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
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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:3RD 05 Cover: Hardback Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Published: 06/11/2004 International: No
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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
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