Environment And Society: Human Perspectives on Environmental Issues by Charles HarperEnvironment And Society: Human Perspectives on Environmental Issues by Charles Harper

Environment And Society: Human Perspectives on Environmental Issues

byCharles Harper, Thomas H Fletcher

Paperback | July 7, 2011

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Environment and Society relates to a diverse audience and encompasses viewpoints from a variety of natural and social science approaches.

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. Its viewpoint is primarily sociological and it is designed for courses in Environmental Sociology and Environmental Issues, or taught in departments of Sociology, Environmental Studies, Anthropology, Political Science, and Human Geography.

Charles Harper is a professor of sociology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. As a member of the faculty there since 1968, he has developed and taught numerous courses in the sociology department. Dr. Harper¿s teaching and scholarly interests inolve the study of social change, globalization, the sociology of religion, social ...
Title:Environment And Society: Human Perspectives on Environmental IssuesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.5 × 6.75 × 0.8 inPublished:July 7, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0131290827

ISBN - 13:9780131290822


Table of Contents

1. Environment, Human Systems, and Social Science 2. Humans and the Resources of the Earth: Sources and Sinks  3. Global Climate Change  4. Energy and Society  5. Population, Environment, and Food  6. Globalization, Growth, and Sustainability  7. Transforming Structures. Markets and Politics  8. Environmentalism. Ideology and Collective Action

Editorial Reviews

To my knowledge, there is no [other] undergraduate text in sociology that deals comprehensively with environmental issues from a Canadian perspective.  This text takes the core strengths of the previous editions of Harper’s book and adds enough Canadian content (especially in-depth case-studies of Canadian environmental controversies) to make a relevant and timely contribution to the key issues facing Canadians on questions of ecology and society. -         André Magnan, University of Regina