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

Autore: Craig Simons
Editore: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : English : First editionVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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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Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Craig Simons
ISBN: 9780312581763 0312581769 1250023181 9781250023186
Numero OCLC: 795174924
Descrizione: viii, 289 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contenuti: 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.
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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  Per saperne di più…

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