A Leap to an Ecological Economy

Derek’s third edition of A Leap to an Ecological Economy was published in March 2022. There is much new in this latest edition. See it at amazon.ca: A Leap to an Ecological Economy, third edition, hardcover.

The publication of a multimedia (online) edition of A Leap to an Ecological Economy (third edition) took place in February 2021. The publishers, Wizvox Médias can be reached at info@wizvox.com.

Anyone unfamiliar with online books could find this book launch very instructive and useful.

The second edition is no longer for sale from the publisher. A third edition will soon also be available in paperback and ebook, both in English (Rushmore Press) and French (Les Editions St Honoré).

La troisième édition sera bientôt publiée en français par les Editions St Honoré. Titre: Un bond vers une économie écologique.

Derek Paul

About the author:

Derek Paul is a retired physicist, turned generalist. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Cambridge University and then worked for three years in industry. In 1953 he took up residence in Kingston, Ontario teaching and doing research in atomic physics for a decade at the Royal Military College of Canada. He obtained a doctorate from Queens University in 1958. Read More : Lire la suite

Au sujet de l’ auteur:
Physicien à la retraite, Derek Paul est aussi l’auteur de nombreux ouvrages sur des sujets variés. Après l’obtention de son baccalauréat, à Cambridge University, en Angleterre, il travaille pendant trois ans dans l’industrie britannique. En 1953, il déménage à Kingston, en Ontario, où il enseigne et poursuit des recherches en physique atomique, pendant une décennie, au Collège militaire royal du Canada. Read More : Lire la suite


I have read your book and … it remains the book I would have liked to have written. … You have described a way forward … Thank you for your important contribution to the literature in the field of ecological economics.” Glenn Griffin MD, MSc, MEd

Convinced the present … economic system can’t help us survive imminent collapse from … the climate crisis, Derek Paul sets out a new hopeful ecological economics, based on the life principle, the recognition that all life … is interconnected and dependent on Earth for survival. Paul’s ecological economics would replace the present economy of waste with a sustainable system. In a well-organized text with succinct chapters and useful scholarly references, he aims to promote discussion at both community and policy-making levels. Phyllis Creighton (historian, editor).

… Naming the major elements that have to shift … and the key steps to make the shift, moves the debate beyond … the end of oil into the emergent shape of the new paradigm … my deep appreciation for your work … Bob Fugere, NGO director.

Bravo for an extraordinary effort to see things right. The book is both modest and immoderately visionary … yet it covers a vast expanse without coming across as superficial. On the contrary you have done and summarized a great amount of diligence in addressing a subject of truly immense scope and complexity. Franklyn Griffiths, Prof Emeritus, Political Science.

The aim of this book is certainly essential, and I find myself in agreement with all the major topics expressed and explained in the 22 chapters. … I certainly will pass the book along to friends to learn … the important message expressed so succinctly here. J. Hellebust, biologist