Environmental Management in the Soviet Union

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CUP Archive, Jul 26, 1991 - Nature - 314 pages
Environmental problems and their management were one of the main areas of concern for the Soviet government in the late 1980s, just before its dissolution. In this original study, first published in 1991, barely preceding the Soviet Union's collapse, Professor Philip Pryde examines the pervasive nature of biosphere disruption and environmental contaminants in the country and the extent to which they represented a threat to the Soviet populace and its resource base. This book was the first comprehensive study of Soviet environmental issues and was written by an international specialist on Soviet environmental problems and management. It was first published at a time when the Western world was increasingly following developments in the Soviet Union with interest and environmental protection had become one of the primary topics of glasnost. Environmental Management in the Soviet Union will therefore be essential reading for environmental historians and for students and specialists of conservation and environmental management with a special interest in the Soviet Union.
 

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Contents

the state of the Soviet environment in the 1990s
1
Managing the Soviet atmosphere
17
whither nuclear energy?
36
Renewable energy resources
56
The quest for clean water
75
Controlling toxic and urban wastes
93
Managing Soviet forest resources
112
Soviet nature reserves zapovedniki
136
Protecting the land
196
The water crisis in Soviet Central Asia
213
Assessing the environmental impacts of development
233
Glasnost and public environmental activism
247
International environmental cooperation
266
The future environment of the Soviet Union
278
References
294
Index
309

a new feature on the Soviet landscape
157
Managing wildlife and endangered species
171

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