Global Environmental Issues: A Climatological Approach / Edition 2

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Overview

This book provides a balanced account of the global environmental issues which threaten our society and which we neglect at our peril. Analysing both social and environmental components of the issues - global warming, ozone depletion, acid rain and drought - the book offers a valuable integrative approach and a detailed analysis of environmental issues in a clear, non-technical manner.

Emphasising the climatological dimension common to all environmental issues, Global Environmental Issues recognises the multi-faceted nature of the issues, their common causes and the possibility of common solutions. Assessment of socio-economic, cultural amd political factors provides a balanced introduction to both the dangers and advantages of human interference with the environment. What have we done to deserve our current environmental crisis? Can we solve our current environmental problems, or is it too late?
This new edition of a best selling text is completely updated and expands to include greater detail and new material such as a new section on atmospheric modelling. A glossary has been added together with a bibliography for further reading at the end of each chapter, allowing readers to develop their interest in specific areas. The interdisciplinary text will prove invaluable to students in geography, environmental studies and other courses in whcih the environmental approach is emphasised.

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A textbook for an introductory college course in geography or environmental studies, but interdisciplinary enough for use in other courses with an environmental approach. Bridges the gulf between technical reports and popular articles on such topics as the greenhouse effect, acid rain, ozone depletion, nuclear winter, atmospheric turbidity, and drought. Paper edition (unseen), $15.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415103107
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/1/1994
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of acronyms
1 Setting the Scene 1
2 The Atmosphere 14
3 Drought, Famine and Desertification 40
4 Acid Rain 70
5 Atmospheric Turbidity 100
6 The Threat to the Ozone Layer 121
7 The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming 144
8 Present Problems, Future Prospects 173
Glossary 186
Bibliography 203
Index 217
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