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World Resources 1992-93

Guide to Global Environment

World Resources reports are definitive references on the global environment, containing the latest information on essential economic, population, and natural resource conditions and trends for 147 countries.

Executive Summary

Widely recognized as an authoritative assessment of the world's natural resource base, World Resources reports are definitive references on the global environment, containing the latest information on essential economic, population, and natural resource conditions and trends for 153 countries.

World Resources 1992-93, the fifth volume in this acclaimed series, is the first and only book of its kind to analyze systematically, the prospects for sustainbale development in both global and regional terms.

Special features of this outstanding edition include:

Sustainable Development Assessment -- An in-depth look at the economic, human, ecological, and technological prerequisites for sustainable developent in OECD, newly industrialized, and poor countries.

New Findings on Land Degradation -- Over the past 50 years, moderate to severe soil degradation occurred over an area larger than China and India combined. Presenting the results of the first global assessent of land degradation, this volume analyzes the causes and extent of the damage to the world's soils. World Resources points out that the continuation of soil degrading activities will make even more difficult the job of providing growing populations with food, fuel, and fiber.

Eastern and Central European Environment Report -- A survey of this region's most critical environmental problems, including air and water pollution and land degradation.

Global Data Tables -- The latest data available on economic, population, environment, and natural resource conditions for 153 countries.

Current Trend Reports -- Incisive summaries of global conditions and trends in more than one dozen key issue areas, including technology transfer, population and health, food and agriculture, oceans and coasts, energy, wildlife and habitat, and forests and rangelands.

Relied upon by policymakers, journalists, scientists, teachers, students, and concerned citizens around the world, World Resources is the best desktop reference on the global environment now available.

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