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Geosphere : the land and its uses

Author: Dana Desonie
Publisher: New York, NY : Chelsea House, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Outlines the causes and effects of the human impact on the environment, discussing such topics as agriculture, mining, energy production, urbanization, and overpopulation, and describes ways to achieve sustainable environmental practices.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dana Desonie
ISBN: 9780816062171 081606217X
OCLC Number: 155121624
Description: xiv, 200 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Wild lands and forests: Land use and wild lands --
Forests --
Using forests --
Food production: Agriculture --
Costs of modern agriculture --
Meat production --
Sustainable agriculture --
Mineral resource extraction: Mining --
Environmental effects of mining --
Power generation: Power from nonrenewable resources --
Power from renewable resources --
Urban areas: Urbanization --
Environmental effects of urbanization --
Sustainable communities --
Waste disposal: Solid waste disposal --
Nuclear waste disposal --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Dana Desonie.
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