Ecology and Development in the Third World

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Review questions, references and further reading

Chapter 1

References and further reading
Carson, R. (1962) Silent Spring, Harmondsworth, Penguin.
Marsh, G.P. (1898) The Earth as Modified by Human Agencies: A Last Revision ofMan and Nature’, New York, Charles Scribner & Sons.
World Resources Institute (1994) World Resources 1994-95: People and the Environment, New York, Oxford University Press.

Chapter 2

Review questions
1 Where is relatively undisturbed natural vegetation found in the Third World? Are these areas under the threat of deforestation? If so, what type of land use will replace the natural vegetation in such areas?
2 Why is the issue of fuelwood so important in the developing countries? What kind of hardship is caused by a scarcity of fuelwood? Is there any viable alternative?
3 The degradation of the environment as a result of deforestation is felt at various levels: local, regional, global. What are the effects of deforestation?
4 What is the role of the First World organizations in the deforestation of the Third World?
5 What steps can you suggest for preserving the tropical rainforests? Why should we preserve the tropical rainforests?

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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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