Ecology and development
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CTA. 1990. Ecology and development. Spore 27. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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'Ecology and Development in the Third World' / Avijit Gupta, 1988 , 80pp, ISBN 0 415 00673 2, price UKL5.95. Routledge - 11 New Fetter Lane London EC4P 4EE - UK
The growing crisis of environmental degradation in the Third World can be directly linked to the effects of global economic development and population pressure. Avijit Gupta's 'Ecology and Development in the Third World' highlights these central issues. The book discusses local, national and global methods for protecting the environment. It stresses the importance of an integrated approach to ecodevelopment, which employs not only physical but also social, economic and political solutions to environmental problems. If the ecological side of development is neglected the costs can be high. Avijit Gupta is a senior lecturer in the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore, and has first-hand experience of ecological problems in a wide variety of Third World countries. The case studies he includes range from the Amazon rainforest, Thailand, El Salvador, India and Jamaica to Egypt The book is in the series 'Routledge Introductions to Development' and is illustrated with tables, diagrams, maps and photographs. Each chapter includes boxed case studies, key ideas, a list of discussion topics and suggestions for further reading. 'Ecology and Development in the Third World', 1988 , 80pp, ISBN 0 415 00673 2, price UKL5.95. Routledge - 11 New Fetter Lane London EC4P 4EE - UK