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Human influences on the environment

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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 78.00

    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. Updated... more...

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

    Wiley 2013; US$ 78.00

    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...

  • The Legacyby David Suzuki

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 18.17

    This book provides a unique insight into the knowledge and wisdom David Suzuki has acquired over the years, and points to his legacy for generations to come. more...

  • World Water Crisis, Theby Stephen Brichieri-Colombi

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 40.00

    In the last decade, water resources planners have frequently signalled an impending water crisis. The message is that the world is running out of water and that only by careful planning and the adoption of integrated water resources management can catastrophe be avoided. Stephen Brichieri-Colombi challenges these perceptions. He maintains that the... more...

  • Every Grain of Sandby J.A. Wainwright

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    Universal in scope, yet focusing on recognizable Canadian places, this collection of essays connects individuals' love of nature to larger social issues, to cultural activities, and to sustainable technology. Subjects include activism in Cape Breton, eco-feminism, Native perspectives on the history of humans' relationship with the natural world,... more...

  • Our Dying Planetby Peter F. Sale

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Coral reefs are on track to become the first ecosystem actually eliminated from the planet. So says leading ecologist Peter F. Sale in this crash course on the state of the planet. Sale draws from his own extensive work on coral reefs, and from recent research by other ecologists, to explore the many ways we are changing the earth and to explain why... more...

  • Environmental Social Scienceby Emilio F. Moran

    Wiley 2011; US$ 107.95

    Environmental Social Science offers a new synthesis of environmental studies, defining the nature of human-environment interactions and providing the foundation for a new cross-disciplinary enterprise that will make critical theories and research methods accessible across the natural and social sciences. Makes key theories and methods of the social... more...

  • Humanity's Footprintby Walter K Dodds

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    For the first time in history, humans have exceeded the sustaining capacity of Earth's global ecosystems. Our expanding footprint has tremendous momentum, and the insidious explosion of human impact creates a shockwave that threatens ecosystems worldwide for decades-possibly centuries. Walter K. Dodds depicts in clear, nontechnical terms the root... more...

  • Human-Nature Interactions in the Anthropoceneby Marion Glaser; Gesche Krause; Beate M.W. Ratter; Martin Welp

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 133.00

    This book deals with the potentials of social-ecological systems analysis for resolving sustainability problems. Contributors relate inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives to systemic dynamics, human behavior and the different dimensions and scales. With a problem-focused, sustainability-oriented approach to the analysis of human-nature relations,... more...

  • The Age of Catastropheby John David Ebert

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    Disasters, both natural and man-made, are on the rise. Indeed, a catastrophe of one sort or another seems always to be unfolding somewhere on the planet. We have entered into a veritable Age of Catastrophes which have grown both larger and more complex and now routinely very widespread in scope. The old days of the geographically isolated industrial... more...