New Atlas of Planet Management

ISBN-10: 0520238796
ISBN-13: 9780520238794
Edition: Revised 
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List price: $48.95
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 9.25" wide x 12.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.696
Language: English

"The New Atlas of Planet Management "was regarded as the most groundbreaking survey of the state of our planet when it was first published in 1984. After over twenty years in print, it has become the bible of the environmental movement and the definitive guide to a planet in critical transition. Regularly featured among the top ten books on the environment, the "Atlas "has been read by millions of people and translated into more than a dozen languages. This enlarged edition brings the classic reference up-to-date. Thoroughly revised with the latest figures and analysis, fresh full-color and easy-to-read graphics, an expanded format, and a wealth of current environmental and political topics that have arisen during the previous two decades, "The New Atlas of Planet Management "will equip a further generation of readers with information to face the challenges of the new millennium. THIS REVISED EDITION CONTAINS: *Updated chapters on land, oceans, elements, evolution, humankind, civilization, and management *New sections on consumption, globalization, environmental security, refugees, international terrorism, the rise of information technology, china, and more *Powerful new illustrations that convey a wealth of information

Norman Myers is a Fellow at the Said Business School, Oxford University, and an Adjunct Professor at Duke University. He is a foreign associate of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and an Ambassador for WWF/UK.He has received the Volvo Environment Prize, the UNEP/Sasakawa Environment Prize, the Blue Planet Prize, and a Queen's Honour for "services to the global environment." His eighteen books span a wide range of disciplines. Jennifer Kent is an environmental researcher and analyst specializing in interdisciplinary studies. Norman Myers and Jennifer Kent have coauthored Environmental Exodus: An Emergent Crisis in the Global Arena (1995), Perverse Subsidies: How Tax $s Can Undercut the Environment and Economy (2001), and New Consumers: The Influence of Affluence on the Environment (2004).

He was born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1929. He is currently Pellegrino University Research Professor & Honorary Curator in Entomology of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard. He is on the Board of Directors of the Nature Conservancy, Conservation International & the American Museum of Natural History. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Foreword
Introduction
The fragile miracle
Accelerating evolution
Latecomers to evolution
The long shadow
The changes in change
Crisis or challenge?
Land
Introduction
The Land Potential
The fertile soil
The green potential
The global forest
Tropical forests
The world croplands
The world's grazing herd
The global larder
The Land Crisis
The disappearing soil
Shrinking forests
Destroying the protector
The encroaching desert
Hunger and glut
The deadly greenhouse
Environmental security
Managing the Land
Cash-crop factor
The global supermarket
Harvesting the forest
Forests of the future
Managing the soil
Green revolution?
Agriculture in the balance
We are what we eat/1
Towards a new agriculture
The gene revolution
We are what we eat/2
Ocean
Introduction
The Ocean Potential
The world ocean
Living oceans
The vital margins
The global shoal
Ocean technology
Polar zones
The Ocean Crisis
Empty nets
Polluting the oceans
Destruction of habitat
Whose ocean?
Managing the Ocean
Harvesting the sea
Clean-up for the ocean
Managing Antarctica
The laws of the sea
Future oceans
Global fever
Elements
Introduction
The Elemental Potential
The global powerhouse
The energy store
The climate asset
The freshwater reservoir
The mineral reserve
The Elements Crisis
The oil crisis
The fuelwood crisis
The greenhouse effect
Climate chaos
Holes in the ozone map
The invisible threat
Water that kills
Widening circle of poison
The nuclear dilemma
Resource wars
Managing the Elements
The new energy path
An energy-efficient future
Managing energy in the South
Managing the atmosphere
Managing water
Clean water for all
Waste into wealth
Evolution
Introduction
The Evolutionary Potential
The life pool
The web of Gaia
Life strategies
Partners in evolution
The genetic resource
Keys to the wild
Evolution in Crisis
The irreplaceable heritage
The destruction of diversity
Genetic erosion
The future of evolution
Evolution in Management
Conserving the wild
Preserving the genetic resource
Laws and conventions
Towards a new conservation
Humankind
Introduction
Human Potential
People potential
The world at work
Homo sapiens
The Inability to Participate
The numbers game
The work famine
Sickness and stress
The literacy chasm
Our world on the move
Managing Ourselves
Managing numbers
Voice of women
Health for all
Tools and ideas
Civilization
Introduction
Power of Civilization
The world city
New world orders
The world factory
Chips, nets, and cells
The world market
The world's wealth
Crisis: The Divided World
Globalization
Chaos in the cities
Technological invasion of personal rights
Market tremors
Perverse subsidies
Consumption: the rise of the new consumers
China - an emerging superpower
Environmental trade-off?
The Poverty bomb
Managing our Civilization
Urban regeneration
The will to communicate
Technology transfer
Growing interdependence
Closing the gap
The true economy
New rules of the game
Management
Introduction
The Management Potential
Phoenix nation states
Reluctant internationalists
Institutional roadblocks
Voice of the world
Voice of the community
Voice of the Individual
Crisis: The Threat of War
Breaking points
Discontinuities and other non-linearities
Towards a violent planet
International terrorism
The cost of militarism
Weapons of mass destruction
Under New Management
Global governance
Synergisms
The great transition
Signs of hope
A new ethic
Epilogue
Appendices
Index and Acknowledgements

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