Global Ecology

Global Ecology

by Vaclav Smil
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415098866

ISBN-13: 9780415098861

Pub. Date: 10/21/1993

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The magnitude and rapidity of global environmental change threatens the perpetuation of life on Earth. Many aspects of this crisis are familiar to us - the destruction of tropical rainforests, the hole in the Antarctic ozone, desertification, soil erosion - yet we avoid the underlying challenge of a rapidly deteriorating ecological system and the breadth and

Overview

The magnitude and rapidity of global environmental change threatens the perpetuation of life on Earth. Many aspects of this crisis are familiar to us - the destruction of tropical rainforests, the hole in the Antarctic ozone, desertification, soil erosion - yet we avoid the underlying challenge of a rapidly deteriorating ecological system and the breadth and complexity of responses demanded.
Integrating an analysis of both social and environmental needs, the book explores the premises and problems of different paths towards global management.
With its emphasis on flexible response, Global Ecology furthers our understanding of biospheric change and of our abilities and weaknesses in managing the transition to a sustainable society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415098861
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/21/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

1. Elusive Understanding 2. Existential Realities 3. Environmental Change 4. Effective Strategies 5. Cascading Complications 6. Possible Futures References Index

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