Climates of Hunger

Mankind and the World's Changing Weather

Author: Reid A. Bryson

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299073732

Category: Nature

Page: 188

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In recent years, world climate changes have drawn more attention than at any other time in history. What we once called "crazy weather," just a few years ago, is now beginning to be seen as a part of a logical and, in part, predictable pattern, an awesome natural force that we must deal with if man is to avoid disaster of unprecedented proportions. Climates of Hunger is a book of paramount importance for our time. It will be essential reading not only for professionals in the field—including agricultural meteorologists, political scientists, geographers, sociologists, and business counselors—but for all who are concerned in any way with environmental trends, world and domestic food supplies, and their effects on human institutions.

The Archaeology of Drylands

Living at the Margin

Author: Graeme Barker,David Gilbertson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134582641

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 4154


Many dryland regions contain archaeological remains which suggest that there must have been intensive phases of settlement in what now seem to be dry and degraded environments. This book discusses successes and failures of past land use and settlement in drylands, and contributes to wider debates about desertification and the sustainability of dryland settlement.

Enviroment and Society

Human Perspectives on Environmental Issues (2-downloads)

Author: Charles Harper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317348559

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 2113


This book discusses human connections and impacts on the environment and vice versa and examines suggestions for changing the human–environment relationship to a more "sustainable" environment. It provides students and interested readers with an introduction to environmental issues.

Soils and the Environment

A Guide to Soil Surveys and their Applications

Author: Gerald Olson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401169381

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 178

View: 928


As we enter the last decades of the twentieth century, many persistent and perplexing problems continue to afflict humankind. Thus it is appropriate to address, in a new group of books, two of the monumental issues that haunt people throughout the world. Soils and the Environment by Professor Gerald W. Olson is the first book in this new publish ing program on Environment, Energy, and Society. The purpose of all these books will be to explore the many interrelated facets of these topics and to provide guidance for deal ing with problems and offering ideas for their solutions. Environment and energy are twin problems that occupy what many believe to be opposite sides of a two-headed coin. They are often viewed as being antithetical and incompatible. The various books in this program will try to place in perspective the options that are available to those who design policy and plan and manage societal matters. Typical of books being developed currently are ones on coal resources, environmental geoscience, environmental pollution, land-use planning, nuclear energy, mineral resources, and water resources. However, because soils are at the very heart of civilization and provide the building block for human sustenance, it is fitting to inaugurate this series with Dr. Olson's timely analysis of soils. Unfortu nately, these most vital resources seen. to have low priority in many farming enterprises, urbanization projects, deforestation schemes, and mining and developmental terrain changes.

A Change in the Weather

Climate and Culture in Australia

Author: Tim Sherratt,Tom Griffiths,Libby Robin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 216

View: 7889


Climate plays a considerable role in the society and culture of Australia. This text is an interdisciplinary 'weather report' that draws together perspectives from the social sciences, the humanities, science and engineering to deepen our understanding of the relationship between climate and culture in Australia.

History, Historians, and the Dynamics of Change

Author: William A. Green

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780275939014

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 1435


Examines the competing theoretical models that historians use to explain the process of change and continuity--including those of the great philosophers and contemporary environmental historians. Green emphasizes the importance of such systematic models for any true appreciation of the dynamic process of historical change.