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Saving Our Planet: Challenges and Hopes

By: M Tolba

304 pages, Illus

Chapman & Hall

Paperback | Dec 1992 | #16986 | ISBN: 0412473704
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About this book

This major environmental document analyses the changes (both positive and negative) that have occurred in the environment in the past two decades. It focuses not only on the state of the environment but also on the interactions between development activities and the environment. The book highlights the main responses since 1972 to protect the environment, and draws on a wide-ranging review of the scientific literature, UNEP reports (and other sources) and over 500 references are given.


Part 1 The state of the environment: atmospheric pollution; ozone depletion; climate change; marine pollution; freshwater resources and water quality; land degradation and desertification; deforestation and degradation of forests; loss of biological diversity; environmental hazards; toxic chemicals and hazardous wastes. Part 2 Development activities and environment: agriculture and food production; industry; energy production and use; transport; tourism. Part 3 Human conditions and well-being: population growth and human development; human settlements; human health; peace, security and the environment. Part 4 Perceptions, attitudes and responses: perceptions and attitudes; responses. Part 5 Challenges and priorities for action.

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