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The Human Impact on the Natural Environment

Author : Andrew Goudie
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The book also discusses the development of ideas on global change."--BOOK JACKET.

Human Impact on the Environment

Author : Elizabeth Rose
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Discusses how humans impact the environment through urban growth, farming, and pollution.

Human Impact on the Natural Environment

Author : Andrew S. Goudie
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A brand new edition of the definitive textbook on humankind’s impact on the Earth’s environment—now in full color This classic text explores the multitude of impacts that humans have had over time upon vegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms, and the atmosphere. It considers the ways in which climate changes and modifications in land cover may change the environment in coming decades. Thoroughly revised to cover the remarkable transformation in interest that humans are having in the environment, this book examines previously uncovered topics, such as rewilding, ecosystem services, techniques for study, novel and no analogue ecosystems, and more. It also presents the latest views on big themes such as human origins, the anthropocene, domestication, extinctions, and ecological invasions. Extensively re-written, Human Impact on the Natural Environment, Eighth Edition contains many new and updated statistical tables, figures, and references. It offers enlightening chapters that look at the past and present state of the world—examining our impact on the land itself and the creatures that inhabit it; the oceans, lakes, rivers and streams; and the climate and atmosphere. The book also takes a deep look at our future impact on the planet and its resources—our affect on the coastal environments, the cryosphere and the drylands, as well as the hydrological and geomorphological impacts. Fully updated to take account of recent advances in our understanding of global warming and other phenomena Offers current opinions on such topics as human origins, the anthropocene, domestication, extinctions, and ecological invasions Features a full-color presentation to allow for more and clearer photographs and diagrams Contains more international case studies than previous editions to balance UK examples Human Impact on the Natural Environment is essential reading for undergraduates in geography and environmental science, and for those who want a thorough, wide-ranging and balanced overview of the impacts of humans upon natural processes and systems from the Stone Age to the Anthropocene and who wish to understand the major environmental issues that concern the human race at the present time.

Environmental Science

Author : Andrew R. W. Jackson
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This book provides a clear and authoritative introduction to environmental science and equips the reader with the fundamental concepts and vocabulary necessary to explore complex environmental phenomena and issues.

Human Impact on the Environment

Author : Sergey Govorushko
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This atlas presents a collection of geographical maps showing human impact on the environment. A wide variety of human impacts are discussed, ranging from the energy, mining, transport and agricultural industries as well as less visible impacts such as those of space exploration. This book is a highly illustrated atlas with 300 photos from 70 countries. Each map is accompanied by a short description of each human impact and its effect on the specific natural environment.

Human Impact On The Environment

Author : Judith E. Jacobsen
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This book explores the way in which human culture and technology have altered the environment through time. The contributors, drawn from a wide variety of disciplines, including anthropology, biology, history, physics and atmospheric science, explore the relationship between humans and the environment as an ongoing process, not just as a recent art

The Earth Transformed

Author : Andrew S. Goudie
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The Earth Transformed answers the need for a concise,non-technical introduction to the ways in which the naturalenvironment has been and is being affected by human activities. Itis simply and engagingly written, and illustrated with maps,diagrams, figures and photographs. Among the subjects described and considered by the authors aredesertification, deforestation, wetland management, biodiversity,climatic change, air pollution, the impact of cities on climate andhydrology, erosion, salinization, waste disposal, sea level rise,marine pollution, coral reef degradation and aquaculture. The book is organized around 45 case studies taken from allparts of the globe and chosen for their intrinsic interest andrepresentative nature. Further features of the book include guidesto further reading, suggestions for debate and study, and aglossary of terms. The book is aimed to meet the needs of students beginningcourses on environmental science and geography.

The Human Impact on the Natural Environment

Author : Andrew S. Goudie
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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 re-written, it contains many new statistical tables, figures, and references. It is essential reading for undergraduates in geography and environmental science, and for those who want a thorough, wide-ranging and balanced overview of the impacts of humans upon natural processes and systems from the Stone Age to the Anthropocene and who wish to understand the major environmental issues that concern the human race at the present time. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/goudiehumanimpact.

Human Impact on Ancient Environments

Author : Charles L. Redman
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Threats to biodiversity, food shortages, urban sprawl . . . lessons for environmental problems that confront us today may well be found in the past. The archaeological record contains hundreds of situations in which societies developed long-term sustainable relationships with their environmentsÑand thousands in which the relationships were destructive. Charles Redman demonstrates that much can be learned from an improved understanding of peoples who, through seemingly rational decisions, degraded their environments and threatened their own survival. By discussing archaeological case studies from around the worldÑfrom the deforestation of the Mayan lowlands to soil erosion in ancient Greece to the almost total depletion of resources on Easter IslandÑRedman reveals the long-range coevolution of culture and environment and clearly shows the impact that ancient peoples had on their world. These case studies focus on four themes: habitat transformation and animal extinctions, agricultural practices, urban growth, and the forces that accompany complex society. They show that humankind's commitment to agriculture has had cultural consequences that have conditioned our perception of the environment and reveal that societies before European contact did not necessarily live the utopian existences that have been popularly supposed. Whereas most books on this topic tend to treat human societies as mere reactors to environmental stimuli, Redman's volume shows them to be active participants in complex and evolving ecological relationships. Human Impact on Ancient Environments demonstrates how archaeological research can provide unique insights into the nature of human stewardship of the Earth and can permanently alter the way we think about humans and the environment.

Human Impact on the Earth

Author : William B Meyer
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At a level accessible to the general reader, this balanced and non-polemical book describes the changes human activities have produced in the global environment from 300 years ago to today.

Far from Paradise

Author : John Seymour
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Human Environmental Impact

Author : Ava Sawyer
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Human Impact on Desert Environment

Author : Pratap Narain
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In the Indian context; contributed papers presented at a symposium held at Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, in February 2001.

Human Impact on Environment and Sustainable Development in Africa

Author : Michael B.K. Darkoh
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This title was first published in 2003. Based on a blend of knowledge and perspectives from a variety of disciplines this volume examines the human-environment interaction in Africa, with a focus on the economic, social and political processes that generate environmental change and problems in this region. Currently there are controversies over and challenges to such concepts and issues as environment-human relationships, ecological resilience, decertification, sustainable development, globalization and North-South dialogue. This book draws upon past and present research findings to discuss these issues. It features: an examination of the characteristics, processes and patterns of environmental crises; an analysis of the principal issues and challenges facing policy makers and implementers; and the promotion of awareness of theoretical, empirical and comparative research. The volume not only seeks to answer some of the old questions, but also open up new ones for further discussion.

The Long Term Perspective of Human Impact on Landscape for Environmental Change and Sustainability

Author : Anna Maria Mercuri
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The research studies included in this Special Issue highlight the fundamental contribution of the knowledge of environmental history to conscious and efficient environment conservation and management. The long-term perspective of the dynamics that govern the human–climate ecosystem is becoming one of the main focuses of interest in biological and earth system sciences. Multidisciplinary bio-geo-archaeo investigations into the underlying processes of human impact on the landscape are crucial to envisage possible future scenarios of biosphere responses to global warming and biodiversity losses. This Special Issue seeks to engage an interdisciplinary dialog on the dynamic interactions between nature and society, focusing on long-term environmental data as an essential tool for better-informed landscape management decisions to achieve an equilibrium between conservation and sustainable resource exploitation.

Human Impacts on Salt Marshes

Author : Brian R. Silliman
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"Human Impacts on Salt Marshes provides an excellent global synthesis of an important, underappreciated environmental problem and suggests solutions to the diverse threats affecting salt marshes."—Peter B. Moyle, University of California, Davis

Looking at the Human Impact on the Environment with Graphic Organizers

Author : Jason Porterfield
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Using graphic organizers, describes how pollution and land activity have impacted the environment.

Managing the Human Impact on the Natural Environment

Author : Jeremy Barnes
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Human Impact on Environment and Sustainable Development in Africa

Author : M. B. K(Michael B. Kwesi); Rwomire Darkoh (A. (Apollo). (Contemporary perspectives on developing societie)
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Examines the human-environment interaction in Africa, with a focus on the economic, social and political processes that generate environmental change and problems in this region. A major strength of this book is that it is based on a blend of knowledge and perspectives from a variety of disciplines.

The Human Impact Reader

Author : Andrew S. Goudie
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This is a multidisciplinary collection of thirty nine key articles concerned with the human impact on the natural environment.