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Human influences on the environment

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  • Arming Mother Natureby Jacob Darwin Hamblin

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 21.99

    When most Americans think of environmentalism, they think of the political left, of vegans dressed in organic-hemp fabric, lofting protest signs. In reality, writes Jacob Darwin Hamblin, the movement--and its dire predictions--owe more to the Pentagon than the counterculture. In Arming Mother Nature, Hamblin argues that military planning for World... more...

  • The Environmentby Philip W. Sutton

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    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...

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

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 149.99

    The environment has always been a central concept for archaeologists and, although it has been conceived in many ways, its role in archaeological explanation has fluctuated from a mere backdrop to human action, to a primary factor in the understanding of society and social change. Archaeology also has a unique position as its base of interest places... more...

  • Environmental Transformationsby Mark Whitehead

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 63.95

    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...

  • The Big Ratchetby Ruth DeFries

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 27.99

    A MacArthur “Genius? and eminent scientist shows how an ordinary mammal manipulated nature to become a technologically sophisticated city-dweller—and why our history points to an optimistic future in the face of environmental crisis 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$ 33.67

    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...

  • You Are Hereby Thomas M. Kostigen

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    ?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...

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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 78.00

    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...

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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 78.00

    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...