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About this book
About this book
Examines the importance of air pollution for the forests of rapidly industrialising countries and regions. Several chapters examine the importance of forest fires as a source of air pollution, with particular reference being made to the southeast Asian fires in recent years. The available information about the effects of this pollution on the surrounding forests is reviewed, and recommendations are made for a better understanding of the impacts.
General problems associated with air quality in developing countries, A. Abdul Rahim; air pollution problems in the forested areas of Mexico and Central America, L.I. de Bauer, T. Hernandez-Tejeda and J.M. Skelly; regional impacts, consequences and policy options in relation to air pollution in Latin America, R. Herrera and N. Chacon; forest problems in Africa, A.M. van Tienhovern, K.A. Olbrich and T.F. Fameso; forestry problems related to air pollution in central Asia, D.I. Odintsov; forestry problems and air pollution in China and Korea, He Shang, Young-Kul Kim and Deying Xu; forestry problems in south-east Asia, Dahlan binTaha and Mohd. Puat bin Dahalan; research on air pollution impacts on Indian forests, M. Agrawal and S.B. Agrawal; the importance of woodfuels as a source of pollution in developing and rapidly industrializing countries, J.L. Innes; forest fires and atmospheric pollution, R. Atmawwidjaja and D.F. Richards; development of the regional policy process for air pollution in Asia, Africa and Latin America, W.K. Hicks, J.C.I. Kuylenstierna, et al.