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FOREWORD
Peter H. Raven

PART 1: OVERVIEW

PART 2: ATLAS
PART 3: CASE STUDIES
PART 4: ISSUES
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AAAS is the world's largest federation of scientists and engineers, with nearly 300 affiliate organizations and more than 140 000 scientists, engineers, science educators, policy makers, journalists and interested citizens worldwide. AAAS publishes Science, one of the most prestigious and frequently cited scientific journals. The Association also undertakes program activities to expand international scientific cooperation on global issues, advance science education, and shape policy issues grounded in science and technology.

Executive editor
Victoria Dompka Markham
Director, Center for Environment and Population (CEP)

Senior AAAS advisor
Richard W. Getzinger, PhD
Director, AAAS International Office

Principal contributors
Paul Harrison
Fred Pearce

Principal researcher
Lars Bromley

Other contributors
Philip Lightowlers
Maggie Thurgood

Project editor
Helen de Mattos

Research editors
Jane Lyons
Christine Hawkins

Research assistants
Carrie Miller
Liz Dew

Reviewers
Gayl D. Ness, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Michigan (UM), and Director, UM Population Environment Dynamics Project
Geoffrey Lean, international environmental writer and journalist

Case studies
L.J. Gorenflo, The Nature Conservancy
Holly Strand, World Wildlife Fund

Cartography and diagrams
Lars Bromley
David Burles
Simon Blyth

Design
Price Watkins

Web design
John Schoneboom
Graham Barden

Consultants
Uwe Deichmann
Prashant Hedao

Prepared in cooperation with the AAAS International Office by
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Published in association with the AAAS by The University of California Press
University of California Press
Berkeley and Los Angeles, California
University of California Press, Ltd.
London, England

© 2001 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
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Cataloging-in-Publication data is on file with the Library of Congress.

Cloth edition ISBN: 0-520-23081-7

Paperback edition ISBN: 0-520-23084-1

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