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Human influences on the environment

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  • The Environmentby Philip W. Sutton

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95 US$ 23.36

    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...

  • Humans and the Environmentby Matthew I. J. Davies; Freda Nkirote M'Mbogori

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 149.99 US$ 128.99

    This volume resituates the way in which archaeologists use and apply the concept of the environment. Covering basic themes, such as applied environmental archaeology and the archaeology of disaster, each chapter critically explores the potential for archaeological data and practice to contribute to modern environmental issues. 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...

  • 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...

  • Changing the Global Environmentby Daniel B. Botkin; Margriet F. Caswell; John E. Estes

    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...

  • The Landscape of Britainby Dr Michael Reed *Nfa*; Michael Reed

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 53.95

    First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Mappae Mundiby Johan Goudsblom; Bert de Vries

    Amsterdam University Press 2002; US$ 45.00

    Never before in human society has the interaction of people and their natural environment been so complex. It is precisely this diversity that creates a need for a synthesis that transcends the boundaries of traditional academic fields. "Mappae Mundi more...

  • The Human Impact on the Natural Environmentby Andrew S. Goudie

    Wiley 2013; US$ 84.00 US$ 72.80

    The new edition of this classic student text provides an up-to-date and comprehensive view of the major environmental issues facing the world today, and is an essential introduction to the past, present and future impact of humans on Earth. Explores the impact of humans upon vegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms, and the atmosphere.... more...

  • The Limits to Travelby David Metz

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    As affluence grows, it gets easier to travel faster and further. But research shows that, despite this, the average travel time in all societies remains steady at roughly an hour a day. The implication is that people are choosing to increase the distance they regularly travel, rather than opting for shorter journey times. While this clearly offers... more...

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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 84.00 US$ 72.80

    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...