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Global Environmental Issues [electronic resource]

edited by Frances Harris
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Edition
2nd ed
Language
English
Related Title
Virtual Library of Virginia EBL DDA purchased title
ISBN
9781119950998 (electronic bk.), 1119950996 (electronic bk.), 9781119950981 (electronic bk.), 1119950988 (electronic bk.)
Summary
Global Environmental Issues, second edition builds on the popularity of the first edition, viewing global environmental problems as complex issues with a network of causes, influenced by a range of actors with differing priorities. The book recognises that science underpins much of what happens in society and therefore it is important to be able to interpret the environmental and social consequences of scientific developments. In addition to discussing the main biophysical causes, the book illustrates how socio-economic and political factors determine why and how people use land, resources and.
Contents
  • Global Environmental Issues; Contents; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Part One Introduction; 1 Human-Environment Interactions; Part Two Negotiating Environmental Science; 2 From Science to Policy; 3 Confronting a Multitude of Multilateral Environmental Agreements; Part Three The Changing Surface of the Earth; 4 Grappling with the Global Climate Challenge; 5 Understanding and Adapting to Sea-Level Rise; 6 Conserving Biodiversity and Natural Resources; Part Four Meeting Our Needs; 7 Food Production and Supply; 8 Meeting Society's Demand for Energy; Part Five Coping with Our Impact.
  • 9 Sustainable Urbanisation10 Coping with Pollution Dealing with Waste; Part Six Conclusion; 11 Sustainable Development: Negotiating the Future; List of Abbreviations and Acronyms; References; Index.
Description
1 online resource (xi, 345 pages) : illustrations
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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