People and the Earth: Basic Issues in the Sustainability of Resources and Environmentby John James William Rogers, P. Geoffrey Feiss
Pub. Date: 03/28/1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
People and the Earth examines the basic components of our interaction with this planet, including 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. This book provides a lucid, scientific discussion of each issue, and speculates on what the future may hold. Written with wit and remarkable insight, and illustrated with numerous case histories, this ideal introductory textbook provides a balanced view of the complex environmental issues facing o ur civilization.
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Table of ContentsPreface; 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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