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Planet Earth: Problems and Prospects

Proceedings

Edited By: James Leith, Ray Price and John Spencer

196 pages, Figs, tabs

McGill-Queens University Press

Paperback | Dec 1995 | #46851 | ISBN: 0773513124
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Hardback | Jun 1995 | #46849 | ISBN: 0773512926
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About this book

In 1991, a symposium brought together humanists, historians, earth scientists, biologists, medical scientists, physicians and sociologists to discuss problems facing our planet, and identify potential solutions. The results are presented in this book.


Contents

Humankind - agent and victim of global change in the geosphere-biosphere system, Digby J. McLaren; our common future - world development and the environment, Alistair M. Taylor and Duncan M. Taylor; changes in climates of the past - lessons for the future, Michael B. McElroy; hunger, livelihoods, and the environment, Gita Sen; species impoverishment, M. Brock Fenton; the interface of health, population, and development - the ecology of health, Rex Fendall; environmental toxicology, Gabriel L. Plaa; Aboriginal peoples - the Canadian experience?, Marlene Brant Castellano; science and politics on plant Earth, Michael Ignatieff.

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