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People and Environment : a Global Approach.

Author: Gareth Jones
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Jones, Gareth.
People and Environment : A Global Approach.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gareth Jones
ISBN: 9781317876656 1317876652
OCLC Number: 881570872
Notes: 7.4 How humans cause land degradation.
Description: 1 online resource (792 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of black and white plates; List of colour plates; List of figures; List of tables; List of boxes; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. The environment; 1.1 Why is the environment important?; 1.2 Defining the 'environment' and how the meaning has changed; 1.3 Environmental change; 1.4 The social environment; 1.5 An environment suitable for life; 1.6 Biological components; 1.7 The animal kingdom --
the Animalia or Metazoa; Useful websites for this chapter; 2. Changing perceptions of the environment. 2.1 The earliest perception of the environment2.2 Changing perceptions of the environment; 2.3 Factors that influence our perception of the environment; 2.4 The main environmental viewpoints; 2.5 Post-1975 --
an environmental awakening; 2.6 Back to the future!; Useful websites for this chapter; 3. Politics and the management of the environment; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 What are environmental problems and how do they occur?; 3.3 The uniqueness of human actions on the environment; 3.4 Application of science and technology to solve environmental problems. 3.5 Technocentric versus ecocentric development: the dilemma3.6 Environmental pressure groups; 3.7 Changing public and political attitudes; 3.8 Politics and the environment: the rise of 'green' politics; 3.9 Politics and the environment: the role of the European Parliament; 3.10 The state of the environment at the beginning of the twenty-first century; 3.11 Matching development to human needs; 3.12 Matching development with environmental sustainability; 3.13 Conclusion; Postscript on the Balearic eco-tax; Useful websites for this chapter; 4. The atmosphere and the environment. 4.1 Introduction4.2 Development of the atmosphere; 4.3 Processes at work in the atmosphere; 4.4 Impact of climate and weather on society; 4.5 Recent changes in the atmosphere and weather; 4.6 How humans have changed the atmosphere; 4.7 Atmospheric quality, environment and human well-being; 4.8 Legislating for a healthy atmosphere; 4.9 Conclusion; Useful websites for this chapter; 5. Environmental (mis)management of fresh water; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 The uniqueness of water (hydrological cycle); 5.3 Meeting human demand for fresh water; 5.4 Water supply case studies. 5.5 Sustainable water resources management5.6 Fresh water management in the twenty-first century; Useful websites for this chapter; 6. Managing the oceans; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Why are oceans so important?; 6.3 Physical properties of the oceans; 6.4 Chemical properties of the oceans; 6.5 Pollution of the oceans; 6.6 Sea water quality and human health; 6.7 Political management of the oceans; 6.8 A new approach to ocean management; 6.9 Ocean 'futures'; Useful websites for this chapter; 7. Land degradation; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 What is 'land degradation'?; 7.3 Early stages of land degradation.

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