The Human Impact on the Natural Environment

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

Author: Andrew Goudie

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262571382

Category: Science

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

Natural Processes and Human Impacts

This highly topical book comes at a time when the two-way relationship between humankind and the environment is moving inexorably to the top of the agenda.

Author: Sergey M. Govorushko

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400714246

Category: Nature

Page: 657

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This highly topical book comes at a time when the two-way relationship between humankind and the environment is moving inexorably to the top of the agenda. It covers both sides of this delicate balancing act, explaining how various natural processes influence humanity, including its economic activities and engineering structures, while also illuminating the ways in which human activity puts pressure on the natural environment. Chapters analyze a varied selection of phenomena that directly affect people’s lives, from geological processes such as earthquakes and tsunamis to cosmic events such as magnetic storms. The author moves on to consider the effect we have on nature, ranging from the impact of heavy industry to the environmental consequences of sport and recreational pastimes. Complete with maps, photographs and detailed case studies, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the biggest issue we face as a species—the way we relate to the natural world around us. This book includes more than 100 maps showing the global distribution of different natural processes/human activities and more that 450 photographs from many countries and all oceans. It will provide a valuable resource for both graduate students and researchers in many fields of knowledge. Sergey Govorushko is a chief research scholar at the Pacific Geographical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences. He is also Professor at the Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok). Sergey Govorushko received his PhD from the Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences. His research activities focus on the interaction between humanity and the environment, including the impact of nature on humanity; the impact of humanity on the environment; and assessment of the interaction (environmental impact assessment, environmental audit, etc.). He has authored eight and co-authored seven monographs.

Human Impact on the Natural Environment

Human Impact on the Natural Environment This classic text explores the multitude of impacts that humans have had over time upon vegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms, and the atmosphere.

Author: Andrew S. Goudie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119403555

Category: Computers

Page: 472

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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.

Human Impact On The Environment

glaciation, when climatic change was relatively limited, implying that relative to climate, early Australians may ... Thus, Australia could provide the clearest example of major human impact on the environment prior to 10,000 years ago.

Author: Judith E. Jacobsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429715570

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

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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

Human Impact on the Environment

Nyaupane GP, Lew AA, Tatsugawa K (2014) Perceptions of trekking tourism and social and environmental change in Nepal's Himalayas. Tourism Geographies 16(3):415–437. doi:10. 1080/14616688.2014.942233 O'Connor TP (2013) The ritual killing ...

Author: Sergey Govorushko

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319249575

Category: Science

Page: 352

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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.

The Human Impact on the Natural Environment

The seventh edition of this classic student text explores themultitude of impacts that humans have had over time uponvegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms and the atmosphere.

Author: Andrew Goudie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118576588

Category: Science

Page: 410

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The seventh edition of this classic student text explores themultitude of impacts that humans have had over time uponvegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms and the atmosphere. Italso looks into the future and considers the ways in which climatechanges and modifications in land cover may change the environmentin coming decades. Extensively re-written, it contains many newstatistical tables, figures, and references. It is essentialreading for undergraduates in geography and environmental science,and for those who want a thorough, wide-ranging and balancedoverview of the impacts of humans upon naturalprocesses and systems from the Stone Age to the Anthropocene andwho wish to understand the major environmental issues that concernthe human race at the present time. Additional resources for this book can be found at: ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/goudiehumanimpact"www.wiley.com/go/goudiehumanimpact/a.

Human Impact on Environment and Sustainable Development in Africa

Earlier work by the social anthropologist George Perkins Marsh in the midnineteenth century had eloquently considered the third issue raised by Glacken by surveying the extent of human influence on the environment in Man and Nature ...

Author: Michael B.K. Darkoh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351756655

Category: Science

Page: 550

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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 Human Impact on the Natural Environment

What have been the main stages in the development of ideas about the human impact on the environment? How have human population levels changed over the last few millions of years? To what extent did early humans change their environment ...

Author: Andrew S. Goudie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118578254

Category: Science

Page: 424

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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 the Natural Environment

... 1850 1900 1950 2000 Year (AD) Figure 1.18 Percentage change (from assumed zero human impact at 10,000 BP) of selected human impacts on the environment. terrestrial processes combined (Galloway et al., 2008; Rockström et al., 2009).

Author: Andrew S. Goudie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119403920

Category: Computers

Page: 472

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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.