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Item #d94apr105

Green Globe Yearbook of International Co-operation on Environment and Development, 1994, H.O. Bergesen, G. Parmann (Eds.), 345 pp., 1994, £30/$45 (Oxford).

Reports on progress of the international community in solving specific problems and on the obstacles to solutions. Includes desertification, technology transfer, Agenda 21 follow-up, and international attitudes and agreements.

Item #d94apr106

Reviewed by D. Freestone in Global Environ. Change, Mar. 1994, pp. 87-88 (along with two other books on the Earth Summit previously listed in GCCD):

The Earth Summit, S. Johnson, Ed., 1993 (Graham & Trotman, London; Martinus Nijhoff, Dordrecht). Contains texts of all five primary documents with selections from other primary documents, and a commentary by the editor.

Earth Summit 1992, J. Quarrie, Ed., 1993 (Regency Press, London). A "glossy" edition with texts of the Rio Declaration and Agenda 21, supplemented with essays written by prominent environmental professionals. Underwritten by industrial and commercial sponsors, with proceeds going to the International Institute for Environment and Development in London.

Item #d94apr107

World Resources 1994-95, Mar. 1994, 400 pp., $23.95 (WRI). Available in several languages.

Special features in the latest edition of this widely distributed reference series include population and the environment, natural resource consumption, current trend reports, and global data tables. An accompanying Data Base Diskette is available for $99.95. A cumulative index to the five World Resources editions published between 1986 and 1992 costs $4.95.

Item #d94apr108

World Without End: Economics, Environment and Sustainable Development, D.W. Pearce, J.J. Warford, 1993. Published for the World Bank by Oxford Univ. Press.

A lengthy mix of theory and substantiating case studies, focusing on the way in which economic policies must accommodate environmental considerations, particularly in the developing world. Reviewed in Our Planet (UNEP), Vol. 5, No. 6, p. 13, 1993.

Item #d94apr109

Science Under Siege: Balancing Technology and the Environment, M. Fumento, 448 pp., 1993 (Morrow).

Uses nonglobal issues to examine the ways science is presented to the public, incorrect assumptions concerning environmental issues, and the role of personal agendas in shaping environmental policy. Reviewed by W.A. Dick, J. Environ. Qual., p. 216, Jan.-Feb. 1994.

Item #d94apr110

Between Two Worlds: Science, the Environmental Movement, and Policy Choice, L.K. Caldwell, 224 pp., 1992, $49.95 (Cambridge).

Discusses the constraints of environmental science in affecting policy, such as its interdisciplinary nature, the need to rely on models, and the low priority given to it by governments. Offers a strategy for overcoming the constraints. Reviewed by P. Kareiva, Ecology, pp. 1902-1903, Sep. 1993.

Outlook 94 Conference Proceedings, 1994, complete set of four volumes A$150; Vol. 4: Minerals & Energy A$60; Greenhouse video A$30; Greenhouse session A$10 (ABARE).

The conference is a major forum on issues critical to Australia's commodities-based industries.

Item #d94apr111

Methane: Global Warming and Production by Animals, A. Moss, 105 pp., June 1993, £15.95 UK/£19 elsewhere (Chalcombe). Comprehensive review including reduction strategies.

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Impact of Climate Change on Ecosystems and Species, 1994 (IUCN, Gland, Switz.; or NHBS). Draws upon papers and discussions at the 1991 Amersfoort Symposium, the Global Change Workshop of the IVth World Parks Congress, and a working group on Species and Global Change.

Vol. 1: Environmental Context, 110 pp.

Vol. 2: Terrestrial Ecosystems, 110 pp.

Vol. 3: Marine Ecosystems, 110 pp.

Vol. 4: Implications for Protected Areas, 110 pp.

Item #d94apr113

UV-B Radiation and Ozone Depletion: Effects on Humans, Animals, Plants, Microorganisms, and Materials, M. Tevini, Ed., 256 pp., 1993, $85/$102 outside U.S. (Lewis).

Gives recent results on tropospheric air quality, ozone reduction, solar UV measurements, UV-B mapping, biological effects, and implications for the geosphere and biosphere.

Item #d94apr114

Agricultural Ecosystem Effects on Trace Gases and Global Climate Change, L.A. Harper, 206 pp., 1993, £34.50 (Amer. Soc. Agron., or NHBS). Proceedings of a symposium (Denver, Oct. 1991).

Item #d94apr115

Planetary Overload: Global Environmental Change and the Health of the Human Species, A.J. McMichael, 358 pp., 1993, £35 cloth/£12.95 paper (Cambridge).

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