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The Global Casino 3ed An Introduction to Environmental Issues

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780340809495

ISBN10:
0340809493
Format:
Nonspecific Binding
Pub. Date:
5/30/2003
Publisher(s):
Routledge

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Summary

The Global Casino is a compelling 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 naturalhazards and soil erosion. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded, with the introduction of new illustrative material and up-to-the minute case studies. Particularly useful new features for students include a chapter-by-chapter set of exercises, essay questions, and topics fordiscussion, as well as an expanded glossary. The ever popular lists of key readings and websites, again linked specifically to the content of each chapter, have been fully updated and expanded. This textbook will be an essential course companion for students of the environment, geography and theearth sciences.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgements ix
The Physical Environment
1(18)
The Human Environment
19(16)
Sustainable Development
35(14)
Tropical Deforestation
49(19)
Desertification
68(17)
Oceans
85(18)
Coastal Problems
103(19)
Rivers, Lakes and Wetlands
122(19)
Big Dams
141(18)
Urban Environments
159(18)
Climatic Change
177(21)
Acid Rain
198(16)
Food Production
214(18)
Soil Erosion
232(16)
Biodiversity Loss
248(19)
Transport
267(17)
Waste Management
284(15)
Energy Production
299(18)
Mining
317(17)
War
334(17)
Natural Hazards
351(22)
Conclusions
373(18)
Glossary 391(7)
Bibliography 398(26)
Index 424


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