China's environmental crisis : an inquiry into the limits of national development / Vaclav Smil.

Author
Smil, Vaclav [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, c1993.
Description
xix, 257 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Notes
"An East gate book."
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
China Impressions -- China's Environment -- 1. People's Mouths. How Do People Matter? Growing to a Billion. Recent Countercurrents. Coming Generations -- 2. Existential Necessities. Yin-yang of Waters. Changing Farmland. Forests, Grasslands, Wetlands -- 3. China's Modernization. Wealth and Prosperity. Quality of Life. Eating Better. Living Longer. Learning More. Feeling Richer -- 4. Energizing the Advances. Energy for the Countryside. Land, Water, and Energy. Air Pollution. Future Needs. Generation of CO[subscript 2] -- 5. Growing Food. Managing the Land. Irrigating the Fields. Fertilizing the Crops. Farming Without Excess -- 6. Living With the Limits. Realities and Aspirations. Adaptations and Uncertain Prospects.
ISBN
  • 0873328191 (alk. paper)
  • 1563240416 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN
91020037 //r93
OCLC
23939856
RCP
C - O