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The devouring dragon : how China's rise threatens our natural world

Auteur: Craig Simons
Uitgever: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Editie/Formaat:   Print book : Engels : First editionAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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Argues that China's role as an emerging economic power is destroying the environment, citing their status as the largest market for endangered wildlife, top importer of tropical trees, and biggest emitter of greenhouse gases.
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Soort document: Boek
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Craig Simons
ISBN: 9780312581763 0312581769 1250023181 9781250023186
OCLC-nummer: 795174924
Beschrijving: viii, 289 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Inhoud: pt. 1. China's baseline --
The Yangtze --
Baselines --
The Three Gorges Dam --
pt. 2. Life on the brink --
Tiger, tiger, burning bright --
The Sixth Great Extinction --
Corbett National Park --
pt. 3. Our shrinking forests --
A forest laid flat --
New Guinea --
Our future forests --
pt. 4. Our warming skies --
Time travel --
Hopenhagen.
Verantwoordelijkheid: Craig Simons.

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Looks at how China, in its ascendance, has become the world's worst polluting superpower, creating a devastating environmental impact worldwide. This book combines in-depth reporting with  Meer lezen...

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From the coal mines of Colorado to the forests of Papua New Guinea, and all over China in between, Craig Simons illustrates from the ground up how the Middle Kingdom's economic takeoff is upending Meer lezen...

 
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