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Human influences on the environment

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • Human Dependence on Natureby Haydn Washington

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    Written in an accessible and engaging style, Washington provides an excellent overview of humanity?s relationship with Nature. The book looks at energy flow, nutrient cycling, ecosystem services, ecosystem collapse, psychological and spiritual dependency. It also examines anthropocentrism and denial as causes of our unwillingness to respect our inherent... 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 Environmentby Philip W. Sutton

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    How are human societies changing the global environment? Is sustainable development really possible? Can environmental risks be avoided? Is our experience of nature changing? This book shows how questions about the environment cannot be properly answered without taking a sociological approach. It provides a comprehensive guide to the ways in which... 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioningby Martin Solan; Rebecca J. Aspden; David M. Paterson

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    The biological composition and richness of most of the Earth's major ecosystems are being dramatically and irreversibly transformed by anthropogenic activity. Yet, despite the vast areal extent of our oceans, the mainstay of research to-date in the biodiversity-ecosystem functioning arena has been weighted towards ecological observations and experimentation... more...