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Perspectives on Ecosystem Management for the Great Lakes
Perspectives on Ecosystem Management for the Great Lakes (July 1988)
A Reader
Lynton K. Caldwell - Editor

In 1978 Canada and the United States concluded an agreement for the protection and enhancement of water quality in the Great Lakes based on the ecosystem approach to management. Since ratification of this agreement, little progress has been made in practical application of this concept to basin-wide management for the Great Lakes. At the same time public concern for the quality of the Great Lakes and their future has risen dramatically. As a resu...(Read More)
 
 
Impacts of Hazardous Technology
Impacts of Hazardous Technology (December 1986)
The Psycho-Social Effects of Restarting TMI-I
John Sorenson - Editor
Jon Soderstrom - Editor
Emily Copenhaver - Editor
Sam Cornes - Editor

This book presents the first thorough evaluation of the psycho-social impacts of hazardous technology. Using a multiple research strategy, the authors show the possible effects of restarting the undamaged reactor at Three Mile Island. The book includes important background information concerning environmental policy, the accident and restart issues, and forecasted impacts and implications for environmental management.

The topic, however, ...(Read More)
 
 
Wildlife, Wild Death
Wildlife, Wild Death (June 1986)
Land Use and Survival in Eastern Africa
Rodger Yeager - Editor
Norman N. Miller - Editor

"Wildlife, Wild Death directly relates the crisis of wildlife to the crisis of agricultural production and makes explicit that any solution to the former depends upon a solution to the latter. This is the book's main thesis, and it is very well drawn." -- Michael F. Lofchie, Director of the African Studies Center

This book examines the relationship between agricultural land use and wildlife protection in two eastern African countries-...(Read More)
 
 
Environmental Science in Perspective
Environmental Science in Perspective (October 1985)
Thomas G. Spiro - Author
William M. Stigliani - Author

This book, requiring little background in science, examines environmental concerns in four broad areas: energy, the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, and the biosphere. The authors provide scientific insight into such issues as: dwindling natural gas and petroleum resources; fission and fusion as energy sources; CO2 build-up and the green-house effect; automobile emission control; acid rain; toxic waste disposal; lead, mercury, and cadmium poison...(Read More)
 
 
Warning and Response to the Mount St. Helens Eruption
Warning and Response to the Mount St. Helens Eruption (June 1985)
Thomas F. Saarinen - Author
James L. Sell - Author

This comprehensive book traces the warning, planning, and response to the eruption of Mount St. Helens in May 1980, as seen through the eyes of key actors in the emergency. Based on first-hand accounts by 130 officials of government, private industry, and volunteer organizations--individuals who played prominent roles in preparing for and dealing with the eruption--it represents a unique overview of the problems and procedures involved in learning...(Read More)
 
 
Environmental Issues in Chemical Perspective
Environmental Issues in Chemical Perspective (June 1980)
Thomas G. Spiro - Author
William M. Stigliani - Author

An in-depth presentation of the chemistry required to evaluate the choices we must make regarding our environment, this study has four parts: energy, the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, and the biosphere. Each part is followed by problem sets that require the application of chemical principles to such issues as dwindling natural gas and petroleum resources; fission and fusion as energy sources; CO2 build-up and the greenhouse effect; automobile e...(Read More)
 
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