Synopses & Reviews
Focuses on environmental change and human fortunes. While there is a large and rapidly expanding literature dealing with how people affect the environment, less attention has been given in recent years to how the environment shapes human development. It also addresses key issues such as soil degredation, natural climatic variations and volcanic activity. Provides geography and earth sciences students with an essential introduction to the major debates surrounding this topic.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -243) and index.