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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.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The present era of staggering scientific and technological innovations, with major changes in agriculture, manufacturing, commerce, and communications, seems to document unparalleled human achievement. Yet when we examine the long-term implications, it becomes clear that an ever-growing number of humans have threatened the delicate environmental balance that sustains life on this planet. The past century may be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Conkin, Paul Keith.
State of the Earth.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007
(DLC) 2006032085
(OCoLC)71842638
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Keith Conkin
ISBN: 9780813171524 0813171520 9780813137476 0813137470
OCLC Number: 145557717
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 308 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Our green planet --
Population, consumption, and the environment --
Soil, vegetation, and food --
Water and energy : will there be enough? --
Pollution, waste, and the ozone layer --
The extinction crisis --
Climate change in a glacial epoch --
Greenhouse gases and the climate change --
Reform environmentalists and American environmental policy --
Passionate environmentalism.
Responsibility: Paul K. Conkin.

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Provides a comprehensive analysis of the many environmental hazards that humans need to face. This book not only evaluates the challenges but recognizes the successes of concerned individuals and  Read more...

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