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Human influences on the environment

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  • Introduction to Modern Climate Changeby Andrew Dessler

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 44.00

    This introductory textbook on the problem of modern climate change ? science, economics and policy ? enables informed debate of public policy. more...

  • Understanding Human Ecologyby Robert Dyball; Barry Newell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    We are facing hugely complex challenges ? from climate change to world poverty, our problems are part of an inter-related web of social and natural systems. Human Ecology provides an approach to address these complex challenges, a way to understand them holistically and to start to manage them more effectively. This textbook, which has been road-tested... more...

  • Global Environmental Changeby DR A.M. Mannion

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 110.95

    Now in its second edition. This text has been extensively revised and rewritten to reflect the growth in environmental research during the last decade. Human-induced environmental change is occurring at such a rapid rate that, inevitably, the fundamental processes involved in biogeochemical cycling are being altered. Global Environmental Change ... more...

  • Geography and Visionby Denis E. Cosgrove

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 33.00

    Leading geographer Denis Cosgrove provides a series of personal reflections on the complex connections between seeing, imagining and representing the world geographically. In a series of eloquent essays he draws upon pictorial images - including maps, sketches, cartoons, paintings, and photographs - to explore and elaborate upon the many and varied... more...

  • 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...

  • A Concise History of World Populationby Massimo Livi-Bacci

    Wiley 2012; US$ 48.95

    This fifth edition of the essential history of world population is updated with the most recent and significant scholarship on the topic. Reworked sections analyze the impact of environmental and climate change, discuss declining fertility in developing nations, and track the continuing impact of HIV-AIDS.  Central themes updated and revised... 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...

  • Solid Waste Management in the World's Citiesby UN-HABITAT

    Earthscan 2010; US$ 49.95

    In our rapidly urbanizing global society, solid waste management will be a key challenge facing all the world's cities. Solid Waste Management in the World's Cities provides a fresh perspective and new data on one of the biggest issues in urban development.Using the framework of Integrated Sustainable Waste Management (ISWM), the report brings... more...

  • Megacitiesby Andre Sorensen; Junichiro Okata

    Springer 2010; US$ 179.00

    For the first time in human history, more than half the world's population is urban. A fundamental aspect of this transformation has been the emergence of giant cities, or megacities, that present major new challenges. This book examines how issues of megacity development, urban form, sustainability, and unsustainability are conceived, how governance... more...

  • The World Without Usby Alan Weisman

    HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 14.99

    Most books about the environment build on dire threats warning of the possible extinction of humanity. Alan Weisman avoids frightening off readers by disarmingly wiping out our species in the first few pages of this remarkable book. He then continues with an astounding depiction of how Earth will fare once we?re no longer around. The World Without... more...