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About this book
About this book
New edition of the classic environmental handbook.
From the publisher's announcement:
The New Atlas of Planet Management was regarded as the most groundbreaking survey of the state of our planet when it was first published in 1984. After over twenty years in print, it has become the bible of the environmental movement and the definitive guide to a planet in critical transition. Regularly featured among the top ten books on the environment, the Atlas has been read by millions of people and translated into more than a dozen languages. This enlarged edition brings the classic reference up-to-date. Thoroughly revised with the latest figures and analysis, fresh full-colour and easy-to-read graphics, an expanded format, and a wealth of current environmental and political topics that have arisen during the previous two decades, The New Atlas of Planet Management will equip a further generation of readers with information to face the challenges of the new millennium.
Part 1 The land potential, the land crisis and managing the land; Part 2 The ocean potential, the ocean crisis and managing the ocean; Part 3 The elemental potential, the elemental crisis and managing the elements; Part 4 The evolutionary potential, evolution in crisis and evolution in management; Part 5 The humankind potential and crisis - the inability to participate and managing ourselves; Part 6 The power of civilisation and crisis - the divided world and managing our civilisation; Part 7 The management potential and crisis - the threat of war and under new management.
PROFESSOR NORMAN MYERS IS AN HONORARY VISITING FELLOW OF GREEN COLLEGE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY AND A VISITING PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITIES OF HARVARD, CORNELL, STANFORD, CALIFORNIA, MICHIGAN AND TEXAS. HE HAS SERVED AS SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR TO MANY GOVERNMENTS, INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES AND ACADEMIC BODIES INCLUDING THE WHITE HOUSE, NATO AND THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION. AMOUNG THE VARIOUS FORMS OF RECOGNITION RECEIVED IS BEING AWARDED A QUEEN'S HONOUR FOR 'SERVICES TO THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT' AND THE 2001 BLUE PLANET PRIZE.