February 28, 2007
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Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 7, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1994
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
Globe Yearbook of International Co-operation on Environment and
Development, 1994, H.O. Bergesen, G. Parmann (Eds.), 345 pp.,
1994, £30/$45 (Oxford).
Reports on progress of the international community in solving
specific problems and on the obstacles to solutions. Includes
desertification, technology transfer, Agenda 21 follow-up, and
international attitudes and agreements.
by D. Freestone in Global Environ. Change, Mar. 1994, pp.
87-88 (along with two other books on the Earth Summit previously
listed in GCCD):
The Earth Summit, S. Johnson, Ed., 1993 (Graham &
Trotman, London; Martinus Nijhoff, Dordrecht). Contains texts of
all five primary documents with selections from other primary
documents, and a commentary by the editor.
Earth Summit 1992, J. Quarrie, Ed., 1993
(Regency Press, London). A "glossy" edition with texts
of the Rio Declaration and Agenda 21, supplemented with essays
written by prominent environmental professionals. Underwritten by
industrial and commercial sponsors, with proceeds going to the
International Institute for Environment and Development in
Resources 1994-95, Mar. 1994, 400 pp., $23.95 (WRI).
Available in several languages.
Special features in the latest edition of this widely
distributed reference series include population and the
environment, natural resource consumption, current trend reports,
and global data tables. An accompanying Data Base Diskette
is available for $99.95. A cumulative index to the five World
Resources editions published between 1986 and 1992 costs
Without End: Economics, Environment and Sustainable Development,
D.W. Pearce, J.J. Warford, 1993. Published for the World Bank by
Oxford Univ. Press.
A lengthy mix of theory and substantiating case studies,
focusing on the way in which economic policies must accommodate
environmental considerations, particularly in the developing
world. Reviewed in Our Planet (UNEP), Vol. 5, No. 6, p.
Under Siege: Balancing Technology and the Environment, M.
Fumento, 448 pp., 1993 (Morrow).
Uses nonglobal issues to examine the ways science is presented
to the public, incorrect assumptions concerning environmental
issues, and the role of personal agendas in shaping environmental
policy. Reviewed by W.A. Dick, J. Environ. Qual., p. 216,
Two Worlds: Science, the Environmental Movement, and Policy
Choice, L.K. Caldwell, 224 pp., 1992, $49.95 (Cambridge).
Discusses the constraints of environmental science in
affecting policy, such as its interdisciplinary nature, the need
to rely on models, and the low priority given to it by
governments. Offers a strategy for overcoming the constraints.
Reviewed by P. Kareiva, Ecology, pp. 1902-1903, Sep. 1993.
Outlook 94 Conference Proceedings, 1994, complete
set of four volumes A$150; Vol. 4: Minerals & Energy A$60;
Greenhouse video A$30; Greenhouse session A$10 (ABARE).
The conference is a major forum on issues critical to
Australia's commodities-based industries.
Global Warming and Production by Animals, A. Moss, 105 pp.,
June 1993, £15.95 UK/£19 elsewhere (Chalcombe). Comprehensive
review including reduction strategies.
of Climate Change on Ecosystems and Species, 1994 (IUCN,
Gland, Switz.; or NHBS). Draws upon papers and discussions at the 1991
Amersfoort Symposium, the Global Change Workshop of
the IVth World Parks Congress, and a working group on
Species and Global Change.
Vol. 1: Environmental Context, 110 pp.
Vol. 2: Terrestrial Ecosystems, 110 pp.
Vol. 3: Marine Ecosystems, 110 pp.
Vol. 4: Implications for Protected Areas, 110 pp.
Radiation and Ozone Depletion: Effects on Humans, Animals,
Plants, Microorganisms, and Materials, M. Tevini, Ed., 256
pp., 1993, $85/$102 outside U.S. (Lewis).
Gives recent results on tropospheric air quality, ozone
reduction, solar UV measurements, UV-B mapping, biological
effects, and implications for the geosphere and biosphere.
Ecosystem Effects on Trace Gases and Global Climate Change,
L.A. Harper, 206 pp., 1993, £34.50 (Amer. Soc. Agron., or NHBS).
Proceedings of a symposium (Denver, Oct. 1991).
Overload: Global Environmental Change and the Health of the Human
Species, A.J. McMichael, 358 pp., 1993, £35 cloth/£12.95
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