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Leaving Eden : To Protect and Manage the Earth - E.G. Nisbet

Leaving Eden

To Protect and Manage the Earth

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Published: 13th January 1992
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Leaving Eden is a wide-ranging survey of what is arguably the greatest challenge facing humanity today: the preservation of the natural environment. Nisbet discusses the primary physical, chemical, and biological controls on the natural environment, focusing on the complex interplay between atmospheric and terrestrial elements such as the sun, the oceans, and the forests, and is concerned with the effects of human disruption of these natural systems. Integrating discussions of scientific puzzles with problems facing humanity at large, the author addresses issues such as the greenhouse effect, acid rain, deforestation, chlorofluorocarbons, nuclear waste, agricultural subsidies, and population management. The book also offers an extensive discussion of the ways in which the environment can be protected. With its particular emphasis on the interaction of human behavior and nature, this book is suitable not only for individuals interested in environmental studies, geography, economics, and earth science, but for all those concerned with the future of the Earth.

'This book stands out from the pack by its copious use of data and the ease with which its thesis may be understood.' TEG News ' ... provides clear, concise accounts of the different aspects of global environmental change ...' New Scientist

Preface
Acknowledgements and apologies
Introduction
The natural earth
The causes of change
The consequences of change
To manage the planet
Reducing our impact: the means to generate and conserve energy
Managing the Earth's vegetation
The management of man
A new global economy
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521425797
ISBN-10: 0521425794
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 13th January 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.56