People and Their Planet: Searching for Balance

People and Their Planet: Searching for Balance

by Barbara Sundberg Baudot
     
 

These essays focus on the relations between people and the planet's life supporting resources, the symptoms of imbalance in this relationship, and ways to establish a sustainable equilibrium. Bringing together not only scientific insight but also politics, economics, poetry, culture and the human spirit, the book is invaluable for understanding the geographical… See more details below

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These essays focus on the relations between people and the planet's life supporting resources, the symptoms of imbalance in this relationship, and ways to establish a sustainable equilibrium. Bringing together not only scientific insight but also politics, economics, poetry, culture and the human spirit, the book is invaluable for understanding the geographical variations of environmental impact by human populations.

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Assembles research into the relations between exponential population growth, increasing scarcity of resources and living space, and unbridled economic growth and consumerism; into symptoms suggesting an imbalance between them; and into ways to establish a balance. Among the perspectives are an empirical look at national carbon dioxide production, current demographics and environmental trends in Mexico City, and factors leading to population growth in Bangladesh and their impacts on the environment. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312217150
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
02/15/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
339
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.76(h) x 1.16(d)

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