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- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 59.99
The biological composition and richness of most of the Earth's major ecosystems are being dramatically and irreversibly transformed by anthropogenic activity. Yet, despite the vast areal extent of our oceans, the mainstay of research to-date in the biodiversity-ecosystem functioning arena has been weighted towards ecological observations and experimentation... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 39.95
This comprehensive study of one of the most ecologically rich regions of the Southeast underscores the relevance of archaeological research in understanding long-term cultural change. Taking a holistic approach, this compilation gathers ecological, historical, and archaeological research written on the distinctive region of the Southeast called... more...
- 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...
- SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 65.00
This critical introduction to consumption and its geographies provides an engaged summary of the consumption literature and demonstrates that consumption is intimately related to the production of space in everyday life. more...
- Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 34.53
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...
- 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...