Environmental Geography: Science, Land Use, and Earth Systems / Edition 3

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Overview

Focusing on the use and misuse of the environment, this forward-looking book provides insights into where we seem to be headed as a species on the planet. Emphasizes the geographic aspects of problems, such as air pollution, locational factors, scales considerations, distributions and spatial associations. Provides an overview of the modern environmental dilemma and the factors that need to be examined in order to gain an understanding of the problem. Features a review of our planet's open lands and the effort to preserve and manage them.

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A textbook for an undergraduate course, applying to environmental issues the traditional concepts of geography, such as an integrated and dynamic planet; space, scale, and distributions; and landscape as the product of interplay between humans and everything else. The chapters are fairly independent and can be selected and arranged to highlight particular themes. Well illustrated. Includes a glossary without pronunciation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471482802
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/11/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 1,234,040
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A World in Crisis: Environment and Humanity in the 21st Century
Chapter 2: Preparing to Understand Environmental Geography
Chapter 3: Environment, Land Use and Sustainable Development
Chapter 4: The Spread and Development of Human Population
Chapter 5: Global Cycles and Systems
Chapter 6: Ecosystems and the Bioclimatic Environment
Chapter 7: The Human Population: Trends and Patterns
Chapter 8: Agriculture, Food Production and Hunger
Chapter 9: Energy Generation, Use, and the Environment
Chapter 10: Atmospheric Environment and Land Use
Chapter 11: Air Population: Patterns, Trends and Impacts
Chapter 12: Hydrologic Environment and Land Use
Chapter 13: Water Pollution: Patterns, Trends and Impacts
Chapter 14: Hazardous Waste Production and Disposal
Chapter 15: Soil, Land and Land Use
Chapter 16: Biological Diversity and Land Use
Chapter 17: Open-Land Resources: Forests, Rangelands, Parks and Preserves
Chapter 18: Managing the Global Environment
Appendices
Glossary
Index

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