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Human influences on the environment

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  • The Human Impact on the Natural Environmentby Andrew S. Goudie

    Wiley 2013; US$ 84.00 US$ 72.80

    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.... more...

  • The Earth Transformedby Andrew S. Goudie; Heather A. Viles

    Wiley 2013; US$ 84.00 US$ 72.80

    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...

  • Every Grain of Sandby J.A. Wainwright

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    Universal in scope, yet focusing on recognizable Canadian places, this collection of essays connects individuals' love of nature to larger social issues, to cultural activities, and to sustainable technology. Subjects include activism in Cape Breton, eco-feminism, Native perspectives on the history of humans' relationship with the natural world,... more...

  • Entropy Principle for the Development of Complex Biotic Systemsby Ichiro Aoki

    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...

  • Earth Warsby Geoff Hiscock

    Wiley 2012; US$ 38.00 US$ 32.50

    A fascinating insight into the global battle for our energy future The global competition for scarce natural resources that pits the West against the super-hot economies of China and India, plus a clutch of other contenders including Russia, Brazil, and Indonesia, has become one of the biggest issues facing the world today. Whether it is the rare... more...

  • Reducing the Impacts of Development on Wildlifeby James Gleeson; Deborah Gleeson

    CSIRO Publishing 2012; US$ 99.00

    Practical measures to reduce the impacts of development on terrestrial wildlife, promoting ecologically sustainable development. more...

  • Human-Nature Interactions in the Anthropoceneby Marion Glaser; Gesche Krause; Beate M.W. Ratter; Martin Welp

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book deals with the potentials of social-ecological systems analysis for resolving sustainability problems. Contributors relate inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives to systemic dynamics, human behavior and the different dimensions and scales. With a problem-focused, sustainability-oriented approach to the analysis of human-nature relations,... more...

  • Changing the Global Environmentby Daniel B. Botkin; Margriet F. Caswell; John E. Estes; Angelo A. Orio

    Elsevier Science 1989; US$ 72.95

    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...

  • Arming Mother Natureby Jacob Darwin Hamblin

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.99

    Are today's environmental crises linked to the plans for World War Three? The United States and its allies prepared for a global struggle against the Soviet Union by using science to extend "total war" ideas to the natural environment. This book links environmental warfare to the environmental crises of the 1970s and beyond. more...

  • The Human Impact on the Natural Environmentby Andrew S. Goudie

    Wiley 2013; US$ 92.95 US$ 80.56

    The seventh edition of this classic student text explores the multitude of impacts that humans have had over time upon vegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms and the atmosphere. It also looks into the future and considers the ways in which climate changes and modifications in land cover may change the environment in coming decades. Extensively... more...