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Dictionary of Environment & Develop Cl: People, Places, Ideas, and Organizations [Hardcover]

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31 Dec 1993
An encyclopaedia-style A-Z of environment and development, this book is written at a popular level with entries on projects, institutions, leading individuals, important national agreements and scientific developments. It lists all global organizations and includes a "Who's Who" of which nations are members of which regional and international groupings. The 800 headwords reflect a range of subjects from acid rain and armaments spending, through the Decade of Women, food irradiation, Keynes, Live Aid and remote sensing to yellow fever and the World Bank. The author also wrote "The State of the Earth Atlas" and the "Gaia Peace Atlas".
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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: MIT Press; MIT Press ed edition (31 Dec 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262032074
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262032070
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 21 x 1.9 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,982,378 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Informative, suitably judgmental without being intrinsically so, and pleasantly rich in statistical backup...The major troublespots are well covered, such as forest loss and biodiversity, Antarctica, and the global warming debate, and a host often tendentious environment-development conflicts across the globe... and it is firmly up to date even in this very rapidly changing world." --Timothy O'Riordan, Times Higher Education Supplement "'Dictionary' doesn't begin to do justice to what is really a 'desktop encyclopedia.", --D. Jane Pratt, UNCED Coordinator, The WorldBank --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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