This short volume attempts to review the state of the art of evaluating intangible benefits and costs associated with the use of the environment. It attempts to synthesize, organize and criticize those techniques which have been widely used in the past for this purpose. While attempting to be comprehensive, it has been necessary to exclude from discussion some of the less prominent texts in order that the most useful and recent works may be reviewed more fully. For a complete description of techniques which are discussed herein, the reader is referred to the original texts, while for a description of new evaluatory techniques the reader is referred to his own mental resources which, it is hoped, will be stimulated by this volume.
By Nicholas H. Coomber and Asit K. Biswas, 1973, Genera Press, New York, 77 pages.