Taiwan's environmental struggle: toward a green silicon island

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Routledge,
Pub. Date:
2008.
Language:
English
Description

Taiwan experienced a highly successful economic transformation in the last 50 years that produced one of Asia's genuine ‘miracles' of modern development, in terms of improvement in per capita income and overall quality of material well being for its citizens. The process, though, involved rapid industrialization and urbanization, and breakneck mass consumption, that inevitably resulted in rapid escalation in degradation of the island's fragile air, water, and land, and produced some of the worst environmental pollution to be found anywhere in Asia

This book examines the causes of Taiwan's environmental predicament, engaging in Taiwan's unique geological, geographical, demographical, political, industrial, historical and economic circumstances. In addition, Jack Williams and Ch'ang-yi David Chang assess the efforts of the government, NGOs and private citizens to create a "green" environmentally sustainable island, with a high tech economy based on the silicon chip, the backbone of Taiwan's highly successful IT industry. Finally the authors discuss what can be done to improve Taiwan's environmental future.

 As the first commercially available book in English on Taiwan's environmental problems this is an invaluable read for students and scholars interested in environmental studies, sustainable development and the island of Taiwan.

 

More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780203928929
020392892
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 09480cae-7cc7-a785-fb9e-456435ee3588
full_title taiwan s environmental struggle toward a green silicon island
author williams j f
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-14 05:04:25AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Williams, J. F.
author2-role NetLibrary, Inc.
author_display Williams, J. F
detailed_location_arlington EBSCOhost
display_description
format_arlington eBook
format_category_arlington eBook
id 09480cae-7cc7-a785-fb9e-456435ee3588
isbn 020392892, 9780203928929
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b13013142||EBSCOhost|Online|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|EBSCOhost||http://www.netlibrary.com.library.access.arlingtonva.us/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=220510||Available Online||q||
itype_arlington eCollection
lexile_score -1
literary_form Other
literary_form_full Other
local_callnumber_arlington Online
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills Online, Central Online, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn Online, Local History Online, Plaza Online, Shirlington Online, Westover Online
primary_isbn 9780203928929
publishDate 2008
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b13013142|eBook|eBook||English|Routledge,|2008.|1 v.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington external_econtent:ils:.b13013142||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|true||||
series Routledge contemporary Asia
series_with_volume Routledge contemporary Asia|5.
title_display Taiwan's environmental struggle toward a green silicon island
title_full Taiwan's environmental struggle [electronic resource] : toward a green silicon island / Jack F. Williams and Ch'ang-yi David Chang
title_short Taiwan's environmental struggle
title_sub toward a green silicon island