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AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment


By: Paul Harrison and Fred Pearce

204 pages, Col illus, 115 figs, 80 tabs, 60 maps

University of California Press

Paperback | May 2001 | #118330 | ISBN: 0520230841
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Hardback | May 2001 | #118326 | ISBN: 0520230817
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Important analysis of the relationships between human population and the environment. Illustrating through text, maps, and diagrams how population factors such as rates of growth, density, movement, and resource consumption, along with the use of certain technologies, affect the world's ecosystems and natural resources both in the short and long term. Using sophisticated mapping and graphic techniques, it provides quantitative analyses of the important links between such factors as human population density, rates of growth, migration, resource consumption, and technologies, and the state of the global environment.

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Paul Harrison's publications include The Greening of Africa (1987) and The Third Revolution (1992). He has also written extensively for various United Nations agencies. In 1998 he was awarded the United Nations Environment Programme's Global 500 Award for outstanding contributions to the environment. Fred Pearce's work appears regularly in New Scientist, The Independent, and The Times Higher Education Supplement. His publications include Turning Up the Heat (1989) and The Dammed (1994). He has also written frequently for international agencies including UNEP and UNESCO. Peter Raven is Director of the Missouri Botanical Gardens and President of the AAAS.

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