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Human influences on the environment

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  • The Environmentby Philip W. Sutton

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95

    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...

  • Environmental Transformationsby Mark Whitehead

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    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...

  • Geographies of Consumptionby Juliana Mansvelt

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 52.00

    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...

  • Geschichte unserer Umweltby Verena Winiwarter; Hans-Rudolf Bork

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 91.58

    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...

  • 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...

  • Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioningby Martin Solan; Rebecca J. Aspden; David M. Paterson

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 64.99

    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...

  • Megacitiesby Andre Sorensen; Junichiro Okata

    Springer Japan 2010; US$ 179.00

    As urbanization accelerates, the issues of development, urban planning, and sustainability become ever more intractable. Using more than a dozen detailed case studies, this book examines these issues and how they have affected outcomes on the ground. 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...

  • New Global Insecurity, The: How Terrorism, Environmental Collapse, Economic Inequalities, and Resource Shortages Are Changing Our Worldby Fathali Moghaddam

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 64.00

    The New Global Insecurity: How Terrorism, Environmental Collapse, Economic Inequalities, and Resource Shortages Are Changing Our World explores insecurity arising out of accelerating globalization. In this unique and forward-thinking work, psychologist Fathali M. Moghaddam, director of the Conflict Studies Program at Georgetown University, explains... more...

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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 81.00

    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...