Global Environmental Issues / Edition 1

Global Environmental Issues / Edition 1

by Frances Harris
     
 

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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

Overview

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

Part I Introduction.
1 Human-Environment interactions (Frances M. A. Harris).
Part II The changing surface of the Earth.
2 A change in the weather? - coming to terms with climate change (Michael Hulme).
3 Understanding and adapting to sea-level rise (Patrick D. Nunn).
4 Land Cover Change (Doreen S. Boyd and Giles M. Foody).
5 Conserving Biodiversity Resources (Frances M. A. Harris).
Part III Meeting our needs.
6 Food Production and Supply (Guy M. Robinson and F. M. A. Harris).
7 Meeting Society's Demand for Energy (N. Petford).
Part IV Coping with our impact.
8 Managing Urbanisation (Kenneth Lynch).
9 Coping with pollution: dealing with waste (Rosalind M. Taylor and Katherine H. Morrissey).
Part V Conclusion.
10 Sustainable Development (Frances M. A. Harris).

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