The Global Environment: Securing a Sustainable Future

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 1992 - Nature - 480 pages
 

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Contents

Towards
1
Looking Back Looking Forward
9
Sustainable Society
10
The Background
12
Species Communities Ecosystems Evolution and Competition
15
Diversity in Ecosystems
29
Global Habitats
38
Biomes
39
Summary
226
PART FOUR Energy Resources and Recycling
230
Conventional Energy Resources
233
CoalRich Resources Serious Impacts
239
Oil and Natural GasGlobally Maldistributed
247
Nuclear PowerHighTech Servant with
253
Hydro Tidal Wind and Geothermal
266
Geothermal Energy
276

The Flow of Materials and Energy
59
Energy Flow in Ecosystems
67
Ecosystem Stability
78
Population Ecology
81
Growing and Declining Populations
82
Summary
90
PART TWO Human Population Issues
92
Human Population Problems
95
Effects of Rapid Population Growth on Health
105
Population Growth in Developed Nations
112
Summary
121
Limiting Population Growth
124
Methods of Limiting Population Growth
127
PART THREE Land and Wildlife Resources
146
Erosion and Desertification
150
Desertification
155
Summary
163
Pesticides
164
Summary
181
Feeding the Worlds People
183
Increasing the Worlds Food Supply
185
Agriculture and the Future
195
Summary
204
Endangered Biodiversity
206
Why Species Loss Is Accelerating
211
Protecting Wildlife Resources
218
Summary
282
Solar Energy and Energy Conservation
284
Summary
304
Solid and Hazardous Wastes and the Recycling Alternative
307
Hazardous Wastes
311
Source Reduction as a Solution
319
Summary
323
PART FIVE Air and Water Resources
326
Urban Air Pollution
330
Carbon Monoxide and Photochemical
337
Pollutant Standards Index and Summary
343
Acid Rain
351
Other Effects of Acid Rain
357
Calls for Action on Acid Rain
363
Carbon Dioxide Global Climate Change and Ozone Depletion
369
Water Resources and the Quality of Natural Waters
389
Water Pollution ControlControlling Point
399
Marine Waters
406
Summary
413
The Water We Drink
417
Chemicals in Drinking Water
420
Summary
430
PART SIX Sustainable Global Societies
434
Principles for a Sustainable Society
437
Conclusion Towards a Sustainable Society
453
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