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Where the dragon meets the Angry River : nature and power in the People's Republic of China

Author: R Edward Grumbine
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press : Shearwater Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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China's meteoric rise to economic powerhouse might be charted with dams. Every river in the country has been tapped to power exploding cities and factories--every river but one. Running through one of the richest natural areas in the world, the Nujiang's raging waters were on the verge of being dammed when a 2004government moratorium halted construction. Might the Chinese dragon bow to the "Angry River"? Would  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R Edward Grumbine
ISBN: 9781597265515 1597265519 1610911601 9781610911603
OCLC Number: 470818673
Description: 236 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The Highest Good --
The Frontier and the Middle Kingdom --
Under the Jade Dragon --
Old Mountains, Young Parks --
In the Land of Twelve Thousand Rice Fields --
Into the Great Green Triangle --
The Dragon Meets the Angry River --
China 2020 --
Conservation with Chinese Characteristics.
Responsibility: R. Edward Grumbine.

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Brings together the many facets of conservation and development in China, from the poorest rural hamlets to a globalized world.  Read more...

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