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Human influences on the environment

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  • Global Environmental Changeby Antoinette Mannion

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 110.95

    Now in its second edition. This text has been extensively revised and rewritten to reflect the growth in environmental research during the last decade. Human-induced environmental change is occurring at such a rapid rate that, inevitably, the fundamental processes involved in biogeochemical cycling are being altered. Global Environmental Change ... 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...

  • 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...

  • Environmental Social Scienceby Emilio F. Moran

    Wiley 2011; US$ 43.95 US$ 38.09

    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... more...

  • Nature and Societyby Philippe Descola; Gisli Palsson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 53.95

    The contributors to this book focus on the relationship between nature and society from a variety of theoretical and ethnographic perspectives. Their work draws upon recent developments in social theory, biology, ethnobiology, epistemology, sociology of science, and a wide array of ethnographic case studies -- from Amazonia, the Solomon Islands, Malaysia,... more...

  • Environment, Power, and Injusticeby Nancy J. Jacobs

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 29.00

    This book explores the environmental dynamic in the history of rural black South Africans. more...

  • People and Natureby Emilio F. Moran

    Wiley 2009; US$ 121.95 US$ 105.69

    This book provides a lively and thoughtful introduction to ecological anthropology by examining the evolving relations between human communities and nature. Written by a noted anthropologist, geographer, and environmental scientist. Reviews the evolution of human interactions with the natural world---drawing from anthropology and geography.... more...

  • Radical Simplicityby Jim Merkel

    New Society Publishers 2003; US$ 17.99

    A revolutionary guide to living up to your own personal, and measurable, sustainability goal more...

  • The Earth Only Enduresby Jules Pretty

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 33.95

    For most of human history, we have lived our daily lives in a close relationship with the land. Yet now, for the first time, more people are living in urban rather than rural areas, bringing about an estrangement. This book, by acclaimed author Jules Pretty, is fundamentally about our relationship with nature, animals and places.A series of interlinked... more...

  • Pandora's Seedby Spencer Wells

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    Ten thousand years ago, our species made a radical shift in its way of life: We became farmers rather than hunter-gatherers. Although this decision propelled us into the modern world, renowned geneticist and anthropologist Spencer Wells demonstrates that such a dramatic change in lifestyle had a downside that we?re only now beginning to recognize.... more...