"Nauru, like many Pacific islands, is a microcosm of the rest of the world, swept from its moorings by powerful tidal forces of the global economy and out into dangerous waters. McDaniel and Gowdy have turned its history into a parable for all of us."
EDWARD O. WILSON
"The development path followed by Nauru-the common one of export-led development based on depleting local natural capital-is the same strategy that the IMF and the World Bank advocate for all countries. Is it too much to hope hat these pushers of globalization might learn something from Nauru's disastrous test of their ideology? McDaniel and Gowdy tell a fascinating and instructive story. I hope we can learn from it."
HERMAN E. DALY author of Beyond Growth
"McDaniel and Gowdy have elegantly crystallized the major modern dilemma." WES JACKSON author of Becoming Native to This Place
"The story of Nauru is a cautionary parable for our times. It is a preview o w at lies ahead for all of us unless we choose otherwise. The message of Paradise for Sale is one that all of us must hear and understand. Must reading!"
DAVID W. ORR Professor and Chair, Environmental Studies Program, Oberlin College