9780132403566

Environment and Society : Human Perspectives on Environmental Issues

  • ISBN 13:

    9780132403566

  • ISBN 10:

    0132403560

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2008
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

This integrative book about human-environment relations connects many issues about human societies, ecological systems, and environments with data and perspectives from different fields of study. While the viewpoint is primarily sociological, coverage is specifically designed to relate to a diverse audience and encompass viewpoints from a variety of natural and social science approaches.KEY TOPICSChapter topics include environmental problems and ecosystems; the resources of the earth: sources and sinks; global climate change, scientific uncertainty, and risk; population, environment, and food; energy and society; transforming structures: markets, politics, and policy; environmentalism: ideology, and collective action; and globalization: trade, environment, and the third revolution.For individuals with an interest in and concern forthe environment.

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