ERIC Number: ED361223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Environmental Data Book: A Guide to Statistics on the Environment and Development.
This book presents statistics on countries with populations of more than 1 million related to the quality of the environment, economic development, and how each is affected by the other. Sometimes called indicators, the statistics are measures of environmental, economic, and social conditions in developing and industrial countries. The book is divided into four units: water, land, air, and atmosphere. Each unit focuses on one indicator to measure access to safe water, change in forest and woodland, levels of suspended particulate matter, and carbon dioxide emissions. The data tables at the back of the book provide statistics by country for the above mentioned indicators, as well as the following indicators: forest and woodland area, population per passenger car, energy use per capita, chlorofluorocarbon use, gross national product (GNP) per capita, average annual growth of GNP per capita, population, average annual population growth, urban population, life expectancy at birth, infant mortality rate, primary school enrollment rate, secondary school enrollment rate, and adult illiteracy. A list of definitions and notes is included. (MDH)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Demography, Economic Status, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Fuel Consumption, Natural Resources, Tables (Data), Water Pollution, Water Quality, Water Resources
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, The World Bank, 1818 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20433.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reference Materials - Geographic
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.; International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Washington, DC.