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The global casino

Author: Nick Middleton
Publisher: London : Hodder Education, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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An introduction to environmental issues which links the physical environment to its political, social and economic contexts. Case studies from around the globe are used to illustrate key environmental issues, from global warming and deforestation to natural hazards and soil erosion.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Middleton
ISBN: 9780340957165 0340957166
OCLC Number: 434559612
Notes: Previous edition: London: Arnold, 2003.
Description: vi, 505 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1 The physical environment 2 The human environment 3 Sustainable development 4 Tropical deforestation 5 Desertification 6 Oceans 7 Coastal problems 8 Rivers, lakes & wetlands 9 Big dams 10 Urban environments 11 Climatic change 12 Acid rain 13 Food production 14 Soil erosion 15 Biodiversity loss 16 Transport 17 Waste management 18 Energy production 19 Mining 20 War 21 Natural hazards 22 Conclusions
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