The Human Impact on the Natural Environment

The Human Impact on the Natural Environment

The seventh edition of this classic student text explores themultitude of impacts that humans have had over time uponvegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms and the atmosphere.

Author: Andrew Goudie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118576588

Category: Science

Page: 456

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The seventh edition of this classic student text explores themultitude of impacts that humans have had over time uponvegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms and the atmosphere. Italso looks into the future and considers the ways in which climatechanges and modifications in land cover may change the environmentin coming decades. Extensively re-written, it contains many newstatistical tables, figures, and references. It is essentialreading for undergraduates in geography and environmental science,and for those who want a thorough, wide-ranging and balancedoverview of the impacts of humans upon naturalprocesses and systems from the Stone Age to the Anthropocene andwho wish to understand the major environmental issues that concernthe human race at the present time. Additional resources for this book can be found at: ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/goudiehumanimpact"www.wiley.com/go/goudiehumanimpact/a.
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The Human Impact on the Natural Environment

The Human Impact on the Natural Environment

A new design makes the text even more accessible and easy to use. Visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/humanimpact to access the artwork from the book.

Author: Andrew S. Goudie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118688151

Category: Science

Page: 710

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The new edition of this classic student text provides an up-to-date and comprehensive view of the major environmental issues facing the world today, and is an essential introduction to the past, present and future impact of humans on Earth. Explores the impact of humans upon vegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms, and the atmosphere. Updated extensively, with many new figures and up-to-date statistics. Four completely new chapters explore the ways in which global climate change may have an impact on Earth in the future. A new design makes the text even more accessible and easy to use. Visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/humanimpact to access the artwork from the book.
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Human Impact on the Natural Environment

Human Impact on the Natural Environment

Human Impact on the Natural Environment This classic text explores the multitude of impacts that humans have had over time upon vegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms, and the atmosphere.

Author: Andrew S. Goudie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119403555

Category: Computers

Page: 472

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A brand new edition of the definitive textbook on humankind’s impact on the Earth’s environment—now in full color This classic text explores the multitude of impacts that humans have had over time upon vegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms, and the atmosphere. It considers the ways in which climate changes and modifications in land cover may change the environment in coming decades. Thoroughly revised to cover the remarkable transformation in interest that humans are having in the environment, this book examines previously uncovered topics, such as rewilding, ecosystem services, techniques for study, novel and no analogue ecosystems, and more. It also presents the latest views on big themes such as human origins, the anthropocene, domestication, extinctions, and ecological invasions. Extensively re-written, Human Impact on the Natural Environment, Eighth Edition contains many new and updated statistical tables, figures, and references. It offers enlightening chapters that look at the past and present state of the world—examining our impact on the land itself and the creatures that inhabit it; the oceans, lakes, rivers and streams; and the climate and atmosphere. The book also takes a deep look at our future impact on the planet and its resources—our affect on the coastal environments, the cryosphere and the drylands, as well as the hydrological and geomorphological impacts. Fully updated to take account of recent advances in our understanding of global warming and other phenomena Offers current opinions on such topics as human origins, the anthropocene, domestication, extinctions, and ecological invasions Features a full-color presentation to allow for more and clearer photographs and diagrams Contains more international case studies than previous editions to balance UK examples Human Impact on the Natural Environment is essential reading for undergraduates in geography and environmental science, and for those who want a thorough, wide-ranging and balanced overview of the impacts of humans upon natural processes and systems from the Stone Age to the Anthropocene and who wish to understand the major environmental issues that concern the human race at the present time.
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Studyguide for the Human Impact on the Natural Environment

Studyguide for the Human Impact on the Natural Environment

Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9781118576588.

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Publisher: Cram101

ISBN: 1497007194

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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9781118576588. This item is printed on demand.
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Human Impact on the Natural Environment

Human Impact on the Natural Environment

... lake levels, Companion website: www.wiley.com/go/goudie/human-impact-natural-environment 329 Figure 12.1 The flooding of Lake Eyre. (a) Extent of. Human Impact on the Natural Environment: Past, Present and Future, Eighth Edition.

Author: Andrew S. Goudie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119403920

Category: Computers

Page: 472

View: 119

A brand new edition of the definitive textbook on humankind’s impact on the Earth’s environment—now in full color This classic text explores the multitude of impacts that humans have had over time upon vegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms, and the atmosphere. It considers the ways in which climate changes and modifications in land cover may change the environment in coming decades. Thoroughly revised to cover the remarkable transformation in interest that humans are having in the environment, this book examines previously uncovered topics, such as rewilding, ecosystem services, techniques for study, novel and no analogue ecosystems, and more. It also presents the latest views on big themes such as human origins, the anthropocene, domestication, extinctions, and ecological invasions. Extensively re-written, Human Impact on the Natural Environment, Eighth Edition contains many new and updated statistical tables, figures, and references. It offers enlightening chapters that look at the past and present state of the world—examining our impact on the land itself and the creatures that inhabit it; the oceans, lakes, rivers and streams; and the climate and atmosphere. The book also takes a deep look at our future impact on the planet and its resources—our affect on the coastal environments, the cryosphere and the drylands, as well as the hydrological and geomorphological impacts. Fully updated to take account of recent advances in our understanding of global warming and other phenomena Offers current opinions on such topics as human origins, the anthropocene, domestication, extinctions, and ecological invasions Features a full-color presentation to allow for more and clearer photographs and diagrams Contains more international case studies than previous editions to balance UK examples Human Impact on the Natural Environment is essential reading for undergraduates in geography and environmental science, and for those who want a thorough, wide-ranging and balanced overview of the impacts of humans upon natural processes and systems from the Stone Age to the Anthropocene and who wish to understand the major environmental issues that concern the human race at the present time.
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Encyclopedia of Environmental Change

Encyclopedia of Environmental Change

Bell M and Walker JC (2005) Late Quaternary environmental change: Physical and human perspectives, 2nd edition. Harlow: Pearson Education. Goudie AG (2006) The human impact on the natural environment: Past, present and future, ...

Author: John A Matthews

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446264881

Category: Nature

Page: 1496

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Accessibly written by a team of international authors, the Encyclopedia of Environmental Change provides a gateway to the complex facts, concepts, techniques, methodology and philosophy of environmental change. This three-volume set illustrates and examines topics within this dynamic and rapidly changing interdisciplinary field. The encyclopedia includes all of the following aspects of environmental change: Diverse evidence of environmental change, including climate change and changes on land and in the oceans Underlying natural and anthropogenic causes and mechanisms Wide-ranging local, regional and global impacts from the polar regions to the tropics Responses of geo-ecosystems and human-environmental systems in the face of past, present and future environmental change Approaches, methodologies and techniques used for reconstructing, dating, monitoring, modelling, projecting and predicting change Social, economic and political dimensions of environmental issues, environmental conservation and management and environmental policy Over 4,000 entries explore the following key themes and more: Conservation Demographic change Environmental management Environmental policy Environmental security Food security Glaciation Green Revolution Human impact on environment Industrialization Landuse change Military impacts on environment Mining and mining impacts Nuclear energy Pollution Renewable resources Solar energy Sustainability Tourism Trade Water resources Water security Wildlife conservation The comprehensive coverage of terminology includes layers of entries ranging from one-line definitions to short essays, making this an invaluable companion for any student of physical geography, environmental geography or environmental sciences.
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New Perspectives on People and Forests

New Perspectives on People and Forests

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, p 167 Goudie A (2006) The human impact on the natural environment: past, present, and future. Blackwell, Oxford Grossmann H (1934) Der Einflub der alten Glashütten auf denschweizerischen Wald.

Author: Eva Ritter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400711501

Category: Science

Page: 250

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The aim of this book is to elucidate the role of forests as part of a landscape in the life of people. Most landscapes today are cultural landscapes that are influenced by human activity and that in turn have a profound effect on our understanding of and identification with a place. The book proposes that a better understanding of the bond between people and forests as integrated part of a landscape may be helpful in landscape planning, and may contribute to the discussion of changes in forest cover which has been motivated by land use changes, rural development and the global climate debate. To this end, people’s perception of forest landscapes, the reasons for different perceptions, and future perspectives are discussed. Given the wide range of forest landscapes, and cultural perspectives which exist across the world, the book focuses on Europe as a test case to explore the various relationships between society, culture, forests and landscapes. It looks at historical evidence of the impacts of people on forests and vice versa, explores the current factors affecting people’s physical and emotional comfort in forest landscapes, and looks ahead to how changes in forest cover may alter the present relationships of people to forests. Drawing together a diverse literature and combining the expertise of natural and social scientists, this book will form a valuable reference for students and researchers working in the fields of landscape ecology and landscape architecture, geography, social science, environmental psychology or environmental history. It will also be of interest to researchers, government agencies and practitioners with an interest in issues such as sustainable forest management, sustainable tourism, reserve management, urban planning and environmental interpretation.
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Environmental Infrastructure in African History

Environmental Infrastructure in African History

Examining the Myth of Natural Resource Management in Namibia Emmanuel Kreike ... trait of domestication; see A. Goudie, The Human Impact on the Natural Environment: Past, Present, and Future (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2006 [1981]), p. 13.

Author: Emmanuel Kreike

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107328235

Category: Nature

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Environmental Infrastructure in African History offers a new approach for analyzing and narrating environmental change. Environmental change conventionally is understood as occurring in a linear fashion, moving from a state of more nature to a state of less nature and more culture. In this model, non-Western and pre-modern societies live off natural resources, whereas more modern societies rely on artifact, or nature that is transformed and domesticated through science and technology into culture. In contrast, Emmanuel Kreike argues that both non-Western and pre-modern societies inhabit a dynamic middle ground between nature and culture. He asserts that humans - in collaboration with plants, animals, and other animate and inanimate forces - create environmental infrastructure that constantly is remade and re-imagined in the face of ongoing processes of change.
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Natural History

Natural History

The human impact on the natural environment: past, present, and future. Oxford: Blackwell. Gould, S.J. 2007. Punctuated Equilibrium. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Gould, S.J. and Eldredge, N. 1977.

Author: Ross J. Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317089797

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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The concept of ’natural heritage’ has become increasingly significant with the threat of dwindling resources, environmental degradation and climatic change. As humanity’s impact on the condition of life on earth has become more prominent, a discernible shift in the relationship between western society and the environment has taken place. This is reflective of wider historical processes which reveal a constantly changing association between humanity’s definition and perception of what ’nature’ constitutes or what can be defined as ’natural’. From the ornate collections of specimens which formed the basis of a distinct concept of ’nature’ emerging during the Enlightenment, this definition and the wider relationship between humanity and natural history have reflected issues of identity, place and politics in the modern era. This book examines this process and focuses on the ideas, values and agendas that have defined the representation and reception of the history of the natural world, including geology and palaeontology, within contemporary society, addressing how the heritage of natural history, whether through museums, parks, tourist sites or popular culture is used to shape social, political, cultural and moral identities. It will be of interest to scholars and practitioners within heritage studies, public history, ecology, environmental studies and geography.
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Futures Research and Environmental Sustainability

Futures Research and Environmental Sustainability

Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 27(4), 321–329. Cairns Jr., J. (2004). ... Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 22, 49–52. ... The Human Impact on the Natural Environment: Past, Present, and Future.

Author: James K. Lein

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498716628

Category: Nature

Page: 148

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This book explores the challenges of presenting sustainability as a more actionable or practical concept and identifying approaches that might offer useful assistance in addressing the temporal and spatial representation of sustainability. The underlying premise of this book is that sustainability is a state realized in the future. In that future there is a geographic arrangement of society and economy that agrees with its environmental setting. This future perspective introduces a little examined subject area that can lend significant content to the sustainability challenge: Futures Research.
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