The New Atlas of Planet Management
Norman Myers, Jennifer Kent
University of California Press, 2005 - Nature - 304 pages
The New Atlas of Planet Management was regarded as the most groundbreaking survey of the state of our planet when it was first published in 1984. After over twenty years in print, it has become the bible of the environmental movement and the definitive guide to a planet in critical transition. Regularly featured among the top ten books on the environment, the Atlas has been read by millions of people and translated into more than a dozen languages. This enlarged edition brings the classic reference up-to-date. Thoroughly revised with the latest figures and analysis, fresh full-color and easy-to-read graphics, an expanded format, and a wealth of current environmental and political topics that have arisen during the previous two decades, The New Atlas of Planet Management will equip a further generation of readers with information to face the challenges of the new millennium.
THIS REVISED EDITION CONTAINS:
*Updated chapters on land, oceans, elements, evolution, humankind, civilization, and management
*New sections on consumption, globalization, environmental security, refugees, international terrorism, the rise of information technology, china, and more
*Powerful new illustrations that convey a wealth of information
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Foreword by E 0 Wilson
The fragile miracle 10 Accelerating
The long shadow 16 The changes
The fertile soil 24 The green potential
The world croplands 32 The worlds grazing
The disappearing soil 38 Shrinking
The encroaching desert 44 Hunger
The vital margins 80 The global shoal 82 Ocean
Destruction of habitat 92 Whose ocean?
Harvesting the sea 96 Cleanup for
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