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Global Resources and the Environment

Global Resources and the Environment - Oliver, Fatma Arf; Oliver, Chadwick Dearing - ISBN: 9781107172937
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Bindwijze: Boek, Gebonden (21-06-2018)
Genre: Techniek
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Beschrijving

An illustrated overview of the sustainability of natural resources and the social and environmental issues surrounding their distribution and demand.

Details

Titel: Global Resources and the Environment
auteur: Oliver, Fatma Arf; Oliver, Chadwick Dearing
Mediatype: Boek
Bindwijze: Gebonden
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 536
Uitgever: Cambridge University Press
Plaats van publicatie: 03
Publicatiedatum: 2018-06-21
NUR: Techniek
Afmetingen: 253 x 178 x 31
Gewicht: 1240 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9781107172937
Intern nummer: 40771491

Biografie (woord)

Fatma Arf Oliver was a statistical consultant for The Boeing Company until her retirement in 2000. She is the author of scientific and technical papers.

Quote

'This book is an extremely helpful and timely contribution for the current or would-be professional at the international scale. It provides thorough information on the world and by region, and presents it using smart, easy-to-understand figures and graphs that synthesize a broad spectrum of knowledge. Using copious data analysis, this work carefully balances current theories and empirical lessons to propose doable actions and a promising future, but not without paying attention to dead ends and misconceptions.' Gerardo Segura, Senior Natural Resources Management Specialist, World Bank

Inhoudsopgave

Preface; Part I. Introduction, Dynamic Systems, and Change: 1. Socio-environmental systems; 2. A perspective on dynamic systems; 3. Change, sustainability, and resilience; Part II. People: 4. Where people live, communicate, and interact; 5. People, societies, populations, and changes; 6. Resources, governments, and other social influences; Part III. Climates: 7. Global distribution of climates; 8. Greenhouse gases, atmosphere, and climates; 9. Past and future climate changes; Part IV. Landforms: 10. Landforms and soils; 11. Bedrock landforms; 12. Landforms of transported materials; Part V. Biodiversity: 13. Biodiversity: individual species; 14. Biodiversity: communities and landscapes; 15. Robust and threatened species, communities; 16. Managing biodiversity; Part VI. Water: 17. The hydrologic cycle; 18. The annual hydrograph and water use; 19. Managing and mitigating the hydrologic system; Part VII. Agriculture: 20. Food groups and nutrition; 21. Agriculture and the green revolution; 22. Future agriculture production and distribution; Part VIII. Energy: 23. Energy sources, the energy cycle, exergy; 24. Conserving energy and renewable energy; 25. Future energy: reducing fossil fuel use; Part IX. Minerals: 26. Rocks and mineral properties, mining; 27. Rocks and minerals: production, use, and distribution; Part X. Forests: 28. Forests, ecosystem services, and timber; 29. Forest distribution, area, and volume changes; 30. Silviculture, forest degradation, and landscape management; Part XI. Perspective: 31. Integrating the environment, resources, and people; Appendix I. Country groups used in analyses; Appendix II. Elements, chemical symbols, atomic numbers, and masses; Index.

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