Encyclopaedia Of Environment Has A Wide Coverage And Comprehensively Studies The Global Environmental Change And Environmental Degradation Mainly Caused By Human Interference Air Pollution And Ozone Depletion, Greenhouse Effects, Climatic Change, Land Degradation, Deforestation, Desertification, Loss Of Biodiversity, Surface And Groundwater Contamination, Hazardous Wastes And Agricultural Pollution, And Several Other Problems Related To Environment That Are Of Primary Concern.It Is Highly Likely That Environmental Degradation Would Reduce The Capacity Of Human Societies To Maintain Their Lifestyles At Existing Levels Since The Driving Forces Of Global Economy May No Longer Be Able To Use In Sustained Manner The Limited Resources Of The Earth. Although The Consequences Of Environmental Degradation Are Sometimes Not Recognized But In Many Cases They Are Intentionally Ignored Because Of The Illusory Higher Economic Gains.Realising The Urgent Need For Arresting The Trend; For Developing Awareness In The Readers About The Preservation Of Biodiversity And Its Significance For Life, Sustainability And Equity; And For Warning Against The Consequences Of Environmental Exploitation As Well, The Present Encyclopaedia Of Environment Has Been Compiled. It Not Only Studies The Problems Related To Environment But Also Suggests Suitable Remedial Measures.Attempts Have Been Made To Include In These Well-Documented Volumes All The Latest Major Policies Adopted By The United Nations Organisation And Its Affiliated Agencies As Well As By The Developed And Developing Countries Across The World.The First Four Volumes Of The Encyclopaedia Include Papers On Environment, Glossary Of Global Warming And A Detailed Bibliography To Enable The Readers To Persue The Study Further. The Following Five Volumes Include International, Regional And National Conventions; Protocols; Treaties And Agreement Relating To Environment And The Indian Laws For Clean Environment, And Pollution Control.The Book Would Be Highly Useful For Students And Researchers Engaged In The Study Of Environment. It Would Also Be Useful To Government Executives And Ngos Concerned With Environment And Pollution Problems. Since The Laymen Are Deeply Interested In Clean Environment, The Book Would Be Of Great Interest To Them.
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This second edition provides an account of modern environmental issues and the physical and socio-economic framework in which they are set. It explains the principles and applications of the different parts of the Earth's system: the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere, and explains the interrelationships within and between these systems. It explores the present environmental crisis, examines how the planet Earth fits in the wider universe and explores human-environment interactions. (Midwest).
Many Americans today view the government as the savior of the environment. When it comes to protecting land, fish, and wildlife, the common response is to let government do it. The contributors to Government Versus the Environment encourage us to consider government in a different light by looking at clear instances of public programs that foster environmental destruction. They provide an in-depth look at of how the political process can adversely impact the quality of our environment and argue that the government's track record in managing natural resources has been and continues to be abysmal. The case studies in Government Versus the Environment will cause readers to think twice about the all-too-familiar calls for more government for the sake of the environment.
A reference book consisting mainly of revised versions of selected papers presented at a workshop on 'Bureaucracy, Markets and the Environment', held in October 1992 at Monash University. Critically examines the range of tools for environmental protection available to governments. Provides a set of principles and recommendations to guide environmental policy makers and various contributors assess the various instruments for environmental protection against a range of criteria. Considers developments in environmental management in Europe, US and Australia. Includes an index. The author has also written 'Environmentalism and Political Theory'.
This major, definitive anthology of writings is a complete and up-to-date guide to environmental literacy. This major anthology is the first to apply a fully interdisciplinary approach to environmental studies. A comprehensive guide to environmental literacy, the book demonstrates how the sciences, social sciences, and humanities all contribute to understanding our interrelationships with the natural world. Though not specialized, Environment is a book that even specialists can learn from. Ten innovative case studies--climate shock, species endangerment, nuclear power, biotechnology, sustainable development, deforestation, environmental security, globalization, wilderness, and the urban environment--are followed by readings from specific disciplines. These can be integrated with the case studies to shape individual interests and teaching strategies. The volume presents an imaginative array of texts, from scientific papers to poetry, legal decisions to historical accounts, personal essays to economic analysis. Taken together, these selections provide a balanced, authoritative, and up-to-date treatment of key issues in environmental studies.
Handbook on Trade and the Environment is a good source for those looking for a better understanding of political issues, of legal debates, and of the state of discussion between government, industry, NGO, and private sector groups on topics that are not often treated elsewhere. Judith M. Dean, World Trade Review I would recommend the book to anyone concerned with the interaction of trade and the environment. John Goodier, Reference Reviews In this comprehensive reference work, Kevin Gallagher has compiled a fresh and broad-ranging collection of expert voices commenting on the interdisciplinary field of trade and the environment. For over two decades policymakers and scholars have been struggling to understand the relationship between international trade in a globalizing world and its effects on the natural environment. The authors in this Handbook provide the tools to do just that. The editor s well-worked introduction synthesizes the emerging themes of the collection, which is divided into three sections: trade and environmental quality, trade and environmental politics, and trade and environmental policy. Topics include the extent to which trade liberalization creates pollution havens where dirty industries flock to poorer countries with lax environmental standards, and conversely, how multinational corporations bring cleaner environmental technologies to developing countries when they choose to move abroad. The volume also addresses the extent to which national environmental policy and/or global environmental agreements clash with the emerging rules of the World Trade Organization and whether such environmental policies hinder export competitiveness. Finally, numerous political economy analyses of the complex political coalitions that arise to adapt to and mitigate changes in trade and environmental policy are provided. In addition to broader overviews of the field, in-depth case studies of nations and regions are offered, including the United States, the European Union, China, India and Mexico as well East Asia, Latin America, and Africa. The volume will serve as a guide for scholars new to the field as well as students and policy-makers needing a quick reference to the research on the interface between trade and the environment.
|Book Title||: Principles for Evaluating Chemicals in the Environment|
|Author||: Committee for the Working Conference on Principles of Protocols for Evaluating Chemicals in the Environment|
|Publisher||: National Academies|
|Release Date||: 1975-01-01|
|Available Language||: English, Spanish, And French|
Accessible and lively, this is the first introductory level text to introduce the key issues in the rapidly growing area of gender and environment. This text provides an analysis of how gender relations affect the natural environment and of how environmental issues have a differential impact on women and men. Using case studies from the developed and developing worlds, this text covers · gendered roles in the family · community and international connections · conception · giving birth · western practices · the body and the self.
It covers a wide range of topics dealing with the complex relationship between people and the environment.