Barriers to a Better Environment: What Stops Us Solving Environmental Problems?
Trudgill proposes a new framework for thinking about environmental issues and how to tackle them. Using original graphics, and a new typology, he identifies the nature, operation, and interrelationship of technological, economic, social, and political barriers to a better environment, and illustrates his argument with real world examples including soil erosion, the ozone hole, and pollution. Distributed by Columbia U. Press. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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