People and the Earth: Basic Issues in the Sustainability of Resources and Environment / Edition 1 by John James William Rogers, P. Geoffrey Feiss | | 9780521568722 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
People and the Earth: Basic Issues in the Sustainability of Resources and Environment / Edition 1

People and the Earth: Basic Issues in the Sustainability of Resources and Environment / Edition 1

by John James William Rogers, P. Geoffrey Feiss
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521568722

ISBN-13: 9780521568722

Pub. Date: 03/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

People and the Earth examines the numerous ways in which this planet enhances and limits our lifestyles. Written with wit and remarkable insight, and illustrated with numerous case histories, it provides a balanced view of the complex environmental issues facing our civilization. The authors look at the geologic restrictions on our ability to withdraw resources--food,

Overview

People and the Earth examines the numerous ways in which this planet enhances and limits our lifestyles. Written with wit and remarkable insight, and illustrated with numerous case histories, it provides a balanced view of the complex environmental issues facing our civilization. The authors look at the geologic restrictions on our ability to withdraw resources--food, water, energy, and minerals--from the earth, the effect human activity has on the earth, and the lingering damage caused by natural disasters. People and the Earth examines the basic components of our interaction with this planet, provides a lucid, scientific discussion of each issue, and speculates on what the future may hold. It provides the fundamental concepts that will enable us to make wise and conscientious choices on how to live our day-to-day lives. People and the Earth is an ideal introductory textbook and will also appeal to anyone concerned with our evolving relationship to the earth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521568722
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. People and land; 2. Food; 3. Natural hazards; 4. Water; 5. Energy; 6. Mineral resources; 7. Waste and pollution; 8. Global change; 9. A final word.

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