Ecology and Development in the Third World

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Plates
3.1 Rice grown on steep slopes, north Sumatra 22
3.2 Rice and coconut farming, Bali 24
D.1 The Yallahs River, Jamaica 32
D.2 The eroded hillslopes in the Yallahs Basin 33
H.1 The Taj Mahal 59
6.1 Singapore: intensive urban land use 71
6.2 An urban drainage channel 71
J.1 Bangkok: structural damage from subsidence 74
J.2 Bangkok: flood prevention measures 75

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Plates viii
  • Figures ix
  • Tables x
  • Preface to the First Edition xi
  • Preface to the Second Edition xiii
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Development and Natural Vegetation 4
  • 3 - The Environmental Impact of Land Development 21
  • 4 - Development of Water Resources 35
  • 5 - Development and Changing Air Quality 54
  • 6 - Urban Development and Environmental Change 66
  • 7 - The Global Concern 80
  • 8 - Concepts and Mechanisms for Environmental Management 95
  • 9 - Environmental Problems and the Third World Development 108
  • Review Questions, References and Further Reading 115
  • Index 121
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