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Leaving Eden: To Protect and Manage the Earth

By: E Nisbet

352 pages, Illus

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Nov 1991 | #14369 | ISBN: 0521425794
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Hardback | Nov 1991 | #14368 | ISBN: 0521393116
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About this book

Presents wide-ranging survey of all aspects of preservation of the natural environment, with particular emphasis on the interaction of human behaviour and nature. The book presents information and perspectives from environmental science, geography, economics, and earth science.

'This book stands out from the pack by its copious use of data and the ease with which its thesis may be understood.' TEG News ' ... provides clear, concise accounts of the different aspects of global environmental change ...' New Scientist


Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements and apologies; 1. Introduction; 2. The natural earth; 3. The causes of change; 4. The consequences of change; 5. To manage the planet; 6. Reducing our impact: the means to generate and conserve energy; 7. Managing the Earth's vegetation; 8. The management of man; 9. A new global economy.

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