This comprehensive, stimulating text offers an introduction to the key topics, a source of latest environmental information and an innovative stimulus for debate. It is an essential book for all those studying global environmental issues.
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Kevin Pickering is Reader in Geology at University College London. Lewis A. Owen is Lecturer in Geology and Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London.Dalla quarta di copertina:
An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues presents a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to the key environmental issues presently threatening our global environment. Offering an authoritative introduction to the key topics, a source of latest environmental information, and an innovative stimulus for debate, this is an essential book for all those studying or concerned with global environmental issues.
Major global environmental issues are brought into focus. Explanations of the evolution of the earth's natural systems (hydrosphere, biosphere, geosphere, ecosphere) provide an essential understanding of the scientific concepts, processes and historical background to environmental issues. Contemporary socio-economic, cultural and political considerations are explored and important conceptual approaches such as Gaian hypotheses and Chaos Theory are introduced. Human impact and management of the natural environment, and concerns for maintaining biodiversity are emphasised throughout.
Specific features include:
* Case studies drawn from across the world
* Superb illustrations: 4-colour plate sections; a wealth of informative diagrams
* Glossary of key terms, with key concepts highlighted throughout the text
* Annotated guides to further reading
* Chapter summaries and key points
A Lecturers' Manual is available to accompany the text
This 2nd Edition has been extensively revised and expanded to include many new illustrations, up-to-date data (including the latest IPCC data) and the most recent events including Khobe earthquake, French nuclear testing, the Berlin conference and the Antarctic Treaty. Sections on ecosystems, techniques, pollution, tectonics, risk and hazard mitigation, world populations, and issues of human impact and environmental management, have been particularly expanded in this new edition.
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Descrizione libro Routledge, 1997. Condizione libro: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. No dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 5653470
Descrizione libro Routledge, 1997. Condizione libro: Good. 2nd Edition. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP88441419
Descrizione libro Routledge, 1997. Condizione libro: Very Good. 2nd Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP61678548
Descrizione libro Routledge. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Used - Acceptable. Contains sticker on cover. Pages are water damaged. Has been rebound in a library hardback cover. Ex-library with wear and barcode page may have been removed. Codice libro della libreria Z1-L-014-00720
Descrizione libro Routledge. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, and may have sticker on cover, but in good overall condition. Codice libro della libreria Z1-G-030-00776