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The Human Impact on the Natural Environment By Andrew S. Goudie

The Human Impact on the Natural Environment

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This text examines the ways in which human activity has changed and is changing the face of the earth. The fifth edition follows the familiar structure of the previous editions and examines the human role in natural processes and systems.

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The Human Impact on the Natural Environment by Andrew S. Goudie

The Human Impact has become the classic student text for understanding the ways in which human activity has changed and is changing the face of the earth. The fifth edition follows the familiar and successful structure of the previous editions and examines the human role in natural processes and systems. Professor Goudie provides a discussion of the development of ideas on global change together with chapters that deal with the impacts that humans have had on all aspects of the environment. The topics covered include vegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms, the atmosphere and climate. The book also considers the future, in particular the possible consequences of global warming. This fifth edition has been extensively updated and referenced. It is wide-ranging in coverage and well illustrated throughout. It provides a comprehensive view of the major environmental issues facing the world today. The Human Impact gives students of the environment an essential introduction to the impact of humans on the Earth. This book is not published by Blackwell in the USA.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction. 2. The Human Impact on Vegetation. 3. The Human Influence on Animals. 4. The Human Impact on the Soil. 5. The Human Impact on the Waters. 6. Human Agency in Geomorphology. 7. The Human Impact on Climate and the Atmosphere. 8. The Future. 9. Conclusion. Guide to Further Reading. References. Index.

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GOR001208632
The Human Impact on the Natural Environment by Andrew S. Goudie
Andrew S. Goudie
Used - Very Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
2000-01-03
528
0631199780
9780631199786
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