The Hudson River Basin - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125884020, 9781483266916

The Hudson River Basin

1st Edition

Environmental Problems and Institutional Response

Editors: Ralph W. Richardson Gilbert Tauber
eBook ISBN: 9781483266916
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 420
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Description

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

Preface

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

References

Index

Details

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

About the Editor

Ralph W. Richardson

Gilbert Tauber