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People and the Earth By John J. W. Rogers

People and the Earth
by John J. W. Rogers

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This book discusses the basic components of our interaction with the earth, and speculates on what the future may hold. Written with wit and remarkable insight, and illustrated with numerous case histories, this book provides a balanced view of the complex environmental issues facing our civilization. An ideal introductory textbook and background reading.
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People and the Earth: Basic Issues in the Sustainability of Resources and Environment by John J. W. Rogers

People and the Earth examines the numerous ways in which this planet enhances and limits our lifestyles. The authors look at the geologic restrictions on our ability to withdraw resources - food, water, energy, and minerals - from the earth, the effect human activity has on the Earth, and the lingering damage caused by natural disasters. People and the Earth examines the basic components of our interaction with this planet, provides a lucid, scientific discussion of each issue, and speculates on what the future may hold. It provides the fundamental concepts that will enable us to make wise and conscientious choices on how to live our day-to-day lives. Written with wit and remarkable insight, and illustrated with numerous case histories, this book provides a balanced view of the complex environmental issues facing our civilization. People and the Earth is an ideal introductory textbook and will also appeal to the general reader concerned with our evolving relationship with the earth.

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People and the Earth Reviews


'This is an excellent template for the new geology, also known as Earth systems science or environmental studies. People and the Earth is written at the introductory level and contains a seamless melding of policy implications as well as the requisite physical and biological science principles. I learned a lot reading it. I feel that this text contains the kinds of concepts that society must assimilate if the next century is to witness a better-managed planet than the past.' W. G. Ernst, W&M Arts Sciences
'People and the Earth contains many very interesting case studies, several of which are different to those found in other similar texts. It poses challenges through these case studies that will encourage students to find out more. The authors offer some really valuable suggestions for further reading to support this. People and the Earth is an interesting publication, one which supports areas which are difficult for students to explore in depth and which are not always effectively covered. It provides a balanced view of the complex environmental issues affecting our civilisation.' Karl Donert, Geography
"...a novel, from-the-ground-up approach to the overwhelming socioeconomic, political, scientific, and technological problems that face humanity as we approach the 21st century....As a beginning text in environmental or Earth systems science, it hits the mark squarely and effectively." GSA Today
"An exceptional book that also goes beyond the basics by tightly focusing at length on classical case studies that give students a sense of how truly complex many topics can be." Northeastern Naturalist
"...novel, entertaining, and refreshingly contentious...recommended reading for all those interested in earth's finite resources and the increasingly complex environmental issues that result from their continued exploitation." Earth Science Reviews
"The book is more than a well-balanced textbook for college or advanced secondary classes. And it is more than a handbook of the science of what many of us call `human ecology' in the broadest sense of the term." Science Books & Films
"The impact of human society on the environment is becoming an increasingly visible subject of debate....This excellent introduction to this vast subject is designed as a text for an undergraduate course." The Leading Edge
"...provides a balanced view of the complex environmental issues affecting our civilisation." Geography, The Magazine of the Geographical Association

Table of Contents


Preface; 1. People and land; 2. Food; 3. Natural hazards; 4. Water; 5. Energy; 6. Mineral resources; 7. Waste and pollution; 8. Global change; 9. A final word.

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GOR006981010
People and the Earth: Basic Issues in the Sustainability of Resources and Environment by John J. W. Rogers
John J. W. Rogers
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1998-03-13
364
0521568722
9780521568722
N/A
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