China's Environmental Crisis: An Enquiry into the Limits of National Development: An Enquiry into the Limits of National Development

1st Edition

Vaclav Smil

Routledge
Published June 30, 1993
Reference - 280 Pages
ISBN 9781563240416 - CAT# Y181676

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Summary

In 1982, Vaclav Smil turned upside down traditional perceptions of China as a green paradise in "The Bad Earth", a disturbing book. This new volume, drawn on a much broader canvas, updates and expands on the basic arguments and perceptions of "The Bad Earth". This book is not a systematic litany of what went wrong and how much - but rather an inquiry into the fundamental factors, needs, prospects, and limits of modern Chinese society, all seen through the critical environmental constraints and impacts.

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