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Environmental Management in the Soviet Union : Cambridge Soviet Paperbacks - Philip Rust Pryde

Environmental Management in the Soviet Union

Cambridge Soviet Paperbacks

Paperback Published: 30th September 1991
ISBN: 9780521409056
Number Of Pages: 336

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Environmental problems and their management were one of the main areas of concern for the Soviet government in the late 1980s, just before its dissolution. In this original study, first published in 1991, barely preceding the Soviet Union"s collapse, Professor Philip Pryde examines the pervasive nature of biosphere disruption and environmental contaminants in the country and the extent to which they represented a threat to the Soviet populace and its resource base. This book was the first comprehensive study of Soviet environmental issues and was written by an international specialist on Soviet environmental problems and management. It was first published at a time when the Western world was increasingly following developments in the Soviet Union with interest and environmental protection had become one of the primary topics of glasnost. Environmental Management in the Soviet Union will therefore be essential reading for environmental historians and for students and specialists of conservation and environmental management with a special interest in the Soviet Union.

List of illustrations
List of tables
Foreword by Zeev Wolfson
Preface
Introduction: the state of the Soviet environment in the 1990s
Managing the Soviet atmosphere
The Chernobyl legacy: whither nuclear energy?
Renewable energy resources
The quest for clean water
Controlling toxic and urban wastes
Managing Soviet forest resources
Soviet nature reserves
National parks: a new feature on the Soviet landscape
Managing wildlife and endangered species
Protecting the land
The water crisis in Soviet Central Asia
Assessing the environmental impacts of development
Glasnost and public environmental activism
International environmental cooperation
The future environment of the Soviet Union
References
Index.
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521409056
ISBN-10: 0521409055
Series: Cambridge Soviet Paperbacks
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 30th September 1991
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49