Global Change and Caribbean Vulnerability: Environment, Economy and Society at Risk

Global Change and Caribbean Vulnerability: Environment, Economy and Society at Risk

by Duncan McGregor
     
 

The Caribbean region is facing many challenges in the early years of the twenty-first century, including global warming, population growth, globalization and trade liberalization. This volume makes a significant contribution to the literature, with a range of authors from geography and other disciplines showing how current research is addressing rapid change in the

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The Caribbean region is facing many challenges in the early years of the twenty-first century, including global warming, population growth, globalization and trade liberalization. This volume makes a significant contribution to the literature, with a range of authors from geography and other disciplines showing how current research is addressing rapid change in the region. This is the fourth volume in a series published by the University of the West Indies Press that has focused on the search for development strategies that address the social and economic needs of the people without further deterioration of the region's fragile environmental resource base. This volume focuses upon the vulnerabilities of peoples and their environments, and emphasizes the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in this applied research field. Among the issues examined are climate change, sustainable food production systems, urban planning and community development, and coastal management. The editors conclude the volume by developing the critical research agenda on these and other issues.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789766402211
Publisher:
University of the West Indies Press
Publication date:
11/28/2009
Pages:
389
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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