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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Nature's numbers : expanding the U.S. national economic accounts to include the environment / William D. Nordhaus and Edward C. Kokkelenberg, editors.

p. cm.

"Panel on Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting, Committee on National Statistics, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-07151-8

1. National income—United States—Accounting. 2. Natural resources—United States—Accounting. 3. Environmental auditing—United States. I. Nordhaus, William D. II. Kokkelenberg, Edward Charles. III. National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting.

HC110.I5 N43 1999

339.373—dc21

99-6236

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