Environmental Geography: Science, Land Use, and Earth Systems / Edition 1

Environmental Geography: Science, Land Use, and Earth Systems / Edition 1

by William M. Marsh, John Grossa Jr.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471503967

ISBN-13: 9780471503965

Pub. Date: 12/28/1995

Publisher: Wiley

Describes the use and misuse of the environment and 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 which need to be examined in order

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Describes the use and misuse of the environment and 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 which 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471503965
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
8.76(w) x 11.22(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

The Critical Challenge.

Humans and Earth: The Great Experiment.

Global Cycles and Systems: The Environmental Framework.

Ecosystems and the Bioclimatic Environment.

Human Population: Trends and Patterns.

Agriculture, Food Production, and Hunger.

Energy Generation, Use, and the Environment.

Atmospheric Environment and Land Use.

Air Pollution: Patterns, Trends, and Impacts.

Hydrologic Environment and Land Use.

Water Pollution: Patterns, Trends, and Impacts.

Hazardous Waste Production and Disposal.

Soil, Land, and Land Use.

Biological Diversity and Land Use.

Open-Land Resources: Forests, Rangelands, Parks, and Preserves.

Managing the Environment.

Appendix.

Glossary.

Index.

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