- x, 150 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
- "Any human endeavor is shaped by, and shapes, changes in the physical and biological environment. In this Advanced Introduction, Matthias Ruth draws on a diverse set of theories, methods and applications to critically assess key concepts in ecological economics. Understanding biophysical foundations of economic growth and development is at the core of ecological economics. The author provides a precise introduction to the interdependencies between economic and environmental change, focusing on the fundamental dependence of the economy on the environment, as a provider of energy, materials and waste assimilation services"--Publisher's description.Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction -- Economic principles of resource use and environmental change -- Models of the economy, society and environment -- Biophysical principles -- Technology and innovation in their economic, social and environmental context -- Complexity and the challenges for analysis and management in a full world.