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Green Development: Environment and Sustainability in a Developing Worldby M. Adams W.
Synopses & Reviews
The concept of sustainability lies at the core of the challenge of environment and development and the way governments, business and environmental groups respond to it. Green Development provides a clear and coherent analysis of sustainable development in both theory and practice.
This third edition retains the clear and powerful argument of previous editions, but has been updated to reflect advances in ideas and changes in international policy. Greater attention has been given to political ecology, environmental risk and the environmental impacts of development.
This fully revised third edition discusses:
Green Development offers clear insights into the challenges of environmental sustainability and social and economic development. It is unique in offering a synthesis of theoretical ideas on sustainability and in its coverage of the extensive literature on the environment and development around the world.
This book has proved its value to generations of students as an authoritative, thought-provoking and readable guide to the field of sustainable development.
Book News Annotation:
When geographer Adams (conservation and development, Cambridge U.) wrote the first edition, published in 1990, the question of environment and development was obscure and quaint. By the 2001 second edition, there was much more to say about it and many more listening. Here he has had to select material from the voluminous literature in order to advocate and introduce the field. The treatment is academic rather than political or practical. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The third edition retains the clear and powerful argument of previous editions, but has been updated to reflect advances in ideas and changes in international policy. Greater attention has been given to political ecology, environmental risk and the environmental impacts of development.
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