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Exploring Environmental Issues [electronic resource]: An Integrated Approach

David D. Kemp
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Language
English
ISBN
041526863X (hbk. : alk. paper), 0415268648 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Contents
  • 1. The environment and the history of environmental concerns
  • The environment and its components
  • Society and environment
  • The environmental movement
  • Environmental issues and the environmental movement in the twentieth century
  • Summary and conclusion
  • 2. The physical environment
  • Lithosphere
  • Atmosphere
  • Hydrosphere
  • 3. The biosphere : the living environment
  • Soil
  • Plants and animals in the biosphere
  • Ecosystems and biomes
  • 4. Demography and world population growth
  • Population ecology
  • The earth's human population
  • Stages of world population growth
  • The demographic transition and the environment
  • World population growth and trends
  • 5. Society, resources, technology and the environment
  • Resources
  • Conservation, preservation and sustainability
  • The role of technology
  • 6. Human use of the land and its environmental consequences
  • Threats to the land resource
  • Pressure on land : resource extraction and depletion
  • Pressure on land : infrastructure and waste disposal
  • 7. Threats to wildlife and plants
  • Wilderness
  • Habitat destruction
  • Loss of biodiversity
  • 8. Threats to the availability and quality of water
  • Water use
  • Water availability
  • Water quality
  • Water pollution : sources, impacts and solutions
  • Pollution in the oceans
  • 9. Drought, famine and desertification
  • Drought
  • Famine
  • Desertification
  • 10. Air pollution and acid rain
  • The constituents of the atmosphere and air pollution
  • Urban air pollution
  • Acid precipitation
  • 11. Ozone depletion and global warming
  • Ozone depletion
  • Global warming
  • 12. Problems, prospects and solutions
  • Current perceptions of the state of the environment
  • Business as usual, adaptation or prevention?
  • International cooperation
  • Is sustainable development the answer?
Description
Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 420-432) and index.
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