Ultimate Security: The Environmental Basis of Political Instability
by Norman Myers
AVAILABILITY: Out of Print (Available for Order)
Publication Date: September 1996
Publisher: Island Press
Binding: Trade Paper
Topics: ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY_UNITED STATES
"I do not see how anyone can claim to be informed about what is probably humanity's single most important problem without having read Ultimate Security." -Robert Heilbroner, New School of Social Researc.
"In a provocative description of the new concept of environmental security, which he helped establish, the author offers much evidence that environmental factors-from deforestation and desertification to global warming and ozone depletion-will loom larger in world affairs. His book is chockablock with recent portents ... and [predictions of] loss of stability or out-and-out conflict over natural resource related issues." -Publishers Weekl.
"Myers, a widely published professional conservationist, brings together seven regional case studies and five global case studies to support his thesis that 'environmental problems will likely become predominant causses of conflict in the decades ahead.' Writing for the general public, Myers draws upon his field work in over 80 countries as well as his work with the World Commission on Environment and Development. ... [He] marshals compelling data about the environmental threat and sounds the alarm that political leadership is failing to respond. An interesting, lively book." -Library Journal
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-295) and index.
About the Author
Norman Myers is one of the world's most respected and influential authorities on environmental science. He is the author of a number of books, including "The Long African Day", "The Primary Source", "The Sinking Ark", and "A Wealth of Wild Species"; he is the editor of "The Gaia Atlas of Plant Management" and a consultant to the World Bank, the United Nations, World Wildlife Fund, the Smithsonian Institution, and other global institutions.
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