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Environmental Data Report 1993-1994

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By: United Nations Environment Programme

415 pages, Figs, tabs, maps


Paperback | Dec 1993 | Edition: 4 | #12369 | ISBN: 0631190430
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This authoritative reference provides data tables supported by concise explanatory text which describes the sources and reliability of the data, and gives related background information useful for interpreting environmental trends.
` As a compendium of information ... this book should serve as a fine reference source for those who want a quick insight into global patterns and trends of environmental decline.' Norman Myers, Nature

Some reviews of previous editions: "It is a veritable mine of information ... the data provided by this impressive, wide-ranging and often fascinating report are therefore useful as 'one-offs' to include in a lecture, a textbook, or a general report, and as such the volume is a valuable reference work." Applied Geography "This book is as much a scientifically prepared 'report' as it is 'data'. It makes interesting, thoughtful and very depressing reading, but it is strongly recommended as a source of subject-awareness for the research worker and student and as a source of facts, of varying degrees of hardness, for supporting arguments in the political arena, on the needs for action to avert further deterioration of the environment." W. R. Stanton, Biological Wastes "As a compendium of information ... this book should serve as a fine reference source for those who want a quick insight into global patterns and trends of environmental decline." Norman Meyers, Nature


Foreward. Notes to Users. Introduction. Part I: Environmental Pollution: Atmosphere. Soils and Sediments. Water Quality. Biological Monitoring. Integrated Monitoring. Human Exposure. Part II: Climate: Predictions for climate Change. Climate System Monitoring and Research. Detection of Climate Change. Part III: Natural Resources: Land Resources. Food and Agricultural Resources. Forests and Woodlands. Fresh Water Resources. Fisheries. Wildlife Resources. Part IV: Population/Settlements: Population. Development. Part V: Human Health: General Health Status Indicators. Environmentally-related Diseases. Part VI: Energy: Energy Resources. Production and Consumption. Part VII: Industry and Transport: Industry. Transport. Part VIII: Waste and Waste Management: Waste Generation. Movements of Hazardous Wastes. Waste Treatment and Disposal. Waste Recovery, Recycling and Prevention. Part IX: Enivironmental Disasters: Natural Disasters. Industrial Incidents and Accidents. Part X: International Co-operation: The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. The Global Environment Facility. International Agreements. Appendix 1: List of Contributors. Appendix 2: List of Country Names. Appendix 3: List of Abbreviations.

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