Sunday Salon: Fall Textbooks (Updated)

Remember back at the beginning of the month when I shared my textbooks for this semester? Yeah. I ended up dropping one of the classes thus changing my assigned reading. Less gender, more economics.

Rather than reiterate what I already shared, I thought I would highlight only those books that I missed last time. It’s a much smaller list this time around!

  • Economic Analysis for Ecosystem-Based Management (Daniel S. Holland, James N. Sanchirico, Robert J. Johnston, and Deepak Joglekar) — This book introduces the ways in which economics can inform ecosystem-based management including benefit-cost analysis. The examples are almost entirely gleamed from fisheries management which is of particular interest to me given my research experiences.
  • A Primer on Nonmarket Valuation (Patricia A. Champ, Kevin J. Boyle, and Thomas C. Brown) — This book focuses on capturing non-use and use values values for nonmarket goods. In other words, what is the existence value people derive from improved air quality?
  • Urban Economics (Arthur O’Sullivan) — I should have known that my economics course would involve more than just a book featured on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”! Thankfully, this book isn’t nearly as dry as some of the other economics textbooks I’ve read.

Some of the titles from the class I dropped may seem entirely more interesting from a blogging standpoint, but I can assure you they were not nearly as interesting as one would assume. I dropped the class largely because the readings were failing to keep me engaged.

The Sunday Salon:

The Sunday The Sunday Salon encourages bloggers to get together –at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones– every Sunday and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another’s blogs. Salon participants are encouraged to blog about their time spent reading, pages read, information about current reading, discuss a reaction to a book, state what they plan to read the following week, or make suggestions for a group read.

One comment

  1. I hate it when that happens! The text for my Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion class is so dry! The first time I took the class, I dropped it solely because of the text. Now I’m just gritting my teeth and doing the readings. Have a good week.


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