|Author||: Vaclav Smil|
|Total Pages||: 280|
|ISBN 10||: 9781315288390|
|ISBN 13||: 1315288397|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
China's Environmental Crisis: An Enquiry into the Limits of National DevelopmentChina's Environmental Crisis: An Enquiry into the Limits of National Development
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.