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  1. China's Past, China's Future

    By Vaclav Smil

    Series: Asia's Transformations/Critical Asian Scholarship

    China has a population of 1.3 billion people which puts strain on her natural resources. This volume, by one of the leading scholars on the earth's biosphere, is the result of a lifetime of study, and provides the fullest account yet of the environmental challenges that China faces. The author...

    Published November 6th 2003 by Routledge

  2. Global Ecology

    Environmental Change and Social Flexibility

    By Vaclav Smil

    The magnitude and rapidity of global environmental change threatens the perpetuation of life on Earth. Many aspects of this crisis are familiar to us - the destruction of tropical rainforests, the hole in the Antarctic ozone, desertification, soil erosion - yet we avoid the underlying challenge of...

    Published October 21st 1993 by Routledge

  3. China's Environmental Crisis: An Enquiry into the Limits of National Development

    An Enquiry into the Limits of National Development

    By Vaclav Smil

    In 1982, Vaclav Smil turned upside down traditional perceptions of China as a green paradise in "The Bad Earth", a disturbing book. This new volume, drawn on a much broader canvas, updates and expands on the basic arguments and perceptions of "The Bad Earth". This book is not a systematic litany of...

    Published June 30th 1993 by Routledge

  4. Energy in China's Modernization

    By Vaclav Smil

    A selection of 50 Slovak folk tales assembled from the collections of folklorist Pavol Dobsinsky. The translator seeks to preserve the poetic qualities of the originals, and the book includes an introduction to the genres of the folktale and the specifics of Slovak tales....

    Published February 28th 1988 by Routledge

  5. The Bad Earth: Environmental Degradation in China

    Environmental Degradation in China

    By Vaclav Smil

    This work focuses on the 19th-century mission conducted by Chinese evangelists among the Hakka, an ethnic minority in south China. The principal part of the text comprises the autobiographies of eight pioneer missionaries who offer insight into village life and customs of the Hakka people....

    Published December 12th 1984 by Routledge

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