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Main Title Atlas of the environment /
Author Lean, Geoffrey,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Markham, Adam,
Hinrichsen, Don.
Publisher Prentice Hall Press,
Year Published 1990
OCLC Number 22682771
ISBN 0130504696; 9780130504692; 013050436X; 9780130504364
Subjects Natural resources--Maps ; Economic geography--Maps ; Nature--Effect of human beings on--Maps ; World--Natural resources--Atlases ; World--Economic conditions & social conditions--Atlases ; World--Environment--Effects of man--Atlases ; Monde--Ressources naturelles--Atlas ; Monde--Environnement--Influence de l' homme--Atlas ; Monde--Conditions conomiques & conditions sociales--Atlas ; Man--Influence on nature--Maps
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EJBM  G1046.G3L4 1990 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/20/2019
Collation 1 atlas (192 pages) : color illustrations, color maps, charts ; 29 cm
At head of title: WWF. Title on jacket: World Wildlife Fund atlas of the environment. "Simultaneously published in Great Britain by Random Century Group Ltd."--Title page verso. Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-192).
Contents Notes
Major biomes, climatic regions and land use.--Human numbers.--The urban revolution.--Food production and consumption.--Drinking water and sanitation.--Health.--The education gap.--GNP and the debt squeeze.--Industrialization and development.--Indigenous people and refugees.--Deserts and desertification.--Freshwater: abundance and scarcity.--Freshwater pollution.--Tropical forest destruction.--The tropical timber trade.--The fuelwood crisis.--Damaged watersheds.--Temperate forests under threat.--Acid rain.--Urban air pollution.--The greenhouse effect.--The ozone layer.--Toxic and hazardous wastes.--The spread of agrochemicals.--Natural and man-made disasters.--Fossil fuel resources.--Nuclear energy.--Renewable energy resources.--Biological diversity and genetic resources.--Areas of endemism.--Protected areas and national parks.--Major conservation efforts.--Wildlife trade.--Migration.--The world's wetlands.--The world's fisheries.--Whales and whaling.--Mangroves, coral reefs and seagrasses.--Mineral resources of the sea.--Pollution of the seas.--The Arctic.--Antarctica.