AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment

AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment

by American Association for, Fred Pearce, Association For the Advancemen American
     
 


The AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment is an important analysis of the relationships between human population and the environment. Illustrating through text, maps, and diagrams how population factors such as rates of growth, density, movement, and resource consumption, along with the use of certain technologies, affect the world's ecosystems andSee more details below

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The AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment is an important analysis of the relationships between human population and the environment. Illustrating through text, maps, and diagrams how population factors such as rates of growth, density, movement, and resource consumption, along with the use of certain technologies, affect the world's ecosystems and natural resources both in the short and long term, the Atlas brings together a wealth of information from the most up-to-date sources. In view of the profound significance of these issues as we enter the new century, this accessible resource will be an invaluable tool for individuals, academics, governments, and corporations.

The Atlas draws on research and data from a number of academic institutions and international organizations, including the United Nations, its specialist organizations and agencies; the World Resources Institute; the Center for International Earth Sciences Information Network; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; U.S. Geological Survey; and the UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Using sophisticated mapping and graphic techniques, it provides quantitative analyses of the important links between such factors as human population density, rates of growth, migration, resource consumption, and technologies, and the state of the global environment. While the impact of people on the environment may have seemed intuitively obvious in the past, the Atlas makes accessible a wealth of badly needed empirical evidence that will be invaluable for both specialists and general readers.

This pathbreaking book tackles the difficult job of connecting the social and natural sciences to provide a thorough analysis of the interplay between population and the environment. Its interdisciplinary approach brings a unique comparative perspective to the discussion and makes it pertinent to a broad range of disciplines.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520230811
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Pages:
215
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Foreword
Pt. 1Overview
Pt. 2Atlas
Population and natural resources43
Population and landuse71
Population and atmosphere95
Population, waste and chemicals107
Population and ecosystems119
Population and biodiversity159
Atlas endnotes171
Pt. 3Case Studies
The Northern Andes178
Canaima National Park180
The Dominican Republic182
The Eastern Himalayas184
Madagascar186
The Sonoran Desert188
Index190
Sources198
World map202
Conversion tables204

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