Vaclav Smil

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

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

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"Anyone concerned with the future of China or of Planet Earth, MUST read this book..." The environmental foundations of China's current economic boom are explored with a scientist's eye and an exhaustive range of information, and finds them alarmingly weak. This is a virtual encyclopedia of problems facing China with everything here that specialists in many fields --- population, agriculture, forestry, water, energy --- need to know. Winner of the Levenson Prize for the BEST BOOK ON TWENTIETH-CENTURY CHINA.
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