Global Environmental Issues / Edition 1

Global Environmental Issues / Edition 1

by Frances Harris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470845600

ISBN-13: 9780470845608

Pub. Date: 03/05/2004

Publisher: Wiley

Meeting the needs of upper level students, this book treats global environmental problems as complex issues with a network of human and biophysical causes.

  • Each chapter interlinks human demands on the Earths resources to natural biophysical change – not simply a cause and effect treatment of global issues and environmental change
  • Includes coverage of
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Meeting the needs of upper level students, this book treats global environmental problems as complex issues with a network of human and biophysical causes.

  • Each chapter interlinks human demands on the Earths resources to natural biophysical change – not simply a cause and effect treatment of global issues and environmental change
  • Includes coverage of contemporary hot topics such as biodiversity, urbanisation and sustainable development
  • Global case studies (two per chapter) contextualise theory for students

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470845608
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/05/2004
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.89(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Pt. 1Introduction1
1Human-Environment Interactions3
Pt. 2The Changing Surface of the Earth19
2A Change in the Weather? - Coming to Terms with Climate Change21
3Understanding and Adapting to Sea-Level Change45
4Changing Land Cover65
5Conserving Biodiversity Resources95
Pt. 3Meeting our Needs115
6Food Production and Supply117
7Meeting Society's Demand for Energy154
Pt. 4Coping with our Impact193
8Managing Urbanisation195
9Coping with Pollution: Dealing with Waste229
Pt. 5Conclusion263
10Sustainable Development265
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations277
References280
Index307

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