Alias Papa: A Life of Fritz Schumacher

4 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781900322942: Alias Papa: A Life of Fritz Schumacher

E. F. “Fritz” Schumacher was a profound, influential thinker and economist, and this fascinating biography traces his life: from his early years in Germany and his move to England and internment during World War II, through to his later years, with the publication of Small Is Beautiful and the worldwide fame that resulted. Schumacher, at a time of unlimited economic growth, challenged this ideology and proposed an approach that recognized the impossibility of continuous growth in a finite world, and warned against the world's increasing dependence on oil. He was a key figure in the development of the environmental movement and was adamantly opposed to what he saw as violent solutions to economic problems, arguing against nuclear energy and advocating human-scale technology and organic cultivation. Schumacher's particular genius was to bring together the theoretical and the practical. He set up the Intermediate Technology Development Group (now Practical Action) to provide small-scale technology for developing countries, and his people-centered approach to development has now been adopted throughout the world. Alias Papa, written by his eldest daughter, shows how his thinking and beliefs changed and evolved as his rigorous and questioning search for truth caused him to reflect on the events of his life and embark on a spiritual journey which was to change him as an economist and as a person.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Barbara Wood is Fritz Schumacher's eldest daughter. She is a writer with a background in economics, history, and theology, and has worked for the Intermediate Technology Development Group (founded by her father) and the Voluntary Services Overseas Association.

Review:

“This is a sweet biography of a great man, written by his eldest daughter. It is an enjoyable read.”  —Reforesting Scotland journal

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 19.99
US$ 14.55

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Barbara Wood
Published by GREEN BOOKS, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 1900322943 ISBN 13: 9781900322942
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description GREEN BOOKS, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. E. F. Schumacher was a profound and influential thinker and economist who, at a time of unlimited economic growth, challenged this ideology and proposed an approach to economics as if people mattered . He was one of the first to recognise the impossibility of continuous growth in a finite world, and warned against the world s increasing dependence on oil. He was a key figure in the development of the environmental movement and was adamantly opposed to what he saw as violent solutions to economic problems, arguing against nuclear energy and advocating human-scale technology and organic cultivation. Schumacher s particular genius was to bring together the theoretical and the practical. He set up the Intermediate Technology Development Group (now Practical Action) to provide small-scale technology for developing countries, and his people-centred approach to development has now been adopted throughout the world. This fascinating biography traces Schumacher s life: from his early years in Germany and his move to England and internment during the Second World War, through to his later years, with the publication of Small is Beautiful and the worldwide fame that resulted. It shows how his thinking and beliefs changed and evolved as his rigorous and questioning search for truth caused him to reflect on the events of his life and embark on a spiritual journey which was to change him as an economist and as a person. Bookseller Inventory # AAO9781900322942

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Barbara Wood
Published by GREEN BOOKS, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 1900322943 ISBN 13: 9781900322942
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description GREEN BOOKS, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. E. F. Schumacher was a profound and influential thinker and economist who, at a time of unlimited economic growth, challenged this ideology and proposed an approach to economics as if people mattered . He was one of the first to recognise the impossibility of continuous growth in a finite world, and warned against the world s increasing dependence on oil. He was a key figure in the development of the environmental movement and was adamantly opposed to what he saw as violent solutions to economic problems, arguing against nuclear energy and advocating human-scale technology and organic cultivation. Schumacher s particular genius was to bring together the theoretical and the practical. He set up the Intermediate Technology Development Group (now Practical Action) to provide small-scale technology for developing countries, and his people-centred approach to development has now been adopted throughout the world. This fascinating biography traces Schumacher s life: from his early years in Germany and his move to England and internment during the Second World War, through to his later years, with the publication of Small is Beautiful and the worldwide fame that resulted. It shows how his thinking and beliefs changed and evolved as his rigorous and questioning search for truth caused him to reflect on the events of his life and embark on a spiritual journey which was to change him as an economist and as a person. Bookseller Inventory # AAO9781900322942

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Barbara Wood
Published by Green Books (2011)
ISBN 10: 1900322943 ISBN 13: 9781900322942
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
HALCYON BOOKS
(LONDON, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Green Books, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000507265

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 5.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.11
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Wood, Barbara
Published by Green Books (2011)
ISBN 10: 1900322943 ISBN 13: 9781900322942
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Green Books, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. reissue edition. 288 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __1900322943

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.80
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Barbara Wood
Published by Green Books (2011)
ISBN 10: 1900322943 ISBN 13: 9781900322942
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Green Books, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1900322943

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Wood, Barbara
Published by UIT Cambridge Ltd.
ISBN 10: 1900322943 ISBN 13: 9781900322942
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description UIT Cambridge Ltd. Book Condition: Brand New. Ships from USA. FREE domestic shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 1900322943

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Barbara Wood
Published by UIT Cambridge Ltd. (2011)
ISBN 10: 1900322943 ISBN 13: 9781900322942
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description UIT Cambridge Ltd., 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1900322943

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 36.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Barbara Wood
ISBN 10: 1900322943 ISBN 13: 9781900322942
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. E. F. Schumacher was a profound and influential thinker and economist who, at a time of unlimited economic growth, challenged this ideology and proposed an approach to economi.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 300 pages. 0.590. Bookseller Inventory # 9781900322942

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 37.00
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds