The Hudson River Basin

The Hudson River Basin

Environmental Problems and Institutional Response

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editors: Ralph W. Richardson, Gilbert Tauber
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483266916

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The Hudson River Basin: Environmental Problems and Institutional Response, Volume 2 covers a wide array of serious and complex environmental problems, reflecting the poor state of the environment itself. Most of the environmental problems in the Hudson Basin today are the result, direct or indirect, of the tremendous population and economic growth in the 25 years following World War II. This volume contains five chapters that discuss the results of the Hudson Basin Project's task groups, which presents numerous case studies of environmental controversies or "problem situations" in the Hudson Basin. The first chapters deal with the interdependence of policy areas and the applicable technology for water and air resources in the Basin. The next chapter describes the aquatic and the terrestrial communities in the Hudson Basin. The last chapters are concerned with the human health, leisure time, and recreation within the area. This book will prove useful to environmentalists and researchers.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword


    Contents of Volume

    Chapter 7 Water Resources

    7.1 The Current Picture

    7.2 The Interdependence of Policy Areas

    7.3 Applicable Technology for Water Resources

    7.4 Issues Affecting Water Resources Management

    7.5 Selected Examples of Significant Issues

    7.6 Summary and Conclusions

    Chapter 8 Air Resources

    8.1 Air Quality

    8.2 Issues and Illustrative Situations

    8.3 Priority Policy Interdependencies

    8.4 Strategies for Utilizing Knowledge and Establishing Research Priorities

    Chapter 9 Biological Communities

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 The Ecosystem

    9.3 Man's Use and Impact

    9.4 The Biota and Man's Survival

    9.5 Interactions, Management, and Environment

    Chapter 10 Human Health

    10.1 Introduction

    10.2 Land Use/Human Settlement

    10.3 Land Use/Natural Resource Management

    10.4 Water Resources

    10.5 Energy Systems

    10.6 Air Resources

    10.7 Transportation

    10.8 Leisure Time and Recreation

    10.9 Environmental Service Systems

    10.10 Biological Communities

    10.11 "The Health Question"

    Chapter 11 Leisure time and Recreation

    11.1 Introduction

    11.2 Examples of Issues

    11.3 The Administrative and Institutional Character of Recreation and Leisure

    Appendix A Project History and Process

    Appendix B Hudson Basin Project Participants

    Appendix C Research Needs

    Appendix D United States Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSAs) With Populations Over One Million in 1970

    Appendix E Population and Employment Data, Hudson Basin Subregions

    Appendix F Extract from the Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul) Metropolitan Development Guide

    Appendix G Response of Suburban Action Institute



Product details

  • No. of pages: 420
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483266916

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Ralph W. Richardson

Gilbert Tauber

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