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Human influences on the environment

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Changing the Global Environment: Perspectives on Human Involvement focuses on the extent of global environmental changes and the extent to which technology can be employed to improve the global environment. This book is divided into three sections. Section I sets forth a broad perspective on specific conceptual issues of concern such as the sustainable... more...

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

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 99.95

    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...

  • The Earth Only Enduresby Jules Pretty

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 33.95

    For most of human history, we have lived our daily lives in a close relationship with the land. Yet now, for the first time, more people are living in urban rather than rural areas, bringing about an estrangement. This book, by acclaimed author Jules Pretty, is fundamentally about our relationship with nature, animals and places. A series of interlinked... 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...

  • Earth Warsby Geoff Hiscock

    Wiley 2012; US$ 32.00

    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...