Environmental Geography: Science, Land Use, and Earth Systems, 3rd Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-11-01
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Focusing on the use and misuse of the environment, this forward-looking book provides insights into where we seem to be headed as a species on the planet. Emphasizes the geographic aspects of problems, such as air pollution, locational factors, scales considerations, distributions and spatial associations. Provides an overview of the modern environmental dilemma and the factors that need to be examined in order to gain an understanding of the problem. Features a review of our planet's open lands and the effort to preserve and manage them.

Table of Contents

A World in Crisis: Environment and Humanity in the 21st Century
Preparing to Understand Environmental Geography
Environment, Land Use and Sustainable Development
The Spread and Development of Human Population
Global Cycles and Systems
Ecosystems and the Bioclimatic Environment
The Human Population: Trends and Patterns
Agriculture, Food Production and Hunger
Energy Generation, Use, and the Environment
Atmospheric Environment and Land Use
Air Population: Patterns, Trends and Impacts
Hydrologic Environment and Land Use
Water Pollution: Patterns, Trends and Impacts
Hazardous Waste Production and Disposal
Soil, Land and Land Use
Biological Diversity and Land Use
Open-Land Resources: Forests, Rangelands, Parks and Preserves
Managing the Global Environment
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