Human Impact on the Earth

Framsida
Cambridge University Press, 23 feb. 1996 - 253 sidor
At a level accessible to the educated lay reader, this book describes the changes human activities have produced in the global environment from 300 years ago to the present day. It offers a comprehensive and authoritative inventory of human impact in its varied forms on the oceans, atmosphere, and climate--ranging from long-standing alterations to new and surprising ones that have emerged in recent years, from environmental disasters to success stories of environmental management, and false alarms. This balanced, nonpolemical survey will interest all those concerned about the environment and the likely fate of the planet.
 

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The Earth as Transformed by Human Action
1
Changes in Population and Society
22
The Land
51
Biota
86
Water
114
Chemical Flows
145
Oceans Atmosphere Climate
183
Three Centuries That Shook the Earth
216
References
223
Index
235
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