This unique work addresses the most urgent and critical dilemmas of our civilization: humanity's real place in the natural environment and the gravity of the ecological threat before us. Leading Russian authors present the ecological, demographic, economic and socio-psychological manifestations of the global crisis to demonstrate the immutable laws and limitations which determine the existence of all living things in the biosphere.
From the reviews: "This timely, well-organized book provides intriguing insights into the 21st-century plight of the human-built and natural worlds. Danilov-Danil'yan and Losev (both, Russian Academy of Sciences) and Reyf (German journalist) argue that the direct dependence of people on critical ecosystem services requires ! social, psychological, and economic trends that underpin the problem. The book's six parts aptly reveal the breath and depth of the analysis ! . Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries." (P. R. Pinet, Choice, Vol. 46 (11), July, 2009)
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