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One World for One Earth: Saving the environment (Sustainable Development Set)

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 11 Mar 2013
We have only one earth, and how we choose to live in it matters. This highly readable and challenging text sets out some important topical issues that tells us we are not making a very good job of it. From the tropical rainforests to the teeming cities of the developing world and the energy hungry nations of Europe and North America, One World for One Earth shows that many of today's environmental problems can only be understood in terms of both the physical and the social processes involved. At present we are in a vicious circle. Uneven development creates problems of affluence in some areas and problems of poverty in others In both, the environment suffers. Independent local action has a crucial part to play, but to be really effective, sustainable development needs a new context which can only be put in place by international government co-operation.This book, by going beyond the conventional accounts of environmental problems, provides a basis for action.Originally published in 1991
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780415849777
ISBN-10: 0415849772
Pagini: 196
Dimensiuni: 156 x 234 x 11 mm
Greutate: 0 kg
Editura: Routledge
Colecția Routledge
Seria Sustainable Development Set


Cuprins

Introduction1. Earth without Humanity2. Valued Environments: Environmental Values3. Tropical Rain Forests: Use and Abuse4. Feeding the Five Billion5. Urban Crisis6. Minerals: Supplies, Impacts and Regulation7. Energy: a Renewable Future?8. Atmospheric Change: Evidence and Response9. Towards a Sustainable Future10. 'Think Globally, Act Locally'Selected BibliographyIndex