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
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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).
PRAISE FOR THE PREVIOUS EDITION:
"An extraordinary, vitally important book. It shows what a complex and magnificent world we have inherited, how it works, what bad stewards we have been, and, most important, how we can mend our ways before it is too late and we find ourselves breeding like greenfly on a cinder. It is, in fact, a sort of blueprint for our survival."—Gerald Durrell
"An overwhelming book."—Time Out
"A remarkable, comprehensive view of the balance of folly and wisdom."—The Guardian
"Read this book. Don't just read it: buy it! Present a copy to your college library; send one to your congressman; if you lend your own copy, get it back! If any book can teach a nation how to control its collective self interest, it is [this book]."—New Scientist
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