The Global Casino: An Introduction to Environmental Issues, Fourth Edition

An Introduction to Environmental Issues


Author: Nick Middleton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444145290

Category: Science

Page: 512

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This new edition of the Global Casino has been fully updated and redesigned in colour. It is the essential introduction to environmental issues linking the physical environment to the political, social and economic contexts in which these issues occur.

The Global Casino

An Introduction to Environmental Issues


Author: Nicholas J. Middleton,Nick Middleton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780340809495

Category: Science

Page: 435

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The Global Casino is a compelling introduction to environmental issues which links the physical environment to its political, social and economic contexts. Case studies from around the globe are used to illustrate key environmental issues, from global warming and deforestation to natural hazards and soil erosion. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded, with the introduction of new illustrative material and up-to-the minute case studies. Particularly useful new features for students include a chapter-by-chapter set of exercises, essay questions, and topics for discussion, as well as an expanded glossary. The ever popular lists of key readings and websites, again linked specifically to the content of each chapter, have been fully updated and expanded. This textbook will be an essential course companion for students of the environment, geography and the earth sciences.

The Global Casino

An Introduction to Environmental Issues


Author: Nick Middleton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134051107

Category: Nature

Page: 640

View: 8539

The Global Casino is an introduction to environmental issues which deals both with the workings of the physical environment and the political, economic and social frameworks in which the issues occur. Using examples from all over the world, the book highlights the underlying causes behind environmental problems, the human actions which have made them issues, and the hopes for solutions. It is a book about the human impact on the environment and the ways in which the natural environment impacts human society. The fifth edition has been fully revised and updated throughout, with new case studies, figures, and online resources such as downloadable figures and tables from the text and multiple choice questions for students, accessible at: New topics covered in extended boxed case studies include payment for environmental services, ocean acidification, biofuels in Brazil, waste reduction through industrial symbiosis, and the long-term impact of natural disasters on vulnerable groups. Other approaches and concepts covered for the first time in this new edition include traditional ecological knowledge, environmental justice, the ‘resource curse’, and urban biodiversity. Eighteen chapters on key issues follow three initial chapters which outline the background contexts of the physical and human environments and the concept of sustainable development. Each chapter provides historical context for key issues, outlines why they have arisen, and highlights areas of controversy and uncertainty to appraise how issues can be resolved both technically and in political and economic frameworks. Each chapter also contains an updated critical guide to further reading and websites, as well as discussion points and essay questions. The text can be read in its entirety or individual chapters adopted as standalone reading. The Global Casino is an essential resource for students of the environment, geography, earth sciences and development studies. It provides comprehensive and inspirational coverage of all the major global environmental issues of the day in a style that is clear and critical.


Teaching School Subjects 11-19


Author: John Morgan,David Lambert

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415321112

Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 562

This title is one of a series which fully explores issues to do with subject knowledge in learning to teach. It will provide stimulating assistance by helping students find ways of thinking about their subject specialism, how to teach with it and how to engage with what pupils learn through it.

Global Issues

An Introduction


Author: John L. Seitz,Kristen A. Hite

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047065564X

Category: Political Science

Page: 275

View: 1806

Extensively revised and updated, the new Fourth Edition of Global Issues: An Introduction offers a unique approach to the most important environmental, economic, social, and political concerns of modern life. Revised and updated to reflect the latest global developments Examines the most important environmental, economic, social, and political concerns of modern life The only book of its kind to use the concept of development to illustrate how different global issues are interrelated Includes a new section on nuclear energy Chapter boxes examine ways that individuals can have a positive impact on the issues examined within the text Key features include a glossary of terms; guides to further reading, media, and Internet resources; and suggestions for discussing and studying the material

Humanity and Environment

A Cultural Ecology


Author: Ian Gordon Simmons

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group


Category: Homme

Page: 328

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"Humanity and Environment is a unique text which takes a holistic approach to human-environment relations. It firstly takes a global view of this multi-disciplinary subject, drawing out each of the processes and problems involved, and then considers the different attitudes and resolutions which have been attempted."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Forthcoming Books


Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Encyclopedia of Mental Health


Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123977533

Category: Medical

Page: 2000

View: 6454

Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Second Edition, tackles the subject of mental health, arguably one of the biggest issues facing modern society. The book presents a comprehensive overview of the many genetic, neurological, social, and psychological factors that affect mental health, also describing the impact of mental health on the individual and society, and illustrating the factors that aid positive mental health. The book contains 245 peer-reviewed articles written by more than 250 expert authors and provides essential material on assessment, theories of personality, specific disorders, therapies, forensic issues, ethics, and cross-cultural and sociological aspects. Both professionals and libraries will find this timely work indispensable. Provides fully up-to-date descriptions of the neurological, social, genetic, and psychological factors that affect the individual and society Contains more than 240 articles written by domain experts in the field Written in an accessible style using terms that an educated layperson can understand Of interest to public as well as research libraries with coverage of many important topics, including marital health, divorce, couples therapy, fathers, child custody, day care and day care providers, extended families, and family therapy

Biostatistics for the Biological and Health Sciences


Author: Mario F. Triola,Marc M. Triola,Jason Roy

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134039015

Category: Mathematics

Page: 720

View: 8491

For courses in Introductory Statistics Real-world applications connect statistical concepts to everyday life. Biostatistics for the Biological and Health Sciences uses a variety of real-world applications to bring statistical theories and methods to life. Through these examples and a friendly writing style, the 2nd Edition ensures that you understand concepts and develop skills in critical thinking, technology, and communication. The result of collaboration between a biological sciences expert and the author of the #1 statistics book in the country, Biostatistics for the Biological and Health Sciences provides an excellent introduction to statistics for readers interested in the biological, life, medical, and health sciences. Also available with MyLab Statistics MyLab(tm) Statistics is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab(tm) does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab, search for: 0134718011/9780134718019 Biostatistics for the Biological and Health Sciences Plus MyLab Statistics with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134039017/9780134039015 Biostatistics for the Biological and Health Sciences 0321847997/9780321847997 MyLab Statistics Glue-in Access Card 032184839X/9780321848390 MyLab Statistics Inside Sticker for Glue-In Packages