Managing the Human Impact on the Natural Environment

Part I- 1.Introduction: managing the natural environment- why and how; 2.The geography of pollution; 3.The geography of conservation; 4.

Author: Newson

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ISBN: 8170891523

Category: Environment

Page: 282

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Part I- 1.Introduction: managing the natural environment- why and how; 2.The geography of pollution; 3.The geography of conservation; 4. Environmental law; 5. Environmental Economics, resources, and commerce.; Part 2- 6. Patterns of air pollution : critic

Managing the Human Impact on the Natural Environment

196 10 Emergency planning and pollution Bill Myers and Paul Read 10.1 Chemical emergencies and their environmental effect 10.2 Major incidents : chemical emergencies and the planning response 10.3 Major incidents : some case - studies ...

Author: Malcolm David Newson

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ISBN: UOM:39015025245765

Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: 312

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Based on a successful undergraduate course, this is designed to be a core textbook on the physical processes of the natural environment and the human use and abuse of it. Looking at the principles and practices of environment management the final section of the book looks to the future and our abilities to plan and control management strategies. The particular perspective applied here is from the discipline of geography, which the editor argues holds the key to our understanding how to manage the environment constructively. Given that the essential feature of environmental problems is their geographic pattern, this book should be of interest to both geographers and non-geographers alike.

Human Impact on the Natural Environment

Table 2.1 Why is nature changing in the UK? 1) Intensive management of agricultural land Positive factors Increased winter survival of some species that eat autumn‐sown crops Negative factors Abandonment of mixed farming systems Switch ...

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.

The Human Impact on the Natural Environment

A comprehensive treatment of river channels, human impacts, and river system management techniques. Gleick, P.H. (ed.) (1993) Water in Crisis: A Guide to the World's Freshwater Resources. New York: Oxford University Press.

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.

The Human Impact on the Natural Environment

Swift , M. J. and Sanchez , P. A. , 1984 , Biological management of tropical soil fertility for sustained productivity . Nature and resources , 20 , 2–10 . Swisher , C. C. , Curtis , G. H. , Jacob , T. , Getty , A. G. and Suprijo ...

Author: Andrew Goudie

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262571382

Category: Science

Page: 511

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