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Wolf, Edward C.

Overview
Works: 51 works in 119 publications in 2 languages and 4,982 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Study guides  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Other
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Most widely held works by Edward C Wolf
The rain forests of home : profile of a North American bioregion by Peter Schoonmaker( )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book brings together a diverse array of thinkers--conservationists, community organizers, botanists, anthropologists, zoologists, Native Americans, ecologists, and others--to present a multilayered, multidimensional portrait of the coastal temperate rain forest and its people. Joining natural and social science perspectives, the book provides readers with a valuable understanding of the region's natural and human history, along with a vision of its future and strategies for realising that vision. It offers for the first time a unified description of the characteristics, history, culture, economy, and ecology of the coastal temperate rain forest. It is essential reading for anyone who lives in or cares about the region
Soil erosion : quiet crisis in the world economy by L. R Brown( Book )

14 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although soil erosion is a natural process, it has increased to the point where it far exceeds the natural formation of new soil. However, with only occasional exceptions, national agricultural and population policies have failed to take soil depletion into account. Projections of world food production always incorporate estimates of future cropland area, but what has been lacking has been an effort to project changes in inherent productivity of the projected cropland area. To help remedy this shortcoming in world food supply projections, an estimate of the worldwide loss of topsoil from cropland is presented. Areas discussed include: (1) the causes of soil erosion; (2) dimensions of the problem in various countries; (3) the effects of erosion (particularly related to loss of topsoil) on agricultural productivity; (4) the effects of erosion on other areas (indicating that the loss of topsoil that reduces land productivity may also reduce irrigation, electrical generation, and the navigability of waterways); (5) economic aspects of soil conservation; (6) the role of governments; and (7) global aspects of the problem. (JN)
Reversing Africa's decline by Lester Russell Brown( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the green revolution : new approaches for Third World agriculture by Edward C Wolf( Book )

13 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After 20 years, the "green revolution" is generally referred to as a milestone in the international agricultural movement. The introduction of new varieties of wheat and rice, along with fertilizers, pesticides, and mechanized farm equipment has produced a dramatic increase in world food production. This paper assesses the successes of the green revolution in light of its effect upon third world countries. It cautions that the revolutionary gains in agricultural production have not been distributed evenly. This uneven distribution of productivity is discussed in the first chapter, "Productivity Reconsidered." The second chapter, "Beyond the Green Revolution," considers the need for new crop varieties and technologies (including biotechnologies) but argues that tomorrow's innovations must be more consistent with regional agricultural traditions. This approach will help to avoid some of the environmental and social costs associated with the agricultural technologies utilized during the green revolution. The third chapter, "Rediscovering Traditional Agriculture," examines the benefits and limitations of traditional methods of agriculture, indicating that these practices should provide the basis for new practices, rather than be swept aside as archaic. "Toward Appropriate Biotechnology" discusses some of the possible contributions offered by biotechnology as tools for more efficient and sustainable agriculture. The document concludes with a call for additional research in sustainable agriculture productivity. (Tw)
State of the world, 1984 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Linda, ed Starke( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"State of the World began in 1984 as a new annual project created to measure worldwide progress in achieving a sustainable society. Sing a broad network of information sources, the report monitors changes in the global resource base (land, water, energy, and biological support systems), focusing particularly on how changes there affect the economy. A natural outgrowth of the Worldwatch Institute's ongoing progress, the book is published in response to a growing demand for policy-oriented interdisciplinary research. Here the reader will find news on innovative and particularly successful technical developments; an emphasis on global economic connections that policy makers often overlook; a review of national policies and programs, including progress toward specific national goals; and a survey of major financial commitments by governments and international development agencies"--Provided by publisher
State of the world, 1987 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Lester R Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report assess human-caused disruptions of global chemical cycles; evaluates the worldwide reappraisal of nuclear power after the Chernobyl accident; profiles the accelerating urbanization of the world's population; discusses the shift to reliance on markets in a growing number of countries; and advocates new initiatives in recycling materials; and raising agricultural productivity
State of the world, 1985 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Lester R Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second of a series of annual reports designed to provide a global assessment of progress toward a sustainable society, this publication monitors changes in the global resource base (land, water, energy, and biological support systems), focusing particularly on how these changes affect the economy. Included in the report are news on innovative or particularly successful technical developments; a look at global economic conditions that policy makers often overlook; a review of national policies and programs, including progress toward specific national goals; and a survey of major financial commitments by governments and international development agencies. Following an overview, content is divided into 10 chapters: "A False Sense of Security" (Lester R. Brown), "Reducing Hunger" (Lester R. Brown), "Managing Freshwater Supplies" (Sandra Postel), "Maintaining World Fisheries" (Lester R. Brown), "Protecting Forests from Air Pollution and Acid Rain" (Sandra Postel), "Conserving Biological Diversity" (Edward C. Wolf), "Increasing Energy Efficiency" (William U. Chandler), "Harnessing Renewable Energy (Christopher Flavin and Cynthia Pollock), "Stopping Population Growth" (Lester R. Brown), and "Getting Back on the Track" (Lester R. Brown and Edward C. Wolf). A list of tables and figures, extensive endnotes, and an index are included. (LH)
State of the world, 1986 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Worldwatch institute( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"State of the World 1986 reveals economic and ecological threats to security that military forces are ill equipped to confront. The report is the third in an annual series from Worldwatch assessing worldwide progress toward achieving a sustainable society. A natural outgrowth of the Institute's ongoing research, the book is published in response to a growing demand for policy-oriented interdisciplinary analysis. The 1986 report emphasizes the economic, social, and political consequences of ecological deterioration; proposes a resource-based development agenda for Africa; highlights innovations in water use and electricity policy; and calls for strategies to banish tobacco and enhance child survival" -- Provided by publisher
State of the world, 1988 : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society by Lester R Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In preparing this assessment in each of the last five years, the Worldwatch Institute has in effect given the earth an annual physical examination, checking its vital signs. The readings are not reassuring: The earth's forests are shrinking, its deserts expanding, and its soils eroding - all at record rates. Each year thousands of plant and animal species disappear, many before they are named or catalogued. The very temperature of the earth appears to be rising, posing a threat of unknown dimensions to virually all the life-support systems on which humanity depends. State of the World 1998 warns that societies' use of fossil fuels poses unacceptable risks of climate change and environmental changes, just as previous editions have profiled the insupportable costs of nuclear power. Simply put, the question becomes: If not coal, and if not nuclear, then what? The authors sketch the vast promise that lies in improved energy efficiency and renewable power sources, and recommend policies to unleash this potential. Other chapters challenge leaders to reforest the earth, avoid a mass extinction of species, redesign farming and industry to curtail toxic chemicals, renew the global commitment to family planning, and hat the costly and ill-conceived Strategic Defense Initiative. As never before, human prospects depend on such efforts to restore and manage the natural systems that underpin the global economy" -- Provided by publisher
Salmon nation : people, fish, and our common home( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salmon nation : people and fish at the edge( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World of salmon today, and suggest a future of rivers restored and fishing livelihoods revived -- a future still within our reach. Geographer Dorie Brownell's full-color maps of the state of Pacific salmon today, published here for the first time, offer a powerful "big picture" perspective that lends a new urgency to efforts to heal the breach between people and salmon. Book jacket
Race to save the planet study guide by Edward C Wolf( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klamath heartlands : a guide to the Klamath Reservation forest plan : vision, history, restoration, reconnection by Edward C Wolf( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Klamath Heartlands introduces the unique-in-the-nation plan by the Klamath Tribes of southern Oregon to restore the "remembered forest" of their former reservation, an area that Oregon governor Tom McCall once called "the greatest single stand of ponderosa pines to be found anywhere in the West." Part of the Tribes' effort to regain lands they lost in 1954, the Klamath Reservation Forest Plan offers a vision of ecological and cultural restoration that will change the way we think about Western forests."--BOOK JACKET
A tidewater place : portrait of the Willapa ecosystem by Edward C Wolf( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erosion : der Tod der Böden oder die schleichende Gefahr für die Weltwirtschaft by Lester R Brown( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race to save the planet : telecourse faculty guide by Charles D Aldrich( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the love of music : a 75-year history of the Wheeling Symphony by Edward C Wolf( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kowesas watershed assessment : summary report( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erosion d. Tod d. Böden oder d. schleichende Gefahr für d. Weltwirtschaft ; (worldwatch paper 60) by Lester Russell Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race to save the planet : study guide/1999 by Edward C Wolf( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The rain forests of home : profile of a North American bioregion
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Salmon nation : people, fish, and our common homeSalmon nation : people and fish at the edgeRace to save the planet study guideKlamath heartlands : a guide to the Klamath Reservation forest plan : vision, history, restoration, reconnectionA tidewater place : portrait of the Willapa ecosystem
Alternative Names
Wolf, Edward

Languages
English (79)

German (7)