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Human influences on the environment

  • 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; 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$ 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...

  • 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 E. Cosgrove

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 33.00

    Leading geographer Denis Cosgrove provides a series of personal reflections on the complex connections between seeing, imagining and representing the world geographically. In a series of eloquent essays he draws upon pictorial images - including maps, sketches, cartoons, paintings, and photographs - to explore and elaborate upon the many and varied... 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

    A MacArthur “Genius? and eminent scientist shows how an ordinary mammal manipulated nature to become a technologically sophisticated city-dweller—and why our history points to an optimistic future in the face of environmental crisis 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...

  • Introduction to Modern Climate Changeby Andrew Dessler

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 44.00

    This introductory textbook on the problem of modern climate change ? science, economics and policy ? enables informed debate of public policy. more...