : the Consumer Society and the Future of the Earth (92 Edition)by Alan Durning
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Consuming goods and services has become a central goal of life in industrial lands the world over. In this book, Alan Durning of the Worldwatch Institute explores the roots of the consumer society, exposes the toll that our appetites have taken on the earth's natural systems, and suggests that there are other paths to fulfillment.
An account of the detrimental effects of consumption and consumer behaviour on the world's natural environment.
It discusses the use of resources, pollution, and the distortions created in the economies of both wealthy industrialized nations and Third World countries.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -154) and index.
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