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The state of the Earth : environmental challenges on the road to 2100

Author: Paul Keith Conkin
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007.
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The pace of human progress accelerated profoundly in the twentieth century, spawning revolutionary advances in medicine, agriculture, and industry. Between 1900 and 2000, the world's population quadrupled, and production and consumption of goods increased by a factor of twelve. In The State of the Earth, award-winning historian Paul K. Conkin offers a balanced, nuanced, and ultimately hopeful assessment of the major  Read more...
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Conkin, Paul Keith.
State of the Earth.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007
(OCoLC)603715979
Online version:
Conkin, Paul Keith.
State of the Earth.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007
(OCoLC)608380213
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Keith Conkin
ISBN: 9780813124117 0813124115 9780813192253 0813192250
OCLC Number: 71842638
Description: xii, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
pt. 1. The setting and the challenge --
1. Our green planet --
2. Population, consumption, and the environment --
pt. 2. Vital resources --
3. Soil, vegetation, and food --
4. Water and energy : will there be enough? --
pt. 3. The human threat --
5. Pollution, waste, and the ozone layer --
6. The extinction crisis --
pt. 4. Climate change --
7. Climate change in a glacial epoch --
8. Greenhouse gases and the climate change --
pt. 5. Environmental policies and philosophies --
9. Reform environmentalists and American environmental policy --
10. Passionate environmentalism --
A personal afterword --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Paul K. Conkin.
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