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Ecoscience : population, resources, environment

Author: Paul R Ehrlich; Anne H Ehrlich; John P Holdren
Publisher: San Francisco : W.H. Freeman, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive introduction to basic ecological principlees. Offers an expanded treatment of raw materials; a major section is devoted to energy problems; new coverage is given to geophysical and climatological aspects of the environment; and a provocative discussion of the possiblities of social, political, and economic change is also included.
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Genre/Form: Zivilisationsökologie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul R Ehrlich; Anne H Ehrlich; John P Holdren
ISBN: 0716705672 9780716705673 0716700298 9780716700296
OCLC Number: 2929232
Notes: First-2d ed. published under title: Population, resources, environment.
Description: xv, 1051 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Chapter 1. Population, Resources, Environment: Dimensions of the Human Predicament --
Section I. Natural Processes and Human Well-Being --
Chapter 2. The Physical World --
Chapter 3. Nutrient Cycles --
Chapter 4. Populations and Ecosystems --
Section II. Population and Renewable Resources --
Chapter 5. The History and Future of the Human Population --
Chapter 6. Land, Water, and Forests --
Chapter 7. A Hungry World --
Section III. Energy and Materials --
Chapter 8. Energy --
Chapter 9. Materials --
Section IV. Understanding Environmental Disruption --
Chapter 10. Direct Assaults on Well-Being --
Chapter 11. Disruption of Ecological Systems --
Section V. The Human Predicament: Finding a Way Out --
Chapter 12. Humanity at the Crossroads --
Chapter 13. Population Policies --
Chapter 14. Changing American Institutions --
Chapter 15. Rich Nations, Poor Nations, and International Conflict --
Chapter 16. Summary --
Appendix 2. World Demography --
Appendix 2. Food and Nutrition --
Appendix 3. Pesticides --
Appendix 4. Reproduction and Birth Control.
Responsibility: Paul R. Ehrlich, Anne H. Ehrlich, John P. Holdren.

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A comprehensive introduction to basic ecological principlees. Offers an expanded treatment of raw materials; a major section is devoted to energy problems; new coverage is given to geophysical and climatological aspects of the environment; and a provocative discussion of the possiblities of social, political, and economic change is also included.

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