To Breathe Free: Eastern Europe's Environmental Crisis (Woodrow Wilson Center Press)

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9780943875231: To Breathe Free: Eastern Europe's Environmental Crisis (Woodrow Wilson Center Press)

How can Eastern Europe recover from the environmental devastation produced by forty years of forced industrialization? Rapid urbanization, poor industrial siting, inadequate pollution control, overchemicalized agriculture, and production of energy from low-quality brown coal and lignite have harmed water, air, soil, plants, animals, and people throughout the region. Reflecting the changing political, social, legal, and technical contexts in Eastern Europe since the revolutionary events of 1989-90, the book includes the views of experts from Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Canada, Bulgaria, the United States, Hungary, Poland, Great Britain, and Germany.

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"A useful addition to our understanding of eastern Europe. It brings together for the first time in one volume a vast amount of information on environmental planning, problems, and philosophies in a little understood (at least prior to 1989) portion of the globe. The book is of sufficiently broad coverage that it will be of value to a wide array of users and disciplines, but probably will be most appreciated by political scientists, by environmentalists interested in energy, water resources or governmental activities, and by regional specialists on the increasingly important (and increasingly numerous) nations of eastern Europe." -- Slavic Review

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