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Human influences on the environment

  • Megacitiesby

    Springer Japan 2010; US$ 179.00

    As urbanization accelerates, the issues of development, urban planning, and sustainability become ever more intractable. Using more than a dozen detailed case studies, this book examines these issues and how they have affected outcomes on the ground. 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...

  • Entropy Principle for the Development of Complex Biotic Systemsby Ichiro Aoki

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 99.95

    The concept of entropy in thermodynamics is a complex one, though it is fundamental in understanding physics, the workings of the mind, and biology. Entropy is the measure of the quality of energy, and it can also refer to the turn from order to disorder or randomness in isolated systems. In open systems, such as biology, entropy is formulated in... 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...

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

    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...

  • World Water Crisis, Theby Stephen Brichieri-Colombi

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • Sharing Nature's Interestby Nicky Chambers; Craig Simmons; Mathis Wackernagel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Ecological footprinting is rapidly being adopted as an effective and practical way to measure our impact on the environment - in both large- and small-scale planning and development. This is an introduction to ecological footprint analysis, showing how it can be done, and how to measure the footprints of activities, lifestyles, organizations and regions.... more...

  • Geography and Visionby Denis Cosgrove

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 14.95

    Vision and visual imagery have always played a central role in geographical understanding, and geographical description has traditionally sought to present its audience with rich and compelling visual images, be they the elaborate cosmographic images of seventeenth century Europe or the computer and satellite imagery of modern geographical information... more...

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

    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...

  • The Big Ratchetby Ruth DeFries

    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...