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Australia, Oceania, & Antarctica: A Continental Overview of Environmental Issues (World's Environments)

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They are vast, distant, and scarcely populated. Yet the environments of Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica are facing the same threats confronting the rest of the planet, as well as some unique ones of their own. How have human-introduced species impacted Australia's natural order? What new global conventions are helping close Antarctica's ozone hole? And how is global climate change threatening the South Pacific's species-rich coral reefs?

The region's governments are grappling with the spectre of global warming, which, if not meaningfullly addressed by industrialized nations half a world away, could produce rising sea levels capable of engulfing several states of Oceania and partially submerging portions of many other inhabited islands. Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica tackles the difficult issues, tough problems, and political controversies surrounding these lands of extremes.

Book News Annotation:

Provides high school and college students, researchers, and the general public with detailed, updated information on the important environmental issues of the South Pacific including Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and 21 other states and territories. As with other volumes in the series, the ten chapters cover the major environmental themes including population and land use; biodiversity; parks and protected areas; forests; agriculture; freshwater; oceans and coastal areas; energy and transport; air quality and atmosphere; and environmental activism.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A concise yet thorough overview of environmental issues, problems, and controversies facing Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica.

Synopsis:

• Offers historical and contemporary portraits of the regions' environments. At the dawn of the 21st century, the waters of the South Pacific are under severe stress from an array of ecological pressures, including persistent overfishing, escalating levels of water pollution, and runaway coastal development

• Covers threats to—and efforts to save—the regions' environments. For example, Australia is the global leader in the development of marine parks; 190 areas have been formally designated as marine protected areas

• Places regions' pollution problems in global perspective—Australia's coastal waters have the largest seagrass and coral reef systems on the planet. Virtually no region of Oceania still boasts pristine reef resources

Synopsis:

• Interesting sidebar articles, tables and figures, and photographs

• Overview maps of the area and a listing of environment-related organizations on the Internet

Synopsis:

The paradisiacal islands of the South Pacific. The unworldly landscapes and wildlife of Australia. The frozen expanses of Antarctica. This new title in ABC-CLIO's World Environments series encompasses some of the most exotic and forbidding ecosystems on Earth. How is humanity threateningand preservingthese diverse and far-flung environments?

Synopsis:

Global warming, rainforest destruction, mass extinction, overpopulation-the environmental problems facing our planet are immense and complex. World Environments offers students and readers a handle on the key issues, events, and people.

With six titles — including Africa, Asia, Australia (plus Oceania and Antarctica), Europe, Latin America, and North America — the series examines the unique — and common — problems facing the environments of every continent on Earth, and the ingenious ways local people are fighting back. The world's environment is sure to be the most important issue facing humanity in the next century. Readers can prepare for it with The World's Environments.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781576076941
Editor:
Hillstrom, Laurie Collier
Editor:
Hillstrom, Kevin
Author:
Hillstrom, Kevin
Author:
Hillstrom, Laurie Collier
Author:
Hillstrom, Laurie
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO
Location:
Santa Barbara, Calif.
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental sciences
Subject:
Australia
Subject:
Oceania
Subject:
Government (non-U.S.)
Subject:
Antarctica
Subject:
International Relations - Diplomacy
Subject:
Government - Comparative
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
World's Environments
Series Volume:
1260
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
28
Pages:
269
Dimensions:
9.28x6.02x.80 in. 1.11 lbs.
Age Level:
12-22

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Product details 269 pages ABC-Clio Inc - English 9781576076941 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A concise yet thorough overview of environmental issues, problems, and controversies facing Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica.
"Synopsis" by , • Offers historical and contemporary portraits of the regions' environments. At the dawn of the 21st century, the waters of the South Pacific are under severe stress from an array of ecological pressures, including persistent overfishing, escalating levels of water pollution, and runaway coastal development

• Covers threats to—and efforts to save—the regions' environments. For example, Australia is the global leader in the development of marine parks; 190 areas have been formally designated as marine protected areas

• Places regions' pollution problems in global perspective—Australia's coastal waters have the largest seagrass and coral reef systems on the planet. Virtually no region of Oceania still boasts pristine reef resources

"Synopsis" by , • Interesting sidebar articles, tables and figures, and photographs

• Overview maps of the area and a listing of environment-related organizations on the Internet

"Synopsis" by ,

The paradisiacal islands of the South Pacific. The unworldly landscapes and wildlife of Australia. The frozen expanses of Antarctica. This new title in ABC-CLIO's World Environments series encompasses some of the most exotic and forbidding ecosystems on Earth. How is humanity threateningand preservingthese diverse and far-flung environments?

"Synopsis" by , Global warming, rainforest destruction, mass extinction, overpopulation-the environmental problems facing our planet are immense and complex. World Environments offers students and readers a handle on the key issues, events, and people.

With six titles — including Africa, Asia, Australia (plus Oceania and Antarctica), Europe, Latin America, and North America — the series examines the unique — and common — problems facing the environments of every continent on Earth, and the ingenious ways local people are fighting back. The world's environment is sure to be the most important issue facing humanity in the next century. Readers can prepare for it with The World's Environments.

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