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Main Title Earth and you : tales of the environment /
Author Officer, Charles B.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Page, Jake.
Publisher Peter E. Randall,
Year Published 2000
OCLC Number 43541125
ISBN 0914339877; 9780914339878
Subjects Environmental degradation. ; Environmental protection.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  GE140.O34 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 11/09/2015
EJBM  GE140.O34 2000 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/30/2000
ERAM  GE140.O34 2000 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 06/30/2000
Collation ix, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-250) and index.
Contents Notes
Yesterday and today -- We, as a species, have grown to dominate the earth--to alter it landscape and to eliminate natural wilderness areas: National parks, forest preserves and wildlife refuges--our national heritage -- Haiti--deforestation -- Brazil--tropical rain forests -- To overextend the limits of water and land use -- Venice--disappearance of a venerable city -- Aral Sea--requiem for an inland sea -- Dust Bowl--desertification -- California and Colorado River--water depletion -- To decimate or drive to extinction other species: Buffaloes and marine mammals--animal overkill -- Passenger pigeon and dodo--bird overkill -- Gypsy moth and zebra mussel--introduced species -- There are hopeful signs, and corrective actions have been taken, largely through the efforts of individuals--on a local scale: Love canal / Lois Gibbs -- Times beach / Judy Piatt -- Cuyahoga River / Ben Stefanski -- Centralia / Joan Girolami -- On a regional scale: London and Los Angeles / Harold Des Voeux -- Lake Erie and Chesapeake Bay: Chesapeake Bay Foundation -- Acid rain / Noye Johnson -- Ogallala Auqifer--Groundwater: Management Districts -- Even on a national to global scale -- Pesticides / Rachel Carson -- Ozone layer depletion / Mario Molina and Sherwood Rowland -- Global warming, part I / Roger Revelle -- Global warming, part II / Wallace Broecker -- Green revolution / Norman Borlaug -- Tomorrow: There is much more to be done and it will require the concerted efforts of all of us: Past successes and failures -- Global environmental problems -- There are two major environmental problems that have to be addressed--global population, a sociological problem: Malthus theorem -- History of population growth -- Birth control, female education -- Moral and religious leadership -- Family planning -- International initiative -- Alternative energy sources, a scientific problem: Natural resources depletion -- Research and development -- Alternative energy sources -- National initiative -- References -- Index. Solutions to environmental problems are often temporary due to unsustained population growth and unchecked usage of the Earth's resources. "Earth and You" is a voice calling for man's best efforts as the authors assess the planet's environmental health. 21 illustrations.