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

Autor: R Edward Grumbine
Editorial: Washington, DC : Island Press : Shearwater Books, ©2010.
Edición/Formato:   Libro-e : Documento : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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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  Leer más
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Género/Forma: Electronic books
Formato físico adicional: Print version:
Grumbine, R. Edward.
Where the dragon meets the Angry River.
Washington, DC : Island Press : Shearwater Books, ©2010
(DLC) 2009045718
(OCoLC)470818673
Tipo de material: Documento, Recurso en Internet
Tipo de documento Recurso internet, Archivo de computadora
Todos autores / colaboradores: R Edward Grumbine
ISBN: 9781597268110 1597268119
Número OCLC: 680038482
Descripción: 1 online resource (236 pages, [8] pages of plates) : color illustrations, map
Contenido: 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.
Responsabilidad: R. Edward Grumbine.

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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 Beijing put local people and their land ahead of power and profit? Could this remote region actually become a model for sustainable growth? -- Publisher Summary.

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