Changing the Face of the Earth

Changing the Face of the Earth

This is a history of the impact of humankind on the natural environment from earliest times to the present. The first edition has been widely adopted in universities, acclaimed both for its wide scholarship and its author's readable style.

Author: I. G. Simmons

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0631199241

Category: Science

Page: 484

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This is a history of the impact of humankind on the natural environment from earliest times to the present. The first edition has been widely adopted in universities, acclaimed both for its wide scholarship and its author's readable style. The new edition is fully revised throughout and takes account of comments and suggestions received from all over the world. It has been restructured into a form appropriate for new methods of university teaching, the diagrams have been clarified, and references and sections of further reading provided at the end of each chapter. Revised edition of a widely-used textbook. More concise, more chapters, better adapted to course use. Revised further reading. Clearly-written, well-illustrated, popular with students.
Categories: Science

Ecology 2000

Ecology 2000

What's happening to our water. Atmospheric pollution.The city environment. Disappearing cultures. Will the climate change. The politics of ecology. Environmental hot sports. The future.

Author: Edmund Hillary

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: UCAL:B4455870

Category: Ecology

Page: 252

View: 881

Learning about the problems. Humanity's growth. The changig face of agriculture.The espanding deserts.The expanding deserts.The mega-extinction of animals. What's happening to our water. Atmospheric pollution.The city environment. Disappearing cultures. Will the climate change. The politics of ecology. Environmental hot sports. The future.
Categories: Ecology

The Changing Face of the Earth

The Changing Face of the Earth

... your computer is a Macintosh , insert the CD into the drive and consult the '
Read me ' file to obtain information on the content of the CD and its use . Le
visage changeant de la Terre The Changing Face of the Earth Bruno Vrielynck
Philippe ...

Author: Bruno Vrielynck

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113976224

Category: Continental drift

Page: 32

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Categories: Continental drift

To Pass On a Good Earth

To Pass On a Good Earth

“Man's Role in Changing the Face of the Earth” At the height of Sauer's black
pessimism about the state of learning and academic life, he gained unexpected
respite from a major collaborative enterprise.1 In October 1953 William Thomas,

Author: Michael Williams

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813935775

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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To Pass On a Good Earth is the candid and compelling new biography of one of the twentieth century’s most distinctive and influential scholars. The legendary "Great God beyond the Sierras," Carl Ortwin Sauer is America’s most famed geographer, an inspiration to both academics and poets, yet no book-length biography of him has existed until now. This Missouri-born son of German immigrants contributed to many fields, with a versatility rare in his time and virtually unknown today. Sauer explored plant and animal domestication, the entry of Native Americans into the continent, their transformation of the land into prairies and cultivated fields, and subsequent European enterprise that fueled prosperity but also triggered environmental degradation and the loss of cultural diversity. Providing profound and invaluable insights into the human occupance, cultivation--and often ruination--of the earth, Sauer revolutionized our understanding of the impact of European conquest of the New World. Author and fellow geographer Michael Williams had access to Sauer’s voluminous correspondence in the Bancroft Library at Berkeley and in family collections. Enlivened by these intimate letters to family and colleagues, To Pass On a Good Earth reveals the rare qualities of mind and heart that made Sauer one of America’s most treasured--as well as troubled--intellectual pioneers. He brought both historical rigor and humanistic understanding to the burgeoning environmental movement and ceaselessly championed an ecumenical approach in an age of increasing specialization.
Categories: Social Science

The Changing Face of the Earth

The Changing Face of the Earth

The asymmetry of the cardioid ellipsoid of the Earth , i . e . , the inequality of its
three axes and even of the conjugate semi - axes explains why each continent
has an ocean as its antipode . This arrangement of the oceans and continents is
a ...

Author: Aleksandr Maksimovich Ri͡abchikov


ISBN: UCAL:B4151568

Category: Earth

Page: 205

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Categories: Earth

Ian McHarg and the Search for Ideal Order

Ian McHarg and the Search for Ideal Order

See Wenner-Gren Foundation, History, “Man's Role in Changing the Face of the
Earth,” 5 Ibid., v. 6
Sharon E. Kingsland, The Evolution of American Ecology 1890–2000 (Baltimore,

Author: Kathleen John-Alder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134811328

Category: Architecture

Page: 296

View: 603

Ian McHarg and the Search for Ideal Order looks at the well-known and studied landscape architect, Ian McHarg, in a new light. The author explores McHarg’s formative years, and investigates how his ideas developed in both their complexity and scale. As a precursor to McHarg’s approach in his influential book Design with Nature, this book offers new interpretations into his search for environmental order and outlines how his struggle to understand humanity’s relationship to the environment in an era of rapid social and technological change reflects an ongoing challenge that landscape design has yet to fully resolve. This book will be of great interest to academics and researchers in landscape architectural history.
Categories: Architecture



For it is in the changing face of the land that we can see most clearly the spatial
effects of the several processes ... CHAPTER 11 - OUR ROLE IN CHANGING
THE FACE OF THE EARTH 337 Our Role in Changing the Face of the Earth.

Author: Peter Haggett

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0582320305

Category: Science

Page: 833

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The fourth edition of this classic in the discipline presents readers with a broad introduction to the field in all of its diversity. The book promotes synthesis, both by stressing the different themes and traditions within the field of geography, and by stressing the synthesizing role of geography as a whole in relation to other fields. Covers the synthesizing role of geography; physical and human geography; globalization; population geography; medical geography. Emphasizes the relationships between humans and the environment, their spatial consequences, and the resulting regional structures that have emerged on Earth's surface. Includes International division of labor; The electronic revolution and its geographic impact; New directions in geography, including plural traditions, gender, and social theory; New coverage of environmental hazards, including the greenhouse effect, ozone layer, and accelerated deforestation; and Added and updated material on remote sensing, GIS, GPS, and the role of microcomputers in geography. Appropriate as an Introduction to Geography, World Regional Geography, and Human Geography.
Categories: Science

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography

(1956) Man's Role in Changing the Face of the Earth. Chicago: University of
Chicago Press. Turner II, B.L., Clark, W.C., Kates, R.W., Richards, J.F., Mathews,
J.T. and Meyer, W.B. (1993) The Earth as Transformed by Human Action: Global
and ...

Author: Nuala C. Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118384435

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

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**Named a 2014 Choice Outstanding Academic Title** Combining coverage of key themes and debates from a variety of historical and theoretical perspectives, this authoritative reference volume offers the most up-to-date and substantive analysis of cultural geography currently available. A significantly revised new edition covering a number of new topics such as biotechnology, rural, food, media and tech, borders and tourism, whilst also reflecting developments in established subjects including animal geographies Edited and written by the leading authorities in this fast-developing discipline, and features a host of new contributors to the second edition Traces the historical evolution of cultural geography through to the very latest research Provides an international perspective, reflecting the advancing academic traditions of non-Western institutions, especially in Asia Features a thematic structure, with sections exploring topics such as identities, nature and culture, and flows and mobility
Categories: Social Science

The Earth Around Us

The Earth Around Us

33. Revkin, "Curbs on Silt.II 1 9 An Earth Scientist in City Hall: Geology and
Community Planning 1. William ]. ... Luna B. Leopold, “Land Use and Sediment
Yield,” in Marts Role in Changing the Face of the Earth. W. L. Thomas, ed. [
Chicago: ...

Author: Jill Schneiderman

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781466814431

Category: Science

Page: 250

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Soil contamination...public lands...surface and groundwater pollution...coastal warming. Have we reached the limits of this planet's ability to provide for us? If so, what can we do about it? These vital questions are addressed by Jill Schneiderman in The Earth Around Us, a unique collection of thirty-one essays by a diverse array of today's foremost scientist-writers. Sharing an ability to communicate science in a clear and engaging fashion, the contributors explore Earth's history and processes--especially in relation to today's environmental issues--and show how we, as members of a global community, can help maintain a livable planet. The narratives in this collection are organized into seven parts that describe: - Earth's time and history and the place of people in it - Views of nature and the ethics behind our conduct on Earth - Resources for the twenty-first century, such as public lands, healthy forests and soils, clean ground and surface waters, and fluctuating coastlines - Ill-informed local manipulations of landscapes across the United States - Innovative solutions to environmental problems that arise from knowledge of the interactions between living things and the Earth's air, water, and soil - Natural and human-induced global scale perturbations to the earth system - Our responsibility to people and all other organisms that live on Earth Never before has such a widely experienced group of prominent earth scientists been brought together to help readers understand how earth systems function to produce our physical and biological environment. Driven by the belief that earth science is, and should be, an integral part of everyday life, The Earth Around Us empowers all of us to play a more educated and active part in the search for a sustainable future for people and other living things on our planet.
Categories: Science

21st Century Geography

21st Century Geography

The period of time in which this growth occurred was very short in terms of Earth
history, approximately 200 years, and ... One of the initial studies devoted to
global change was Mans Role in Changing the Face of the Earth (Thomas, 1956)

Author: Joseph P. Stoltman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412974646

Category: Science

Page: 883

View: 273

This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Categories: Science

Reforming Law and Economy for a Sustainable Earth

Reforming Law and Economy for a Sustainable Earth

Changing the Face of the Earth. Oxford: Blackwell. Simms, A. and V. Johnson.
2010. Growth Isn't Possible. London: New Economics Foundation. Simon, H. and
A. Newell. 1972. Human Problem Solving. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Author: Paul Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317704539

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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Few concerns preoccupy contemporary progressive thought as much as the issue of how to achieve a sustainable human society. The problems impeding this goal include those of how to arrest induced global environmental change (GEC), persistent disagreements about the contribution of economic activities to GEC and further differences in views on how these activities can be reformed in order to reduce the rate of change and thus to mitigate threats to much life on Earth. Reforming Law and Economy for a Sustainable Earth aims to help resolve these problems in two ways. Since addressing GEC will require global coordination, the book first clarifies the conditions necessary to achieve this effectively. Paul Anderson explores these conditions with the aid of a sustained analysis of key concepts in influential disciplines, particularly in social and political theory and law, relating to the transition to a sustainable economy. Second, Anderson tackles the problem of how to arrest GEC by incisively evaluating two leading theoretical positions in terms of their capacity to support the conditions required for effective global coordination. From this basis, the book offers an extensive critique of the idea that global environmental problems can be solved within the framework of global capitalism. It also critically reviews and advances the proposition that global sustainability can be achieved only by changing the capitalist form of organizing the economy. Enriched by a genuinely interdisciplinary approach, the originality of Reforming Law and Economy for a Sustainable Earth lies in the manner it combines a rigorous analysis of the requirements for global sustainability with decisive conclusions as to what are, and what are not, viable means of fulfilling those requirements. The book advances research on sustainability within key disciplines, among them political theory, law and social science, by offering a timely and insightful statement about the global environmental predicament in the 21st century.
Categories: Political Science

Textures of Place

Textures of Place

Its organizing principle, he tells us, is that "all these themes can be put under the
broad rubric of 'man's role in changing the face of the earth' " (5). This
portmanteau phrase encompasses all aspects of humanity's reshaping — and
misshaping ...

Author: Paul C. Adams

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816637571

Category: Social Science

Page: 461

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A fresh and far-ranging interpretation of the concept of place, this volume begins with a fundamental tension of our day: as communications technologies help create a truly global economy, the very political-economic processes that would seem to homogenize place actually increase the importance of individual localities, which are exposed to global flows of investment, population, goods, and pollution. Place, no less today than in the past, is fundamental to how the world works. The contributors to this volume -- distinguished scholars from geography, art history, philosophy, anthropology, and American and English literature -- investigate the ways in which place is embedded in everyday experience, its crucial role in the formation of group and individual identity, and its ability to reflect and reinforce power relations. Their essays draw from a wide array of methodologies and perspectives -- including feminism, ethnography, poststructuralism, ecocriticism, and landscape ichnography -- to examine themes as diverse as morality and imagination, attention and absence, personal and group identity, social structure, home, nature, and cosmos.
Categories: Social Science

Geological Survey Water supply Paper

Geological Survey Water supply Paper

Man's role in changing the face of the Earth , p . 382–398 : Chicago , Ill . , Univ . of
Chicago Press . New York City Board of Water Supply , 1956 , Fifteenth annual
report , 1955 : 108 p . New York City Engineering Panel on Water Supply , 1951 ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105007658532

Category: Irrigation


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Categories: Irrigation

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History

53 By the 1950s, Sauer, along with other critics of modernity such as Pierre
Teilhard de Chardin, Lewis Mumford, James Malin, and Paul Sears (all of whom
appeared in the volume Man's Role in Changing the Face of the Earth), predicted
that ...

Author: Andrew C. Isenberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199394470

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 597

The field of environmental history emerged just decades ago but has established itself as one of the most innovative and important new approaches to history, one that bridges the human and natural world, the humanities and the sciences. With the current trend towards internationalizing history, environmental history is perhaps the quintessential approach to studying subjects outside the nation-state model, with pollution, global warming, and other issues affecting the earth not stopping at national borders. With 25 essays, this Handbook is global in scope and innovative in organization, looking at the field thematically through such categories as climate, disease, oceans, the body, energy, consumerism, and international relations.
Categories: History

Case Studies in Human Ecology

Case Studies in Human Ecology

... Property and the State, International, New York (orig. 1884). Evans, E. E. (1956
). The ecology of peasant life in Western Europe. In Thomas, W. L. (ed.), Man's
Role in Changing the Face of the Earth, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, pp

Author: Daniel G. Bates

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781475795844

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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This volume was developed to meet a much noted need for accessible case study material for courses in human ecology, cultural ecology, cultural geography, and other subjects increasingly offered to fulfill renewed student and faculty interest in environmental issues. The case studies, all taken from the journal Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Jouma~ represent a broad cross-section of contemporary research. It is tempting but inaccurate to sug gest that these represent the "Best of Human Ecology." They were selected from among many outstanding possibilities because they worked well with the organization of the book which, in turn, reflects the way in which courses in human ecology are often organized. This book provides a useful sample of case studies in the application of the perspective of human ecology to a wide variety of problems in dif ferent regions of the world. University courses in human ecology typically begin with basic concepts pertaining to energy flow, feeding relations, ma terial cycles, population dynamics, and ecosystem properties, and then take up illustrative case studies of human-environmental interactions. These are usually discussed either along the lines of distinctive strategies of food pro curement (such as foraging or pastoralism) or as adaptations to specific habitat types or biomes (such as the circumpolar regions or arid lands).
Categories: Social Science

Making Ontario

Making Ontario

... imported plant materials included useful food crops, on one hand, but also
some. 2 Changing the Face of the Earth 3 Agents of Transformation: An
Expanding Population. 2 Changing the Face of the Earth The mechanics of

Author: David Wood

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773518926

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 205

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The colony that became Ontario arose almost spontaneously as some 10,000 Loyalists moved there following the American Revolution. After the War of 1812 settlers began to spread throughout the interlake peninsula and by the middle of the nineteenth century a mature forest ecosystem was increasingly replaced by farms. The scale of change from forest to cropland profoundly affected the environment. Liberally illustrated with analytical maps, Making Ontario details environmental change before the appearance of the railway.
Categories: Business & Economics

Unifying Geography

Unifying Geography

... of causes set in action by man has brought the face of the Earth to a desolation
almost as complete as that ofthe Moon. ... Changing the Face of the Earth (
Thomas, 1956) and The Earth as Transformed by Human Action (Turner et al.,

Author: David T. Herbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134405138

Category: Science

Page: 416

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It can be argued that the differences in content and approach between physical and human geography, and also within its sub-disciplines, are often overemphasised. The result is that geography is often seen as a diverse and dynamic subject, but also as a disorganised and fragmenting one, without a focus. Unifying Geography focuses on the plural and competing versions of unity that characterise the discipline, which give it cohesion and differentiate it from related fields of knowledge. Each of the chapters is co-authored by both a leading physical and a human geographer. Themes identified include those of the traditional core as well as new and developing topics that are based on subject matter, concepts, methodology, theory, techniques and applications. Through its identification of unifying themes, the book will provide students with a meaningful framework through which to understand the nature of the geographical discipline. Unifying Geography will give the discipline renewed strength and direction, thus improving its status both within and outside geography.
Categories: Science

Companion Encyclopedia of Geography

Companion Encyclopedia of Geography

... direct influences (by reshaping the earth's surface) and indirect influences (by
changing climate, soils, biota, and the water cycle). In short, an understanding of
human-environment relations and human roles in changing the face of the earth

Author: Ian Douglas

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415277507

Category: Political Science

Page: 1021

View: 367

In 45 chapters a team of geographers have compiled a major work that will be an invaluable resource to not only students and teachers but also commercially motivated professionals in the private sector and public sector organisations too.
Categories: Political Science