Human Impact on the Earth

Human Impact on the Earth

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At a level accessible to the general reader, this balanced and non-polemical book describes the changes human activities have produced in the global environment from 300 years ago to today.aquot;Thus the view from Sahelian Africa is not that from the northern plains of Canada , in regard to both current and projected transformationaquot; (Kates, Turner, and Clark 1990: 13), and there is no aquot;view from nowhereaquot; (Sack 1990). ... It can at least be asserted that an overall picture is apparent of unsettlingly rapid, sizable, and escalating change in the global ... Environmental history no more repeats itself than history does, and it cannot be read as a usera#39;s manual for the biosphere. The studyanbsp;...

Title:Human Impact on the Earth
Author:William B. Meyer
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1996-02-23


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