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Planet in Peril: Atlas of Current Threats to People and the Environment

Planet in Peril: An Atlas of Current Threats to People and the Environment offers a holistic and well-researched analysis of today�s global issues and their impact on human population and the environment. Written by an international team of specialists, this Atlas illustrates through text and beautifully rendered maps, graphics and diagrams the interplay between population and the world�s ecosystems and natural resources both in the short and long terms. It brings together a wealth of information from the most up-to-date sources on such key issues as climate change, access to water, exploitation of ocean resources, nuclear energy and waste, renewable energy, weapons of mass destruction, causes of industrial accidents, waste, export, hunger, genetically modified organisms, urban development, access to health care and ecological change in China. Planet in Peril, which features the English translation of the environment pages of the recently published L�Atlas 2006 by Le Monde diplomatique, is the result of a long-standing cooperation between Le Monde diplomatique and GRID-Arendal. With its expansive scope, richly detailed information, and inviting design, this Atlas is an indispensable resource for understanding the planet we live in.
  Year of Publication: 2006
 Author: UNEP/GRID-Arendal
 ISBN No: 82-7701-038-9
 Price US $: 10
 Stock Number: 3548
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 Number of Pages: 44
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