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

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

by John James William Rogers, P. Geoffrey Feiss
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521560284

ISBN-13: 9780521560283

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521560283
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 10.98(h) x 1.14(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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