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One Earth, One Future: Our Changing Global Environment (1990)

Chapter: A. Selected Reading

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Suggested Citation:"A. Selected Reading." National Academy of Sciences. 1990. One Earth, One Future: Our Changing Global Environment. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1435.
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Suggested Citation:"A. Selected Reading." National Academy of Sciences. 1990. One Earth, One Future: Our Changing Global Environment. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1435.
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A Selected Reading Ausubel, I. H., and H. E. Sladovich, editors. 1989. Technology and Environment. National Academy Press. Washington, D.C. Clark, W. C., and R. E. Munn, editors. 1986. Sustainable De- velopment of the Biosphere. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge. DeFries, R., and T. Malone, editors. 1939. Global Change and Our Common Future: Papers from a Forum. National Academy Press. Washington, D.C. NASA Earth System Sciences Committee. 1988. Earth System Science: A Closer View. Prepared for the NASA Advi- sory Council. (For availability, contact: Office for Interdis- ciplinary Earth Studies, University Corporation for Atmo- spheric Research, P.O. Box 3000, BouIcler, CO 30307.) Rosenberg, N. I., W. E. Easterling T]:l, P. R. Crosson, and T. Darm- stadter, editors. 1989. Greenhouse Warming: Abatement and Adaptation. Resources for the Future. Washington, D.C. 161

162 APPENDIX A Schneider, S. H. 1989. Global Warming: Are We Entering the Greenhouse Century? Sierra Club Books. San Francisco. Scientific American. 1989. Managing Planet Earth, Special Issue. New York. September. Wilson, E. O., editor. 1988. Biodiversity. National Academy Press. Washington, D.C. World Commission on Environment and Development. 1987 Our Common Future. Oxford University Press. Oxford. World Resources Institute and International Institute for Envi- ronment and Development, in collaboration with United Nations Environment Programme. World Resources, 198 1989. Basic Books. New York. .

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Written for nonscientists, One Earth, One Future can help individuals understand the basic science behind changes in the global environment and the resulting policy implications that the population of the entire planet must face.

The volume describes the earth as a unified system--exploring the interactions between the atmosphere, land, and water and the snowballing impact that human activity is having on the system--and presents perspectives on policies and programs that can both develop and protect our natural resources.

One Earth, One Future discusses why such seemingly diverse issues as historical climate change, species diversity, and sea-level rise are part of a single picture--and how human activity is the critical element in that picture.

The book concludes with practical examinations of economic, security, and development questions, with a view toward achieving improvements in quality of life without further environmental degradation.

One Earth, One Future is must reading for anyone interested in the interrelationship of environmental matters and public policy issues.

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