508 pages, 9.65 × 6.93 × 1.09 in
October 22, 1997
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0631201173
ISBN - 13: 9780631201175
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements.Introduction and Guide to Further Reading.Part I: Managing the Biosphere:.Introduction and Guide to Further Reading.1. The Future of Biodiversity: Stuart L. Pimm, Gareth J. Russell, John L. Gittleman and Thomas M. Brooks.2. Catastrophes, Phase Shifts, and Large-Scale Degradation of a Caribbean Coral Reef: Terence P. Hughes.3. The World's Imperiled Fish: Carl Safina.4. Valuation of an Amazonian Rainforest: Charles M. Peters, Alwyn H. Gentry and Robert O. Mendelsohn.5. Making Biodiversity Conservation Profitable: A Case Study of the Merck/INBIO Agreement. Part II: Predicting and Managing Atmospheric Change: .Introduction and Guide to Further Reading.6. Evidence for General Instability of Past Climate from a 250-kyr Ice Core Record: W. Dansgaard, S. J. Johnson, H. B. Clausen, D. Dahl-Jensen, N. S. Gundestrup, C. U. Hammer, C. S. Hvidberg, J. P. Steggensen, A. E. Sveinbjornsdottir, J. Jouzel and G. Bond.7. Atmospheric Effects of the Mt Pinatubo Eruption: Patrick McCormick, Larry W. Thomason and Charles R. Trepte.8. Air Pollution in the World's Megacities.9. On-Road Vehicle Emissions: Regulations, Costs and Benefits: Stuart P. Beaton, Gary A. Bishop, Yi Zhang, Lowell L. Ashbaugh, Donald R. Lawson and Donald H. Stedman.10. Climate Change:.(a). The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Scientific Assessment - Policymakers' Summary: J. T. Houghton, G. J. Jenkins and J. J. Ephiraums.(b). Radiative Forcing of Climate - Executive Summary: J. T. Houghton, L. G. Meira
From the Publisher
The management of the environment, whether locally, nationally or globally, is of crucial economic, social and scientific importance.
- The first reader published for this course.
- Environmental management is one of the most common career paths for environmental studies/science and geography graduates: the courses attract large numbers in senior level/third year and at graduate MA/MSc level.
- Offers a guide to further reading.
From the Jacket
The management of the environment, whether locally, nationally or globally, is of crucial economic, social and scientific importance. Uncontrolled exploitation has led and will continue to lead to the irreversible loss of valued and unique resources, to human misery, and to costly natural disasters. Effective and safe intervention in natural processes requires, as this book vividly demonstrates, a depth of scientific knowledge and a wide range of social and technical skills.
This book presents thirty-six key articles on environmental management. Arranged in six thematic parts, each individually introduced and with annotated sections of further reading, it provides a stimulating companion and general introduction to the field of environmental management.
About the Author
is lecturer in geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, and co-author with Kevin Pickering of An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues.Tim Unwin
is reader in Geography at Royal Holloway and the author of The Place of Geography
; he has also written extensively on the geography of the wine industry.
From Our Editors
Human impact is now a major variable in environmental change at the local and global levels. Managing that impact is therefore of crucial importance to human social and economic well-being now and in the future. Environmental management is a multi-billion dollar field, requiring skills in social, political and economic analysis, as well as specialized scientific knowledge. This book shows how such skills can and have been applied in a wide range of international settings for all important aspects of the environment