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"World Resources presents information in a very balanced manner. Each section is well cited, providing follow-up reading for those wishing to pursue specific issues. Terms such as biodiversity and greenhouse warming are well defined, making the reports easily understandable by non-specialists.
The various authors try to address issues from multiple angles, acknowledging economic motivations for land use while dispassionately calling attention to the plight f illiterate people, animals, and plants unable to speak in their own defense in the global politico-economical arena. The overall
quality of the report is very high. World Resources is a highly informative publication that very ably reaches its goal of unbiased presentation of data for those wrestling with meeting the needs of the world's populations while also trying to protect the natural environment--the foundation for
healthy life in all its manifestations."--Betty J. Glass, Pergamon
"The data come from highly reliable sources, chiefly the World Bank and the United Nations...[T]his book is essentially the Cliff Notes version of the nonexistent Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Knowledge."--Population and Environment
"An invaluable compendium for researchers of global environmental change."--J. Timmons Roberts, Tulane University
"Excellent survey of the current condition of the global environment. A good reference book and text supplement. Great ideas for a new Environmental Science course."--Roger Olson, Saint Joseph's College
"Lots of good data! Cases/examples are very useful. I will use it for a global agriculture class."--James King, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
"An excellent resource! I have used the World Resources series as required readings for my environmental policy courses for several years."--Dean Abrahamson, University of Minnesota
"A great resource!"--Craig Shinn, Lewis and Clark College
"Extremely useful resource of environmental studies. Section on climatic change is well-written and easily understandable... Global data in tables are a rich source of information that can lead to much self-discovery for our students."--Steve Ladochy, California State University-Los
"The coverage and the selection meet the needs of several of the courses I teach."--Rolf Sternberg, Montclair State University
"Congratulations on an exceptionally well balanced discussion of North American rangelands. The section on women and development is also appropriate and well done. An action emphasis is an excellent conclusion."--Linda Hardesty, Washington State University
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1994. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M019521045X
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-019521045x