World Who Is Who and Does What in Environment and Conservation

World Who Is Who and Does What in Environment and Conservation

by Nicholas Polunin, Lynn M. Curme
     
 

'This is a valuable guide for policy makers, lobbyists, researchers and students wishing to stay current on the vast array of organisations and individuals involved in the global environmental movement. In this age of increasing globalisation, the ability to network and lobby effectively is greatly facilitated by the existence of such a comprehensive guide.

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'This is a valuable guide for policy makers, lobbyists, researchers and students wishing to stay current on the vast array of organisations and individuals involved in the global environmental movement. In this age of increasing globalisation, the ability to network and lobby effectively is greatly facilitated by the existence of such a comprehensive guide. Congratulations on this important and timely work of reference: MAURICE STRONG Chairman, Earth Council Senior Adviser to the President of the World Bank Secretary-General, UNCHE (Stockholm, 1972) and UNCED (Rio, 1992) 'Environment and conservation have become so important today that a guide such as this, edited by someone with the credibility of Nicholas Polunin, will play a very useful role.' Professor JOSE GOLDEMBERG Rector, University of Silo Paulo Former Minister of Education and of Environment, Brazil 'Environmentalists come in all shapes, sizes and disciplines, and this diversity makes them hard to locate in standard works of reference (in which relatively few are represented). This unique volume fills a major gap and will be an invaluable handbook both for people like myself, working in the field, and others who need to find out about various varieties of 'green people'.' Sir MARTIN W HOLDGATE President, Zoological Society of London Former Director-General, IUCN 'This will be a unique and invaluable aid for any person concerned with environmental action in the international arena. The editor has himself exercised a highly productive leadership there over many years: GILBERT F WHITE Gustavson Distinguished Professor of Geography Emeritus, University of Colorado at Boulder. Originally published in 1996

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Provides a source of concise information on the major figures in environment and conservation. Contains biographical listings of 1,300 individuals worldwide, who were chosen based on the editor's research and recommendations of the IUCN (The World Conservation Union), WWF International, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), and other concerned bodies. Each biography contains information on the individual's qualifications and affiliations, academic background and work experience, achievements and awards, special interests and publications. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312174484
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Edition description:
1
Pages:
604
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.54(h) x 1.39(d)

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