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Environmental Geography : Science, Land Use, and Earth Systems

Environmental Geography : Science, Land Use, and Earth Systems - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0471482802

Cover of Environmental Geography : Science, Land Use, and Earth Systems 3RD 05 (ISBN 978-0471482802)
ISBN13: 978-0471482802
ISBN10: 0471482803
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 05
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2005
International: No

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Environmental Geography : Science, Land Use, and Earth Systems - 3RD 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471482802

William M. Marsh and John Grossa

ISBN13: 978-0471482802
ISBN10: 0471482803
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 05
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary
Focusing on the use and misuse of the environment, this forward-looking book provides insights into where we seem to be headed as a species on the planet. Emphasizes the geographic aspects of problems, such as air pollution, locational factors, scales considerations, distributions and spatial associations. Provides an overview of the modern environmental dilemma and the factors that need to be examined in order to gain an understanding of the problem. Features a review of our planet's open lands and the effort to preserve and manage them.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A World in Crisis: Environment and Humanity in the 21st Century

Chapter 2: Preparing to Understand Environmental Geography

Chapter 3: Environment, Land Use and Sustainable Development

Chapter 4: The Spread and Development of Human Population

Chapter 5: Global Cycles and Systems

Chapter 6: Ecosystems and the Bioclimatic Environment

Chapter 7: The Human Population: Trends and Patterns

Chapter 8: Agriculture, Food Production and Hunger

Chapter 9: Energy Generation, Use, and the Environment

Chapter 10: Atmospheric Environment and Land Use

Chapter 11: Air Population: Patterns, Trends and Impacts

Chapter 12: Hydrologic Environment and Land Use

Chapter 13: Water Pollution: Patterns, Trends and Impacts

Chapter 14: Hazardous Waste Production and Disposal

Chapter 15: Soil, Land and Land Use

Chapter 16: Biological Diversity and Land Use

Chapter 17: Open-Land Resources: Forests, Rangelands, Parks and Preserves

Chapter 18: Managing the Global Environment

Appendices

Glossary

Index

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