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One earth, one future : our changing global environment

Author: Cheryl Simon Silver; Ruth S DeFries; National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, ©1990.
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Explains the problems that threatens our planet's environmental systems.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Silver, Cheryl Simon.
One earth, one future.
Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, c1990
(OCoLC)645305350
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cheryl Simon Silver; Ruth S DeFries; National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
ISBN: 0309041414 9780309041416 0309046327 9780309046329
OCLC Number: 21410175
Description: xiii, 196 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: New science of the earth --
Lessons from the geologic past --
System interactions --
Humanity : an agent of global environmental change --
Global warming --
Food, water, and changing climate --
Coastlines and rising seas --
Ozone layer and ultraviolet radiation --
Vanishing forests and vanishing species --
Lakes, forests, and acid deposition --
Global change and our common future / Gro Harlem Brundtland.
Responsibility: by Cheryl Simon Silver with Ruth S. DeFries for the National Academy of Sciences.
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Written for nonscientists, One Earth, One Future helps individuals understand the basic science behind environmental alarms and the resulting policy implications that the entire earth must face.  Read more...

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