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  • Published: New York : Scribner, 2010.
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Edition: 1st Scribner trade paperback ed.
  • Description: xii, 435 p. : maps ; 23 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9781416580768
  • 141658076X


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When a billion Chinese jump : how China will save mankind--or destroy it

by Watts, Jonathan, 1967-

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Call number: 363.7 Wa

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor

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Useless trees : Shangri-La -- Foolish old men : the Tibetan Plateau -- Still waters, moving earth : Sichuan -- Fishing with explosives : Hubei and Guangxi -- Made in China? : Guangdong -- Gross domestic pollution : Jiangsu and Zhejiang -- From horizontal green to vertical gray : Chongqing -- Shop till you drop : Shanghai -- Why do so many people hate Henan? : Henan -- The carbon trap : Shanxi and Shaanxi -- Attack the clouds! Retreat from the sands! : Gansu and Ningxia -- Flaming mountain, melting heaven : Xinjing -- Science versus math : Tianjin, Hebei, and Liaoning -- Fertility treatment : Shandong -- An odd sort of dictatorship : Heilongjiang -- Grass roots : Xanadu .

The Asia environmental correspondent for the "Guardian" delivers a fascinating, frontline account of the current environmental crisis in China, exploring how Beijing is balancing economic growth with sustainability and whether China will "emerge as the world's first green superpower" or tip our species "over the environmental precipice."

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Terrible cover

The cover indicates that China is one solidified mass of people, as if all are perfect replicas of a single person. This along with making the shape of China be the smoke from the factory is another lame attempt to feed the China bashing syndrome going on. The contents of the book might be good but I'm not going to give it any of my time.

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