The Human Impact on the Natural Environment: Past, Present, and Future / Edition 6

The Human Impact on the Natural Environment: Past, Present, and Future / Edition 6

by Andrew Goudie
     
 

ISBN-10: 140512704X

ISBN-13: 9781405127042

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: Wiley

The new edition of this classic student text provides an up-to-date and comprehensive view of the major environmental issues facing the world today, and is an essential introduction to the past, present and future impact of humans on Earth.

  • Explores the impact of humans upon vegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms, and the atmosphere.
  • Updated

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Overview

The new edition of this classic student text provides an up-to-date and comprehensive view of the major environmental issues facing the world today, and is an essential introduction to the past, present and future impact of humans on Earth.

  • Explores the impact of humans upon vegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms, and the atmosphere.
  • Updated extensively, with many new figures and up-to-date statistics.
  • Four completely new chapters explore the ways in which global climate change may have an impact on Earth in the future.
  • A new design makes the text even more accessible and easy to use.

Visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/humanimpact to access the artwork from the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405127042
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
1,312,894
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Sixth Edition.

Acknowledgments.

PART I: THE PAST AND PRESENT.

1. Introduction.

2. The Human Impact on Vegetation.

3. Human Influence on Animals.

4. The Human Impact on the Soil.

5. The Human Impact on the Waters.

6. Human Agency in Geomorphology.

7. The Human Impact on Climate and the Atmosphere.

PART II: THE FUTURE.

8. Introduction.

9. The Future: Coastal Environments.

10. The Future: Hydrological Impacts.

11. The Future: The Cryosphere.

12. The Future: Drylands.

13 Conclusion.

Glossary.

References.

Index.

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