Environment and Society : Human Perspectives on Environmental Issues / Edition 2

Environment and Society : Human Perspectives on Environmental Issues / Edition 2

by Charles L. Harper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130165557

ISBN-13: 9780130165558

Pub. Date: 10/27/2000

Publisher: Pearson Education

Environment and Society, 2/E, covers the connections between a range of easily-recognizable human and environmental issues such as:

  • resource issues and pollution
  • population growth, food, and consumption issues
  • energy and technology issues
  • climate change, uncertain risks, and "megaproblems"

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Overview

Environment and Society, 2/E, covers the connections between a range of easily-recognizable human and environmental issues such as:

  • resource issues and pollution
  • population growth, food, and consumption issues
  • energy and technology issues
  • climate change, uncertain risks, and "megaproblems"
  • sustainability, inequality, and social change
  • environmentalism and environmental movements
  • environmental politics and policy
  • globalization and environmental problems

To help readers further understand the effects of the "big issues," Harper includes questions and issues at the end of each chapter that attempt to make "macro-micro"links between large-scale issues and the lives of people. Truly multidisciplinary in approach, Environment and Society, 2/E, offers fascinating insight into important environmental concerns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130165558
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
10/27/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.01(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Environmental Problems and Ecosystems3
Ch. 2Human Systems, Environment, and Social Science29
Ch. 3The Resources of the Earth: Sources and Sinks71
Ch. 4Global Climate Change: Uncertainty, Risk, and Policy109
Ch. 5Population, Environment, and Food151
Ch. 6Energy and Society199
Ch. 7Alternative Futures: Sustainability and Social Change245
Ch. 8Environmentalism: Ideology, Action, and Movements291
Ch. 9Transforming Structures: Markets, Politics, and Policy335
Ch. 10Trade, International Regimes, and the Third Revolution366
References398
Author Index433
Subject Index439

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