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Human influences on the environment

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  • Aid Activities Targeting the Objectives of the Rio Conventions 1998/2000, Volume 2002/1by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2002; US$ 50.00

    This publication provides detailed information on individual foreign aid commitments, i.e. intended disbursements, of Official Development Assistance (ODA) targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions - the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity - for... more...

  • The Nature of Designby David W. Orr

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    Ecological design is an emerging field that aims to recalibrate what humans do in the world according to how the world works as a biophysical system. This work is about starting things: an ecological design revolution that changes how we provide food, shelter and livelihood, and deal with waste. more...

  • Cultures of Contamination, Volume 14by Michael Edelstein; Maria Tysiachniouk; Lyudmila V. Smirnova

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 117.99

    This volume ponders the cultures that generated the bulk of our global contamination legacy. Insight is sought into its creation and an understanding of differences in how it is being addressed. Hopefully the illumination of the problem will contribute to a better understanding of the constraining conditions and will help guide us in meeting the twin... more...

  • Assessment of Effects of Chemical Contaminants in Dredged Material on Marine Ecosystems and Human Healthby C.A. Schipper

    IOS Press 2009; US$ 85.00

    Explores the applicability of bioassays and bioindicators as tools for evaluating the effects of dredged sediments on the marine ecosystem. This study analyses the application of bioassays and develops a rationale for their inclusion in hazard, risk and impact assessment of dredged sediments. more...

  • Overfishingby Ray Hilborn; Ulrike Hilborn

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    Overfishing: What Everyone Needs to Know ? will provide a balanced explanation of the broad issues associated with overfishing. Guiding readers through the scientific, political, economic, and ethical issues associated with harvesting fish from the ocean, it will provide answers to questions about which fisheries are sustainably managed and which... more...

  • The Environmentby Philip W. Sutton

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95 US$ 60.62

    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...

  • Humans and the Environmentby Matthew I. J. Davies; Freda Nkirote M'Mbogori

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 149.99 US$ 128.99

    This volume resituates the way in which archaeologists use and apply the concept of the environment. Covering basic themes, such as applied environmental archaeology and the archaeology of disaster, each chapter critically explores the potential for archaeological data and practice to contribute to modern environmental issues. more...

  • Environmental Transformationsby Mark Whitehead

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    From the depths of the oceans to the highest reaches of the atmosphere, the human impact on the environment is significant and undeniable. These forms of global and local environmental change collectively appear to signal the arrival of a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. This is a geological era defined not by natural environmental fluctuations... more...

  • Natures of Colonial Changeby Jacob A. Tropp

    Ohio University Press 2006; US$ 19.99

    In this groundbreaking study, Jacob A. Tropp explores the interconnections between negotiations over the environment and an emerging colonial relationship in a particular South African context?the Transkei?subsequently the largest of the notorious ?homelands? under apartheid. In the late nineteenth century, South Africa?s Cape Colony completed... more...

  • Geschichte unserer Umweltby Verena Winiwarter; Hans-Rudolf Bork

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 91.58

    Zwischen Anbetung und Ausbeutung: Das sind die beiden Pole, zwischen denen das Verhältnis von Mensch und Natur seit jeher geschwankt hat. Denn schon seit frühester Zeit haben wir unsere Umwelt beeinflusst, geformt und verändert. Von den frühen Gesellschaften als Jäger und Sammler über den ersten Ackerbau bis hin zur Industrialisierung, zu Atomkraftwerken... more...