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- 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$ 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Basic Books 2014; US$ 27.99
Our species long lived on the edge of starvation. Now we produce enough food for all 7 billion of us to eat nearly 3,000 calories every day. This is such an astonishing thing in the history of life as to verge on the miraculous. The Big Ratchet is the story of how it happened, of the ratchets—the technologies and innovations, big and small—that... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...