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Human influences on the environment

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  • The Limits to Travelby David Metz

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Human Impact on the Natural Environmentby Andrew S. Goudie

    Wiley 2013; US$ 149.95

    The seventh edition of this classic student text explores the multitude of impacts that humans have had over time upon vegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms and the atmosphere. It also looks into the future and considers the ways in which climate changes and modifications in land cover may change the environment in coming decades. Extensively... more...

  • State Of Earth Atlasby Joni Seager

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 35.95

    First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Nature and Societyby Philippe Descola; Gisli Palsson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; 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$ 27.00

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

  • People and Natureby Emilio F. Moran

    Wiley 2009; US$ 113.95

    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$ 17.95

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