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- 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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 39.95
This groundbreaking book brings the study of whiteness and postcolonial perspectives to bear on debates about urban change. A thought-provoking contribution to debates about urban change, race and cosmopolitan urbanism Brings the study of whiteness to the discipline of geography, questioning the notion of white ethnicity Engages with Indigenous... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99
How and why have Americans living at particular times and places used and transformed their environment? How have political systems dealt with conflicts over resources and conservation? This is the only major reference work to explore all the major themes and debates of the burgeoning field of environmental history. Humanity´s relationship with the... more...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 99.95
Extinctions have always occurred and always will, so what is so surprising about the megafauna extinctions? They were caused by humans and were the first of many extinctions that eventually led to the extinction of the Moa, Steller's Sea Cow, the Dodo, Great Auk and countless other species great and small, all attributed to human agency. Therefore,... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 75.00
Preservation has traditionally focused on saving prominent buildings of historical or architectural significance. Preserving cultural landscapesthe combined fabric of the natural and man-made environmentsis a relatively new and often misunderstood idea among preservationists, but it is of increasing importance. The essays collected in this... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95
This book is concerned with human-environment relations in the Himalaya. It explores how different populations and communities in the region understand or conceive of the concept of environment, how their concepts vary across lines of gender, class, age, status, and what this implies for policy makers in the fields of environmental conservation and... more...
- 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...
- transcript 2014; US$ 23.78
Landschaft ist selbst eine Idee: Den Begriff der Landschaft gibt es nicht ohne den der Ideallandschaft - als komplexe Vorstellung, die mit dem Gedanken verbunden ist, man solle ihre Verwirklichung anstreben. Zugleich ist Landschaft auch mit Ideen, vor allem politischen Utopien, verbunden. Ludwig Trepl zeichnet in diesem Band die Idee der Landschaft... more...