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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.

Following the successful structure of previous editions, the new edition of The Human Impact has been extensively enlarged and updated, 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. Other chapters explore the impact of humans upon vegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms, and the atmosphere. A new design makes the text even more accessible and easy to use.

This important book is essential reading for undergraduates in geography or environmental science,and anyone requiring a thorough overview of the impact of humans upon natural processes and systems.

Book News Annotation:

Goudie (geology, U. of Oxford) updates the 2000 edition (first in 1981) of his textbook not only with new figures, tables, statistics, and references but also with four new chapters exploring how global climate change may impact Earth. Within sections on the past and present and on the future, he looks at the human impact on such environmental dimensions as vegetation, animals, water, geomorphology, climate, coastal environments, and the cryosphere. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Andrew Goudie is Master of St Cross College, Oxford, President of the International Association of Geomorphologists, and a Professor of Geography in the University of Oxford.

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“The new edition of this student text provides an up-to-date and comprehensive view of the major environmental issues facing the world today and serves as an introduction to the past, present, and future impact of humans on Earth. Specifically, it explores the impact of humans on vegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms, and the atmosphere. Four completely new chapters explore how global climate change may impact Earth in the future.”

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"The book is filled with new information and intriguing examples that Goudie has selected to illustrate in each of his well-organised chapters."

Environmental Geology

Praise for the fifth edition

“This is a splendid compendium of what we know and understand about environmental problems. The author is to be congratulated on a work that is suitable as a textbook or a supplementary reader for courses at all university levels.” Quarterly Review of Biology

“A well-illustrated textbook, it is a brilliantly concise examination of just how much we are changing the world around us. A classic. Geography at its best.” New Scientist

“For all those who are interested in how humans have and are changing the face of the Earth, The Human Impact has become something of a classic text ... Indeed, as a classic, it has an important part to play in colouring our perception of humans' relationship with the natural environment ... altogether readable, stimulating and instructive ... it is an essential textbook for all who are interested in human impacts on the environment.” Scottish Geographical Journal

Table of Contents

Preface to the Sixth Edition.

Acknowledgments.

PART I: THE PAST AND PRESENT.

1. Introduction.

2. The Human Impact on Vegetation.

3. Human Influence on Animals.

4. The Human Impact on the Soil.

5. The Human Impact on the Waters.

6. Human Agency in Geomorphology.

7. The Human Impact on Climate and the Atmosphere.

PART II: THE FUTURE.

8. Introduction.

9. The Future: Coastal Environments.

10. The Future: Hydrological Impacts.

11. The Future: The Cryosphere.

12. The Future: Drylands.

13 Conclusion.

Glossary.

References.

Index.

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piracy_heart, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by piracy_heart)
simply this book is awesome,the book of respected professor is written in simple language which is very easy to understand
in this book very serious matter of today is highlighted,environmental pollution ,global warming, greenhouse effect, and their relation to the man are presented very cute
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781405127042
Subtitle:
Past, Present, and Future
Author:
Goudie, Andrew
Author:
Goudie, Andrew S.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Effect of human beings on
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Environmental Geoscience
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Environmental Impact
Copyright:
Edition Number:
6
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions
Publication Date:
August 2005
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
229 x 152 mm

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