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The Resource A world made for money : economy, geography, and the way we live today, Bret Wallach

A world made for money : economy, geography, and the way we live today, Bret Wallach

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A world made for money : economy, geography, and the way we live today
Title
A world made for money
Title remainder
economy, geography, and the way we live today
Statement of responsibility
Bret Wallach
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An accessible survey of money and landscape around the world"--
  • "A spirited and incisive survey of economic geography, A World Made for Money begins with the author stopped at a red light in Norman, Oklahoma. Observing the landscape of drugstores and banks, and for that matter the stoplight and roads themselves, Bret Wallach observes, 'Everything I see has been built to make money' or, at the very least, to facilitate making money. This, he argues, is a global phenomenon that nonetheless has occurred only within the past hundred years or so. Although guidebooks and culture brokers often disparage these landscapes of commerce, Wallach--recipient of a MacArthur 'genius grant'--argues that we would do well to pay them close attention. A World Made for Money provides a compelling, condensed tour of our world. From Silicon Valley to Sri Lanka, from post-Soviet Russia to post-apartheid South Africa, Wallach looks at how human beings are buying, manufacturing, working, growing and shipping food, and accessing the natural resources to fuel it all. These essential facets of daily life, propelled by the profit motive, represent a transnational force shaping our surroundings and environment in ways that may not always be beautiful (or even healthy) but that are fundamental to understanding how the world works in the twenty-first century. Wallach examines the relationship between acquisitiveness and landscape, reveals surprising contradictions and nuances, and provides fresh perspective on politically charged topics such as sprawl, deindustrialization, and agribusiness."--
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1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wallach, Bret
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Economic geography
  • Commercial geography
  • Natural resources
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Commercial geography
  • Economic geography
  • Natural resources
Label
A world made for money : economy, geography, and the way we live today, Bret Wallach
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Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Shopping -- 2. Making -- 3. Moving -- 4. Fueling-- 5. Mining -- 6. Farming -- 7. Developing -- 8. Building -- 9. Escaping
Control code
ocn905949649
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803298965
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d98rqm
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not applicable
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not applicable
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905949649
Label
A world made for money : economy, geography, and the way we live today, Bret Wallach
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Shopping -- 2. Making -- 3. Moving -- 4. Fueling-- 5. Mining -- 6. Farming -- 7. Developing -- 8. Building -- 9. Escaping
Control code
ocn905949649
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803298965
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d98rqm
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905949649

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