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Global environmental change : understanding the human dimensions / Paul C. Stern, Oran R. Young, and Daniel Druckman, editors ; Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change, Commission on the Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-04494-4

1. Man—Influence on nature. 2. Human ecology—Research. 3. Climatic change. 4. Environmental protection—Research. 5. Environmental policy. I. Stern, Paul C., 1944- . II. Young, Oran R. III. Druckman, Daniel, 1939- . IV. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change.

GF75.G57 1992

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