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FROM VOLUME 4, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1991
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
7th Parliamentary and Scientific Conference: Coping with Global
Environmental Change--The Role of Science and Democracy, 272 pp., 1991.
Published by the Council of Europe, B.P. 431 R6, F-67006 Strasbourg Cedex,
Contains the proceedings of the conference (June 11-14, 1990, Ottawa, Ont.,
Can.) covering the problem setting, environment and economy, and strategies for
the future. Participating were representatives of national legislative bodies,
government ministries and embassies, universities and scientific organizations,
industry, nongovernmental organizations.
Encyclopedia of Earth System Science, W.A. Nierenberg, Ed.,
2,500 pp. (4 vol. set), expected Sep. 1991, $825 pre-publication/$950
Covers all relevant disciplines and contains in-depth, cross referenced
articles, glossaries and bibliographies, and a 15,000-entry subject index.
Expected to appeal to a broad audience of modelers, policy makers, researchers,
corporate executives, students and educated generalists.
The Clean Air Act Amendments: BNA's Comprehensive Analysis of the
New Law, 450 pp., Apr. 1991, $95 + $5 shipping, order no. BSP-150 (BNA).
Called by the publisher a unique blend of journalism and insider thinking
that will lead to better understanding of the new law and to anticipation of the
effect of impending regulations on industry and the environment. Contains
examinations of specific provisions including ozone-depleting chemicals.
Market Mechanisms for Pollution Control, 1990, £60 IEA
member countries/£180 others (IEA).
Energy & Environmental Strategies for the 1990s, M.J. Winer,
M. Jackson, Eds., 652 pp., 1990, $62 (Fairmont).
Contains a compilation of papers from the 13th World Energy Engineering
Congress, and considers energy and environment, energy management,
combustion and lighting efficiency, CFC reduction and emission control.
Nuclear Winter and the End of the Arms Race, C. Sagan, R. Turco,
1990, $19.95 (Random House).
Summarizes 20 years of research and public controversy following publication
of the nuclear winter hypothesis. The first section summarizes scientific
knowledge about nuclear winter and its consequences, such as climate alteration
and production of gases like carbon monoxide. The second section looks at policy
issues and reviews the political debates in various countries. Reviewed by G.
Brasseur, Eos, p. 43, Jan. 29, 1991.
Environmental Problems and Solutions, T.N. Veziroglu, 525 pp.,
1990 (Hemisphere). Discusses attacks on the biosphere, where the leading
offenders are the greenhouse effect and various pollutants.
Our Common Future: A Canadian Response to the Challenge of
Sustainable Development, 85 pp., 1990, Can$15 (Harmony). Proceedings of a
national forum (Aug. 18-21, 1990, Peterborough, Ont.) containing recommendations
for action on energy, agriculture and other areas. (Working group summary is in
French as well as English.)
Global Warming and Climate Change: Perspectives from Developing
Countries, S. Gupta, R.K. Pachauri, Eds., 286 pp., 1990, $60 (TERI).
Proceedings from a conference (Feb. 1989, New Delhi).
Greenhouse and Energy, D.J. Swaine, Ed., 496 pp., Nov. 1990,
Aust$70 Australia, New Zealand/US$70 elsewhere (CSIRO).
Based on papers presented at a conference (Dec. 1989, Macquarie Univ.,
Australia) on a wide variety of topics with an emphasis on Australian
conditions. Provides a basis for future research and better-informed
Climate in Crisis, The Greenhouse Effect and What We Can Do,
A.K. Bates, 228 pp., 1990, $11.95 (The Book Pub. Co.).
Presents a number of worst-case scenarios relating to climate change,
concluding with a discussion of a new agenda and ideas for limiting
environmental damage. Reviewed by J.S. Perry in Clim. Change, pp. 9-12,
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