Encyclopedia of Global Change: Environmental Change and Human Society 2 volumes: Environmental Change and Human Society by Andrew S. Goudie

Encyclopedia of Global Change: Environmental Change and Human Society 2 volumes: Environmental…

EditorAndrew S. Goudie, David J. Cuff

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Mapping the relationship between human society and the Earth, the Encyclopedia of Global Change is the first general reference guide to the impact of politics, population, economics, and technology on the planet. Containing over 300 original, signed articles by distinguished scholars, it isthe comprehensive work for this multi-discipline, high-profile field. The Encyclopedia synethsizes current knowledge on natural and human-made changes in the Earth's physical , chemical, and biological systems and the effects of these changes on society. Areas such as altered ecosystems, climate change, food supply, water production and consumption, population, andthe political impact of global change are covered in detail. And the clearly written articles also include responses to global modification, agreements and associations, institutions, policies, biographies, and case studies. Enhanced by 1,500 illustrations, extensive cross-references, bibliographies, and an index, the Encyclopedia of Global Change links essential knowledge across many fields-geography, geology, geophysics, atmospheric science, political science, economics, technology, and others-in a resource that isboth accessible and authoritative. The jargon-free language makes it an excellent work for the professional scholar as well as the interested general reader.

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David J. Cuff is at Temple University.
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Title:Encyclopedia of Global Change: Environmental Change and Human Society 2 volumes: Environmental…Format:HardcoverPublished:November 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195108256

ISBN - 13:9780195108255

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"Various definitions and interpretations of this interdisciplinary field of study are discussed in the preface and introduction, but the scope of this two-volume reference is described as global environmental change, primarily changes that affect the human rather than the geologic time scale,but which are either natural or anthropogenic. Goude (geography, Oxford U.) has brought together 300 substantial contributions from an international cast of experts, aiming to provide an in-depth reference for both the sophisticated layperson and the scientific community. Entries pertain to changesin climate, atmospheric physics and chemistry, land use and cover, marine environments and ice cover, biogeochemical cycles, ecosystems, natural resources, and socioeconomic balances. Each article is signed and includes cross-references and a bibliography."--SciTech Book News