Patterns of China's Lost Harmony: A Survey of the Country's Environmental Degradation and Protection

1st Edition

Richard Louis Edmonds

Published June 23, 1994
Reference - 344 Pages
ISBN 9780415104784 - CAT# RU12264


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The pace of environmental degradation in China has intensified in recent decades. With rapid demographic and economic growth, the current state of degradation has antecedents beginning hundreds of years ago. Patterns of China's Lost Harmony combines historical documentation with contemporary assessment to determine the degree of human impact upon the country's vegetation, soils, water, air and wildlife.
This will serve as an important reference tool for understanding the historical scope of environmental degradation and for assessing attempts to control environmental degradation since the 1980s.

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