Environmental Change and Human Survival : Some Dimensions of Human Ecology / Edition 1

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Overview

This book looks at human ecology by examining the linkages between human actions and environmental inputs. A historical context traces demographic and cultural developments through a series of demographic landmarks, and provides a balance to the book's survey of recent and contemporary populations. Chapter topics include ecological concepts; demographic landmarks of a successful species; technology, development and population; and health, disease, and diet. For active participants in the world we live in, who understand that our survival of environmental and social changes depends upon a clearer understanding of populations, society, and their adaptations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131760417
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 9/7/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 314
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Human Environments: A World of Linkages.

2. Humans and Ecological Concepts.

3. Demographic Landmarks of a Successful Species.

4. Technology, Development, and Population Dynamics: Some Linkages.

5. Population Dynamics: Some Basic Elements.

6. Diet, Adaptation, and Development.

7. Health, Disease, and Development.

8. Development, Populations, and Linkages: The Impacts on Planet Earth.

Literature Cited.

Index.

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