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The Environment is a lively, comprehensive introduction for environmental study, explaining how the environment functions, how environmental systems relate, and the ways in which people and environment interact. Focusing particularly on the environmental impacts of human activities, the book explains the ways in which an understanding of basic physical principles can help us to use the environment and its ...

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The Environment

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Overview

The Environment is a lively, comprehensive introduction for environmental study, explaining how the environment functions, how environmental systems relate, and the ways in which people and environment interact. Focusing particularly on the environmental impacts of human activities, the book explains the ways in which an understanding of basic physical principles can help us to use the environment and its resources.

Three particular approaches are adopted throughout:
a systems approach - highlighting the interactions and interrelationships between the environment's diverse parts
an interdisciplinary perspective - stepping back from an individual subject focus to examine the complex breadth of the environment's diversity
a global perspective - incorporating stimulating examples drawn from around the world to illustrate broad global patterns and contrasts.

The Environment explains the principles and applications of the different parts of the Earth's system: the lithosphere, the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, and explains the interrelationship across these systems. It explores the present environmental crisis, examines how the planet Earth fits into the wider universe, and explores human-environment interactions, to offer a clear understanding of the diverse and complex environment we live in and new ways of thinking about the way it is changing.
Specific features include:
• Lively, stimulating and accessible text
• Superb illustrations: 4-colour plate sections
• Case studies drawn from around the world, boxed within the text
• Chaptersummaries
• Annotated further reading lists
A Lecturer's Manual is available to accompany the text.

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This text presents a broad overview of the environment and how it works, for courses in geography and environmental studies that focus on the ways that people and the environment interact. Material is presented with emphasis on a systems framework, an interdisciplinary perspective, and a global perspective. Organization is in sections on the lithosphere, the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, and the biosphere. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203462546
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/10/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 704
  • File size: 12 MB
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Table of Contents

List of colour plates
List of black and white plates
List of figures
List of tables
List of boxes
Preface
Acknowledgements
Pt. I Introduction 1
1 Environment in Crisis 3
2 Population and Environment 33
3 Environmental Systems 58
4 Spaceship Earth 99
Pt. II The Lithosphere 123
5 Structure of the Earth 125
6 Dynamic Earth 145
7 Earth Materials 192
Pt. III The Atmosphere 223
8 The Atmosphere 225
9 Atmospheric Processes 271
10 Weather Systems 301
11 Climate 325
Pt. IV The Hydrosphere 349
12 The Hydrological Cycle 351
13 Water Resources 386
14 Drylands 419
15 Cold and Ice 442
16 Oceans and Coasts 472
Pt. V The Biosphere 517
17 The Biosphere 519
18 Ecosystems, Succession and Biomes 551
19 Soils 593
Pt. VI Reflections 615
20 Retrospect and Prospect 617
Bibliography 637
Glossary 647
Index 655
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