The Human Impact on the Natural Environment: Past, Present, and Future

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Wiley, Mar 12, 2009 - Science - 376 pages
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The new edition of this classic student text provides an up-to-date and comprehensive view of the major environmental issues facing the world today, and is an essential introduction to the past, present and future impact of humans on Earth.

  • Explores the impact of humans upon vegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms, and the atmosphere.
  • Updated extensively, with many new figures and up-to-date statistics.
  • Four completely new chapters explore the ways in which global climate change may have an impact on Earth in the future.
  • A new design makes the text even more accessible and easy to use.

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Andrew Goudie is Master of St Cross College, Oxford, President of the International Association of Geomorphologists, and a Professor of Geography in the University of Oxford.

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