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The Resource Meltdown in Tibet : China's reckless destruction of ecosystems from the highlands of Tibet to the deltas of Asia, Michael Buckley

Meltdown in Tibet : China's reckless destruction of ecosystems from the highlands of Tibet to the deltas of Asia, Michael Buckley

Label
Meltdown in Tibet : China's reckless destruction of ecosystems from the highlands of Tibet to the deltas of Asia
Title
Meltdown in Tibet
Title remainder
China's reckless destruction of ecosystems from the highlands of Tibet to the deltas of Asia
Statement of responsibility
Michael Buckley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Tibetans have experienced waves of genocide since the 1950s. Now they are facing ecocide. The Himalayan snowcaps are in meltdown mode, due to climate change -- accelerated by a rain of black soot from massive burning of coal and other fuels in both China and India. The mighty rivers of Tibet are being dammed by Chinese engineering consortiums to feed the mainland's thirst for power, and the land is being relentlessly mined in search of minerals to feed China's industrial complex. On the drawing board are plans for a massive engineering project to divert water from Eastern Tibet to water-starved Northern China. Ruthless Chinese repression leaves Tibetans powerless to stop the reckless destruction of their sacred land, but they are not the only victims of this campaign: the nations downstream from Tibet rely heavily on rivers sourced in Tibet for water supply, and for rich silt used in agriculture. This ecocide has been happening with little scrutiny until now. In Meltdown in Tibet, Michael Buckley turns the spotlight on the darkest side of China's emergence as a global super power"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buckley, Michael
Dewey number
363.700951/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental degradation
  • Environmental policy
  • Natural resources
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
  • Water-supply
  • Water-supply
Target audience
general
Label
Meltdown in Tibet : China's reckless destruction of ecosystems from the highlands of Tibet to the deltas of Asia, Michael Buckley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 248 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781137279545
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014014138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour map
Ownership
*
Label
Meltdown in Tibet : China's reckless destruction of ecosystems from the highlands of Tibet to the deltas of Asia, Michael Buckley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 248 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781137279545
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014014138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, colour map
Ownership
*

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