Environment and the Developing World: Principles, Policies and Management / Edition 1

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Overview

The brunt of the environmental conservation rests on the developing nations. This book combines physical and biological analysis with social and development analysis to help meet the needs of both the environment and developing countries. It discusses environmental issues as well as the techniques and infrastructure for their management at the local, national and global level. Integrating earth and natural sciences, engineering and economics to focus on the interrelated, interdisciplinary nature of sustainable development. It critically reviews economic, social and regulatory practice to prepare readers for the future trend in global environmental management.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471983385
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/7/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 370
  • Product dimensions: 6.79 (w) x 9.74 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Introduction 3
Ch. 2 Introduction to the Physical Environment 13
Ch. 3 World Population: Distribution and Trends 31
Ch. 4 Economics of Environment: Concepts and Tools 41
Ch. 5 Natural Vegetation as a Resource 67
Ch. 6 Land Use and Environmental Impact 91
Ch. 7 Development of Water Resources 111
Ch. 8 Energy and Development 135
Ch. 9 Changing Air Quality 151
Ch. 10 Urban Development and Environmental Modification 175
Ch. 11 The Coastal Waters 205
Ch. 12 Techniques for Environmental Evaluation 227
Ch. 13 The History of Current Environmental Awareness 247
Ch. 14 Current Global Events and Projected Effects 257
Ch. 15 Environmental Arrangements: Present and Future 283
Ch. 16 Global Governance for Environment 297
Ch. 17 The Main Issues 321
References 333
Index 345
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