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The Nature of Economies

Written by Jane Jacobs

The Nature of Economies
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Category: Business & Economics - Economic Conditions; Business & Economics - Economics
Imprint: Vintage
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: March 2001
Price: $15.95
Can. Price: $
ISBN: 978-0-375-70243-3 (0-375-70243-1)
Pages: 208
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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.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Jane Jacobs's previous books include The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961), The Economy of Cities (1968), The Question of Separatism (1980), Cities and the Wealth of Nations (1984), and Systems of Survival (1993). Since 1968 she has lived in Toronto, where she has taken an active role in helping to shape the city.





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