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China's past, China's future [electronic resource] : energy, food, environment / Vaclav Smil.

Smil, Vaclav. (Author).
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Subject: Power resources > China.
Food supply > China.
China > Environmental conditions.

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  • ISBN: 9780203563205 (e-book : PDF)
  • Physical Description: xv, 232 p. : ill.
  • Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2004.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-228) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: China's Biophysical Foundations -- My Chinese Experiences -- Challenges Of Understanding -- Interdisciplinary Perspectives -- Energy -- Half a Century Of Advances -- Continuing Importance Of Traditional Energies -- A Failed Strategy -- From A New Saudi Arabia To Concerns About Oil Security -- A Remarkable Shift In Energy Intensities -- Food -- The World's Greatest Famine -- From Subsistence To Satiety -- Dietary Transitions -- Nitrogen In China's Agriculture -- Can China Feed Itself? -- Environment -- Attitudes And Constraints -- The First Of The Five Elements -- China's Environment And Security -- Cost Of China's Environmental Change -- Megaprojects And China's Environment -- Looking Ahead By Looking Back -- Failed Forecasts -- Contending Trends.
Additional Physical Form available Note: Also available in print edition. CRC Press (
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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