Environment and society: human perspectives on environmental issues
Appropriate for upper-division undergraduates in various departments such as Sociology, Environmental Studies, Anthropology, Political Science and Human Geography. With appropriate supplements, the text could also be used by beginning graduate students. This integrative text about human-environment relations connects many issues about human societies, ecological systems, and environments with data and perspectives from different fields of study. While the viewpoint is primarily sociological, coverage is specifically designed to relate to a diverse audience and encompass viewpoints from a variety of natural and social science approaches.
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THE HUMAN CAUSES OF ENVIRONMENTAL
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