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- Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 99.95
The concept of entropy in thermodynamics is a complex one, though it is fundamental in understanding physics, the workings of the mind, and biology. Entropy is the measure of the quality of energy, and it can also refer to the turn from order to disorder or randomness in isolated systems. In open systems, such as biology, entropy is formulated in... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 14.99
Most books about the environment build on dire threats warning of the possible extinction of humanity. Alan Weisman avoids frightening off readers by disarmingly wiping out our species in the first few pages of this remarkable book. He then continues with an astounding depiction of how Earth will fare once we?re no longer around. The World Without... more...
- OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 59.99
The biological composition and richness of most of the Earth's major ecosystems are being dramatically and irreversibly transformed by anthropogenic activity. Yet, despite the vast areal extent of our oceans, the mainstay of research to-date in the biodiversity-ecosystem functioning arena has been weighted towards ecological observations and experimentation... more...
- Elsevier Science 1989; US$ 56.00
In the last human generation we have learned that life existed on our earth for more than three billion years, yet man has done more to change the earth and its ability to support life in the last few centuries than preceding life forms have over hundreds of millions of years. And nearly all of these changes were brought about as unforeseen or unconsidered... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95
How are human societies changing the global environment? Is sustainable development really possible? Can environmental risks be avoided? Is our experience of nature changing? This book shows how questions about the environment cannot be properly answered without taking a sociological approach. It provides a comprehensive guide to the ways in which... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
?A passionate and heartfelt call to care.? ?Bruce Feiler, New York Times bestselling author of Walking the Bible and America ?s Prophet In You Are Here, Thomas Kostigen, the New York Times bestselling co-author of The Green Book , takes us to the most extreme environmental areas on the planet to show how what we do from... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2002; US$ 45.00
Never before in human society has the interaction of people and their natural environment been so complex. It is precisely this diversity that creates a need for a synthesis that transcends the boundaries of traditional academic fields. "Mappae Mundi more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 75.00
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... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 85.00
As affluence grows, it gets easier to travel faster and further. But research shows that, despite this, the average travel time in all societies remains steady at roughly an hour a day. The implication is that people are choosing to increase the distance they regularly travel, rather than opting for shorter journey times. While this clearly offers... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 75.00
The Earth Transformed answers the need for a concise, non-technical introduction to the ways in which the natural environment has been and is being affected by human activities. It is simply and engagingly written, and illustrated with maps, diagrams, figures and photographs. Among the subjects described and considered by the authors are desertification,... more...