Where we stand : a surprising look at the real state of our planet /

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Author / Creator:Garte, Seymour, 1947-
Imprint:New York : AMACOM, c2008.
Description:xiv, 290 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Human ecology.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Environmental quality.
Environmental degradation.
Environmental degradation.
Environmental quality.
Human ecology.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/6638532
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ISBN:9780814409107 (hardcover)
0814409105 (hardcover)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-281) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • List of Figures
  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • Part I. Where We Stand Now: Reasons for Optimism
  • 2. Health
  • 3. Environmental Quality
  • 4. Toxic Substances
  • 5. Ecology and Biodiversity
  • 6. Global Welfare and the Human Population
  • Part II. Where We Have Been: Historical Lessons
  • 7. Political Climate and Health
  • 8. From Bad to Better
  • 9. Case Histories-Lead, Ozone, Tobacco, GMOs
  • Part III. The Way Forward
  • 10. Environmental Philosophies and World Views
  • Epilogue: The Future
  • Bibliography
  • Index