Hardback
July 11, 2023
9780295751696
English
31 b&w illus., 21 maps, 31 charts, 20 tables
9.21 Inches (US)
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$105.00 USD, £84.00 GBP
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Paperback / softback
July 11, 2023
9780295751719
English
31 b&w illus., 21 maps, 31 charts, 20 tables
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$35.00 USD, £26.99 GBP
v2.1 Reference

An Ecological History of Modern China

Is environmental degradation an inevitable result of economic development? Can ecosystems be restored once government officials and the public are committed to doing so? These questions are at the heart of An Ecological History of Modern China, a comprehensive account of China's transformation since the founding of the People's Republic from the perspective not of the economy but of the biophysical world. Examples throughout illustrate how agricultural, industrial, and urban development have affected the resilience of China's ecosystems—their ability to withstand disturbances and additional growth—and what this means for the country's future.

Drawing on decades of research, Stevan Harrell demonstrates the local and global impacts of China's miraculous rise. In clear and accessible prose, An Ecological History of Modern China untangles the paradoxes of development and questions the possibility of a future that is both prosperous and sustainable. It is a critical resource for students, scholars, and general readers interested in environmental change, Chinese history, and sustainable development.

9780295751696 : an-ecological-history-of-modern-china-harrell
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July 11, 2023
$105.00 USD
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July 11, 2023
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