People and Environment

People and Environment

First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: D.J. Walmsley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317897323

Category: Science

Page: 290

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First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Science

Environmental Geography People and the Environment

Environmental Geography  People and the Environment

This book provides comprehensive coverage of the complex interactions between people and the environment.

Author: Leslie A. Duram

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440856112

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

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This book explores the complex relationship human have with the environment. It is one of both responsibility—including the sustainable or unsustainable management of natural resources—and emotion, such as the elation gleaned from a beautiful landscape as well as the devastation experienced from a natural disaster. • Documents human modification of the Eearth on topics such asthrough deforestation, land use change, agricultural soil degradation, water pollution, waste generation, and the ultimate impact: climate change. • Describes policies at national and global scales that have exacerbated environmental degradation (such as subsidies to fossil fuels) or acted to reduce such harm (such as pollution control regulations). • Explains how richer and poorer nations are affected by and able to mitigate environmental degradation. • Describes the interrelationships among people and the environment at various geographic scales: (individuals, communities, national policies, global initiatives); and alsoas well as the influence of public policies and community organizations such as (non-profit groups). • Suggests how individuals can make better decisions and have a positive impact on future environmental conditions.
Categories: Social Science

People and Environment

People and Environment

This book will be essential reading for students of geography, environmental studies/science and land use planners and will also contribute valuable information for climatology, biogeography, hydrology, land economy and forestry students.

Author: Professor of Anatomy and Structural Biology Gareth Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138150932

Category:

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Human Rights and the Environment

Human Rights and the Environment

Taking a socio-legal approach, this book will provide a good understanding of both human rights and environmental issues, as well as the limitations of each regime, and will explore the ways in which human rights law and institutions can be ...

Author: Sumudu Atapattu

Publisher: Key Issues in Environment and Sustainability

ISBN: 1138722758

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 328

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The field of human rights and the environment has grown phenomenally during the last few years and this textbook will be one of the first to encourage students to think critically about how many environmental issues lead to a violation of existing rights. Taking a socio-legal approach, this book will provide a good understanding of both human rights and environmental issues, as well as the limitations of each regime, and will explore the ways in which human rights law and institutions can be used to obtain relief for the victims of environmental degradation or of adverse effects of environmental policies. In addition, it will place an emphasis on climate change and climate policies to highlight the pros and cons of using a human rights framework and to underscore its importance in the context of climate change. As well as identifying emerging issues and areas for further research, each chapter will be rich in pedagogical features, including web links to further research and discussion questions for beyond the classroom. Combining their specialisms in law and politics, Atapattu and Schapper have developed a truly inter-disciplinary resource that will be essential for students of human rights, environmental studies, international law, international relations, politics, and philosophy. research and discussion questions for beyond the classroom. Combining their specialisms in law and politics, Atapattu and Schapper have developed a truly inter-disciplinary resource that will be essential for students of human rights, environmental studies, international law, international relations, politics, and philosophy.
Categories: Climatic changes

People and Environment

People and Environment

Behavioural Approaches in Human Geography D.J. Walmsley, G.J. Lewis ... People areanintegral partofthe environment rather than objects within it. 3.

Author: D.J. Walmsley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317897316

Category: Science

Page: 290

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First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Science

People And Environment

People And Environment

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Stephen Morse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317854623

Category: Science

Page: 224

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Science

People And Environment

People And Environment

CHAPTER FOUR Environmental reproduction and gender in the Third World Cecile jackson People cannot change the way they use resources without changing their ...

Author: Stephen Morse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317854630

Category: Science

Page: 224

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Science

People and Environment

People and Environment

The UN Conference on the Human Environment took place in Stockholm in 1972. Many heads of state refused to attend as the buildup to the conference was ...

Author: Gareth Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317876649

Category: Science

Page: 290

View: 692

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Science

One Health

One Health

This book presents core concepts, compelling evidence, successful applications, and remaining challenges of One Health approaches to thwarting the threat of emerging infectious disease.

Author: Ronald M. Atlas

Publisher: ASM Press

ISBN: 9781555818425

Category: Medical

Page: 318

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Emerging infectious diseases are often due to environmental disruption, which exposes microbes to a different niche that selects for new virulence traits and facilitates transmission between animals and humans. Thus, health of humans also depends upon health of animals and the environment – a concept called One Health. This book presents core concepts, compelling evidence, successful applications, and remaining challenges of One Health approaches to thwarting the threat of emerging infectious disease. Written by scientists working in the field, this book will provide a series of ""stories"" about how disruption of the environment and transmission from animal hosts is responsible for emerging human and animal diseases. • Explains the concept of One Health and the history of the One Health paradigm shift . • Traces the emergence of devastating new diseases in both animals and humans.• Presents case histories of notable, new zoonoses, including West Nile virus, hantavirus, Lyme disease, SARS, and salmonella.• Links several epidemic zoonoses with the environmental factors that promote them.• Offers insight into the mechanisms of microbial evolution toward pathogenicity.• Discusses the many causes behind the emergence of antibiotic resistance.• Presents new technologies and approaches for public health disease surveillance.• Offers political and bureaucratic strategies for promoting the global acceptance of One Health.
Categories: Medical

People the Environment and Responsibility Case Studies from Rural Pakistan

People  the Environment and Responsibility  Case Studies from Rural Pakistan

POPULATION , ENVIRONMENT AND DE - RESPONSIBILIZATION F. Amalric and T. Banuri INTRODUCTION The three case - studies from rural areas of Pakistan presented ...

Author: F. Amalric

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1850706522

Category: Medical

Page: 116

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This book documents the findings of a group of case studies on the problems of population growth and environmental degradation in rural areas of Pakistan. Each case study reveals a particular aspect of the general processes at work in different ecological zones: the agricultural lands of the Indus plains, the coastal areas, and the mountainous zone. The studies focused on collective responses to population and environmental problems and on the breakdown of traditional systems of decision making in rural areas. The book introduces the concept of de-responsibilization in contrast to economists' traditional notions of rational behavior. In addition, these case studies illuminate the realities of present-day Pakistan, the state of its population and environment, and its record of development.
Categories: Medical

People as an Agent of Environmental Change

People as an Agent of Environmental Change

The papers in this volume revisit one of the concerns which dominated environmental archaeology through the 1960s and 1970s, namely the timing, nature and extent of human impact on the environment.

Author: Reynold A. Nicholson

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015050743270

Category: History

Page: 133

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The papers in this volume revisit one of the concerns which dominated environmental archaeology through the 1960s and 1970s, namely the timing, nature and extent of human impact on the environment. The thirteen contributions reflect the diversity of approaches and ideas today and show how our understanding of the place of people in ecosystems is now more subtle. There are papers on palynological evidence from the Strymon Delta in Macedonia; prehistoric copper mining at Mount Gabriel, Ireland; fungal spores as anthropogenic indicators on Shetland; prehistoric human impact on the prehistoric environments of Orkney, North York Moors and the Mid-Devon landscape; mites as indicators of human impact in the Netherlands; the disappearance of Elmid `Riffle Beetles' from lowland river systems in Britain; and case studies from further afield: palaeoenvironmental reconstruction in the Central Mexican Highlands; food plant availability in the Murchison Basin, Western Australia, prior to European arrival and Paleoindian expansion into South America.
Categories: History

Environmental Factors Affecting Human Health

Environmental Factors Affecting Human Health

Raising the average human lifespan by a decade or more will change our world. The future is not about whether this will happen; it is about what we should do when it happens.

Author: Ivan Uher

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9781789855272

Category: Medical

Page: 190

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Raising the average human lifespan by a decade or more will change our world. The future is not about whether this will happen; it is about what we should do when it happens. Even the most pessimistic assertions about the future of our environment are underestimating the extent of the problem. There is simply no model in which more years of life does not equate to more people and in which that does not lead to more crowding, environmental degradation, more consumption, and more waste. Hence, as we prolong life, these environmental crises will be further exacerbated. With current diets and production practices, feeding 7,6 billion people is degrading terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, depleting water resources, and driving climate changes. The challenges of today are not just population, and it’s not just consumption, it is waste also. Thanks to things such as cars, planes, big homes, deforestation and so forth, the annual carbon dioxide emissions of an average are three times as high as it should be. It is likely that this signals that the current level of dividends is unsustainable, hence, we use and return little of value to our natural world. In our book, we address the questions related to environmental health challenges that include contamination of air, water, and soil, and car transportation. In order to better understand natural, industrial, and social-environmental hazards, we have to think of them in a broader context (i.e., physical, chemical, biological, and cultural). We hope that the presented publication gives the reader a broader perspective on the issues related to environmental health challenges in contemporary society in the coming years.
Categories: Medical

Human Centered Built Environment Heritage Preservation

Human Centered Built Environment Heritage Preservation

We do this by positioning this book in a transdisciplinary space between these dichotomies as a way to give voice (and respect) to multiple perspectives without losing sight of our goal that heritage conservation practice should, ...

Author: Jeremy C. Wells

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429014062

Category: Architecture

Page: 354

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Human-Centered Built Environment Heritage Preservation addresses the question of how a human-centred conservation approach can and should change practice. For the most part, there are few answers to this question because professionals in the heritage conservation field do not use social science research methodologies to manage cultural landscapes, assess historical significance and inform the treatment of building and landscape fabric. With few exceptions, only academic theorists have explored these topics while failing to offer specific, usable guidance on how the social sciences can actually be used by heritage professionals. In exploring the nature of a human-centred heritage conservation practice, we explicitly seek a middle ground between the academy and practice, theory and application, fabric and meanings, conventional and civil experts, and orthodox and heterodox ideas behind practice and research. We do this by positioning this book in a transdisciplinary space between these dichotomies as a way to give voice (and respect) to multiple perspectives without losing sight of our goal that heritage conservation practice should, fundamentally, benefit all people. We believe that this approach is essential for creating an emancipated built heritage conservation practice that must successfully engage very different ontological and epistemological perspectives.
Categories: Architecture

Young People and the Environment

Young People and the Environment

The book analyses the knowledge, beliefs and behaviours that comprise the environmental attitudes of young people in the Asia-Pacific region and the cultural, political and educational contexts that have shaped them.

Author: John Fien

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401741964

Category: Education

Page: 184

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The book analyses the knowledge, beliefs and behaviours that comprise the environmental attitudes of young people in the Asia-Pacific region and the cultural, political and educational contexts that have shaped them. The findings are based upon a questionnaire survey of over 10,000 young people together with focus group studies in India, South China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Brunei, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and the west coast of the USA.
Categories: Education

Aesthetics and Environment

Aesthetics and Environment

The essays collected in Aesthetics and Environment comprise a set of variations on art and culture guided by the theme of environment.

Author: Arnold Berleant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351163347

Category: Philosophy

Page: 178

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The essays collected in Aesthetics and Environment comprise a set of variations on art and culture guided by the theme of environment. The essays deal with the physical reality of environment such as the city, the shore, the water and the garden, but also with the virtual environment and the social one. Environmental aesthetics is a theme whose variations are as endless as the possibilities of the human performers and conditions from which it is fashioned. This enticing set of essays testifies to Berleant's special talent in moving easily between both natural and human environments and opens out the contemporary discussion beyond that of the wilderness to the cultural and social environment. Berleant argues that neither the natural nor human environment stands alone and both are best understood as distinctions that are in experience coextensive, that one can only speak of environment in relation to human experience. The theme of this book is that such experience suffuses the so-called natural world and shapes the human world. It maintains the idea that in as much as people are embedded in these worlds, relationships, including human relationships, are part of them. The melding of these two worlds leads Berleant to defend ultimately what he has termed 'social aesthetics' .
Categories: Philosophy

People in the Environment

People in the Environment

Author: ESRC Global Environmental Change Programme

Publisher:

ISBN: 0903622947

Category: Environmental policy

Page: 10

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Categories: Environmental policy

Forests for People and the Environment CIFOR Annual Report 2004

Forests for People and the Environment   CIFOR Annual Report 2004

'A variety of factors — high population density, poor soils in mountainous ... and environmental risks before they provide loans for new pulp-mill projects.

Author: Center for International Forestry Research

Publisher: CIFOR

ISBN: 9789793361840

Category: Forest management

Page: 68

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Categories: Forest management

Behavior and the Natural Environment

Behavior and the Natural Environment

We believe that this volume will serve a useful purpose in helping to integrate the find ings and concepts in this presently somewhat fragmented field, scat tered as they are over a very diverse array of publications representing a ...

Author: Irwin Altman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: MINN:319510000583289

Category: Psychology

Page: 346

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The theme of the present volume concerns people' s response to the natural environment, considered at scales varying from that of a house hold plant to that of vast wilderness areas. Our decision to focus on this particular segment of the physical environment was prompted in part by the intrinsic interest in this subject on the part of a diverse group of sodal scientists and professionals-and of laypersons, for that matter and in part by the relative neglect of this topic in standard treatments of the environment-behavior field. It also serves to bring out once again the interdisdplinary nature of that field, and we are pleased to have been able to inc1ude representatives from geography, sodology, soda! ecology, and natural recreation among our contributors. We believe that this volume will serve a useful purpose in helping to integrate the find ings and concepts in this presently somewhat fragmented field, scat tered as they are over a very diverse array of publications representing a similarly varied group of spedalties. It is hoped that the result will be to stimulate future development of this area and to add a measure of in creased coherence to it. Volume 7 of our series will be devoted to the theme of elderly people and the environment, with M. Powell Lawton joining us as guest co-editor. The titles of the papers comprising Volume 7 are shown on page v. Irwin Altman J oachim F. Wohlwill ix Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Categories: Psychology

Environmental Human Rights

Environmental Human Rights

Drawing together contributions from a range of key thinkers in the field, this is a valuable resource for students and scholars of human rights, environmental ethics, and international environmental law and politics more generally.

Author: Markku Oksanen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367244632

Category: Environmental ethics

Page: 216

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The nature of environmental human rights and their relation to larger rights theories has been a frequent topic of discussion in law, environmental ethics and political theory. However, the subject of environmental human rights has not been fully established among other human rights concerns within political philosophy and theory. In examining environmental rights from a political theory perspective, this book explores an aspect of environmental human rights that has received less attention within the literature. In linking the constraints of political reality with a focus on the theoretical underpinnings of how we think about politics, this book explores how environmental human rights must respond to the key questions of politics, such as the state and sovereignty, equality, recognition and representation, and examines how the competing understandings about these rights are also related to political ideologies. Drawing together contributions from a range of key thinkers in the field, this is a valuable resource for students and scholars of human rights, environmental ethics, and international environmental law and politics more generally. key thinkers in the field, this is a valuable resource for students and scholars of human rights, environmental ethics, and international environmental law and politics more generally.
Categories: Environmental ethics

Environmental Psychology

Environmental Psychology

Author: Harold M. Proshansky

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: UOM:39015012219294

Category: Architecture

Page: 632

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Categories: Architecture