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  • Author:
    Frances Harris
  • ISBN:
    0470684704
  • ISBN13:
    978-0470684702
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  • Publisher:
    Wiley-Blackwell; 2 edition (January 30, 2012)
  • Pages:
    358 pages
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    Biological Sciences
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p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.

p. ISBN 0-470-84560-0 (alk. paper) - ISBN 0-470-84561-9 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Environmental sciences. I. Harris, Frances, . Contributors Preface. Part One Introduction 1 Human–Environment Interactions.

Frances Harris has assembled a team of well-qualified authors, who between them consider such important environmental issues as climate and sea level change, biodiversity, GM crops, energy supply, urbanization, pollution and sustainable development. The style is clear and non-technical, the coverage is global and the text is supported by numerous figures and illustrations. Boxed case studies provide useful exemplification of general issues.

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.

Global Environmental Issues. This book usefully realises that environmental issues are a complex blend of contested science, broader socio-political contexts and the concerns, values, attitudes and livelihoods of individuals. Written by internationally recognised authors, it covers major global issues such as pollution, energy, climate change, sea level rise, food production, urbanisation and sustainability in an informative way, with abundant case studies and illustrations, which clearly exemplify just how complex the facets of the issues can be.

Global Environmental Issues Frances Harris Wiley 9780470845615 : Environmental issues, such as. .

Global Environmental Issues Frances Harris Wiley 9780470845615 : Environmental issues, such as climate change and energy consumption, and our responses to them are of global concern. The underlying premise of the book is that while global environmental issues may be the result of natural and/or human-induced resource degradation, their rocauses are due to more than just ecological factors and technological errors or problems. Biophysical environmental problems are often exacerbated by economic, social or political problems.

Frances Harris has assembled a team of well-qualified authors . Meeting the needs of upper level students, this book treats global environmental problems as complex issues with a network of human and biophysical causes.

Global Environmental Issues book. Frances Harris has assembled a team of well-qualified authors, who between them consider such important environmental issues as climate and sea level change, biodiversity, GM crops, energy supply, urbanization, pollution and sustainable development.

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The global environmental health impact remains profoundly perturbing. Due to above-mentioned environmental issues, our planet is facing severe environmental crisis

Global Environmental Issues, second edition builds on thepopularity of the first edition, viewing global environmentalproblems as complex issues with a network of causes, influenced bya range of actors with differing priorities. The book recognisesthat science underpins much of what happens in society andtherefore it is important to be able to interpret the environmentaland social consequences of scientific developments. In addition todiscussing the main biophysical causes, the book illustrates howsocio-economic and political factors determine why and how peopleuse land, resources and technology, and how this in turn affectsnatural resource management.

This edition includes new chapters on the politics of science,International environmental regulation and treaties, environmentalissues in a globalised world and natural resource management.

Global Environmental Issues, second edition is essentialreading for upper level undergraduates and Masters students withindepartments of Environmental Science and Geography.

Includes case studies from around the world to provide a reallife context for the issues tackled in each chapterConsiders both the results of human actions and naturalenvironmental change in order to provide balanced, in-depthdebateIncludes coverage of contemporary 'hot topics' such asbiodiversity, globalization and sustainable developmentChapters authored by experts in the fieldIncludes new chapters on The politics of science, Internationalenvironmental regulation and treaties , Environmental issues in aglobalised world and Natural Resource ManagementExpanded sections include negotiating multilateralenvironmental agreements, GM crops, biofuels and marine andfreshwater resources