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Environmental Change

Environmental Change Author Richard Huggett
ISBN-10 9781134760039
Release 2003-09-02
Pages 404
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Environmental Change explores the nature, causes, rates and directions of environmental change throughout earth history. Huggett introduces the interdependent parts of the natural environment - cosmic, ecological, geological - and the dynamic nature of the environmental system. Integrating a wealth of examples and illustrations from around the world, the book examines evidence and causes of change in life, climate (air and water), soils, sediments and landforms, and the impacts of human-environment interaction.



Peatlands

Peatlands Author I.P. Martini
ISBN-10 0080468055
Release 2007-03-28
Pages 606
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'In the past two decades there has been considerable work on global climatic change and its effect on the ecosphere, as well as on local and global environmental changes triggered by human activities. From the tropics to the Arctic, peatlands have developed under various geological conditions, and they provide good records of global and local changes since the Late Pleistocene. The objectives of the book are to analyze topics such as geological evolution of major peatlands basins; peatlands as self sustaining ecosystems; chemical environment of peatlands: water and peat chemistry; peatlands as archives of environmental changes; influence of peatlands on atmosphere: circular complex interactions; remote sensing studies of peatlands; peatlands as a resource; peatlands degradation, restoration, plus more.' * Presents an interdisciplinary approach, with an emphasis on Earth Science, and addresses the need for intergration between subdisciplines and the developing of new approaches * Synthesizes the evolutionary, ecological, and chemical characteristics of major peatlands, as well as focuses on the environmental changes, from climate changes to surface ares changes due to human activities * Covers topical studies of worldwide interest and provides examples from many different countries



Our Changing Planet

Our Changing Planet Author Fred T. Mackenzie
ISBN-10 0321667727
Release 2011
Pages 579
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The Unifying Theme of Our Chaning Planet centers on the basic metabolism of the interactive and integrated ecosphere of planet Earth and how it has changed over time, how it has been influenced by the circulation of numerous natural substances flowing through its atmosphere, land, water, and sea, and how humankind has become a geologic force in the ecosphere. The book discusses various aspects of both natural and human-induced global environmental change, emphasizing the historical (geologic) perspective of processes and changes in the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere systems through time, and human influences on the systems. It demonstrates how population growth, affluence, resource consumption, and technology give rise to human activities that lead to the environmental problems of rampant deforestation and conversion of forests to urban, grazing, and farm lands with major effects on the environment and people; extensive modifications of terrestrial and aquatic systems and their degradation, including stresses on freshwater resources and cultural eutrophication; anthropogenic sulffur and nitrogen emissions to the atmosphere that increase the acidity of rainfall and freshwater aquatic systems with damaging effects on the biota; photo-chemical smog, including formation and spread of tropospheric ozone and the health issues associated with smog; stratospheric ozone depletion and the "hole in the sky" and its effect on climate and the ultraviolet flux; and the currently most talk-about and debated issue of environmental change, that of the enhanced greenhouse effect and global warming with its effects on patterns of precipitation, soil moisture and crops, geographical distribution of vegetation and plants and animals, freshwater runoff, sea-level rise, photosynthesis and respiration on land and in the sea and the uptake of atmospheric CO2, circulation of the ocean, and ocean acidification. The book is a holistic treatment of both natural and human-induced change from the beginning of the Earth on into its future.



Ecology Abstracts

Ecology Abstracts Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015050440240
Release 1999
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Companion Encyclopedia of Geography

Companion Encyclopedia of Geography Author Prof Ian Douglas
ISBN-10 9781134905560
Release 2003-09-01
Pages 1056
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The Companion Encyclopedia of Geography provides an authoritative and provocative source of reference for all those concerned with the earth and its people. Examining both physical and human geography and charting human activities within their habitat up to the present day, this Companion also asks what lies in the future: * A differentiated world * A world transformed by the growth of a global economy * The global scale of habitat modification * A world of questions * Changing worlds, changing geographies * Geographical futures. The forty-five self contained chapters are bound into a unifying whole by the editors' general and part introductions; each chapter provides details of the most useful sources of further reading and research, and the volume is concluded with a comprehensive index. This is an invaluable resource not only for students, teachers and researchers in the academic domain but also professionals in interested commercial and public-sector organisations.



Shrinking the Earth

Shrinking the Earth Author Donald Worster
ISBN-10 9780199844968
Release 2016-01-08
Pages 280
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The discovery of the Americas around 1500 AD was an extraordinary watershed in human experience. It gave rise to the modern period of human ecology, a phenomenon global in scope that set in motion profound changes in almost every society on earth. This new period, which saw the depletion of the lands of the New World, proved tragic for some, triumphant for others, and powerfully affecting for all. In this work, acclaimed environmental historian Donald Worster takes a global view in his examination of the ways in which complex issues of worldwide abundance and scarcity have shaped American society and behavior over three centuries. Looking at the limits nature imposes on human ambitions, he questions whether America today is in the midst of a shift from a culture of abundance to a culture of limits-and whether American consumption has become reliant on the global South. Worster engages with key political, economic, and environmental thinkers while presenting his own interpretation of the role of capitalism and government in issues of wealth, abundance, and scarcity. Acknowledging the earth's agency throughout human history, Shrinking the Earth offers a compelling explanation of how we have arrived where we are and a hopeful way forward on a planet that is no longer as large as it once was.



Biogeography

Biogeography Author Joy Tivy
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924074091921
Release 1977
Pages 394
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Companion encyclopedia of geography

Companion encyclopedia of geography Author Ian Douglas
ISBN-10 0415339774
Release 2007
Pages 1022
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Climate Change

Climate Change Author Geoffrey Wall
ISBN-10 UVA:35007000330831
Release 1990
Pages 342
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Proceedings of a workshop whose objectives were: to present and discuss results of recent climate change experiments undertaken in Canada; to evaluate a variety of climate models and impact analyses and to develop methods and strategies for future studies; to establish working linkages between modelers and analysts in the fields of climate, hydrology, and ecosystem research.



An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues

An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues Author Lewis A. Owen
ISBN-10 9781134769193
Release 2006-03-01
Pages 576
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An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues presents a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to the key environmental issues presently threatening our global environment. Offering an authoritative introduction to the key topics, a source of latest environmental information, and an innovative stimulus for debate, this is an essential book for all those studying or concerned with global environmental issues. Major global environmental issues are brought into focus. Explanations of the evolution of the earth's natural systems (hydrosphere, biosphere, geosphere, ecosphere) provide an essential understanding of the scientific concepts, processes and historical background to environmental issues. Contemporary socio-economic, cultural and political considerations are explored and important conceptual approaches such as Gaian hypotheses and Chaos Theory are introduced. Human impact and management of the natural environment, and concerns for maintaining biodiversity are emphasised throughout. Specific features include: * Case studies drawn from across the world * Superb illustrations: 4-colour plate sections; a wealth of informative diagrams * Glossary of key terms, with key concepts highlighted throughout the text * Annotated guides to further reading * Chapter summaries and key points A Lecturers' Manual is available to accompany the text This 2nd Edition has been extensively revised and expanded to include many new illustrations, up-to-date data (including the latest IPCC data) and the most recent events including Khobe earthquake, French nuclear testing, the Berlin conference and the Antarctic Treaty. Sections on ecosystems, techniques, pollution, tectonics, risk and hazard mitigation, world populations, and issues of human impact and environmental management, have been particularly expanded in this new edition.



Earth Control on Planetary Life and Environment

Earth Control on Planetary Life and Environment Author Hilmar von Eynatten
ISBN-10 9783941875098
Release 2009
Pages 158
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Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books Author Rose Arny
ISBN-10 UOM:39015038905579
Release 1997
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Proceedings of the International Symposium on Remote Sensing and Global Environmental Change

Proceedings of the     International Symposium on Remote Sensing and Global Environmental Change Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P00119740H
Release 1993
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Philosophical Transactions

Philosophical Transactions Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924097811263
Release 2004
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Each issue of Transactions B is devoted to a specific area of the biological sciences, including clinical science. All papers are peer reviewed and edited to the highest standards. Published on the 29th of each month, Transactions B is essential reading for all biologists.



Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Author
ISBN-10 WISC:89086141595
Release 2004
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Climate and the Oceans

Climate and the Oceans Author Geoffrey K. Vallis
ISBN-10 9780691150284
Release 2012
Pages 231
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Explores climate and oceans, providing a look at the basics of climate, a descriptive overview of the oceans, a brief introduction to dynamics, and coverage of other related topics.



Growth and its implications for the future

Growth and its implications for the future Author United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Subcommittee on Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation and the Environment
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B688177
Release 1973
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