Only One Earth: The Care and Maintenance of a Small Planet
Only One Earth The Care and Maintenance of a Small Planet Author:Barbara Ward; Rene Dubos Several things make Only One Earth unique. It is the first attempt to examine our environmental problems not only from a global perspective, but also in their social, economic and political dimensions. Pollution is obvious to us all - we take it in reluctantly with every breath - but the totality of the problem includes not pollution alone bu... more »t also misuse of resources, the impact of technology, unbalanced development, over-population and the world-wide dilemma of ubanization, perhaps less obvious to the uneasy breather, but just as urgent. Only One Earth deals with all of these crises, presend and impending.
Too, Only One Earth is the product of two great brains - two great stylists. Barbara Ward is a world-famous political economist and author; Rene Dubos is a renowned scientist and author. It is also a book that combines with the expertise of the two authors the authority provided by the expert counsel of specialists from every part of the world.
Only One Earth was commissioned by the secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment to provide factual background and a conceptual framework for the conference in Stockholm, June 1972.« less