Environment and Society : Human Perspectives on Environmental Issues
For courses in Environmental Sociology and Environmental Conservation, as well as in Sociology, Environmental Studies, Anthropology, Political Science, and Human Geography.This text about human environment relations connects issues concerning the human societies, ecological systems, and environment with data and perspectives from different fields of study in the natural and social sciences.
- Paperback | 496 pages
- 149.9 x 226.1 x 22.9mm | 612.36g
- 21 Aug 2003
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 3rd edition
Table of contents
I. INTRODUCTION. 1. Introduction. 2. Human Systems, Environment, and Social Science. II. THE EARTH'S VITAL SIGNS AND THE HUMAN FOOTPRINT. 3. The Resources of the Earth: Sources and Sinks. 4. Global Climate Change, Scientific Uncertainty, and Risk. 5. Population, Environment, and Food. 6. Energy and Society. III. A SUSTAINABLE WORLD? 7. Alternative Futures: Sustainability, Inequality, and Social Change. 8. Transforming Structures: Markets, Politics, and Policy. 9. Environmentalism: Ideology, and Collective Action. 10. Globalization: Trade, Environment, and the Third Revolution. References. Name Index. Subject Index.
About Jr. Charles L. Harper
Charles Harper is a professor of sociology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. As a member of the faculty there since 1968, he has developed and taught numerous courses in the sociology department. Dr. Harper's teaching and scholarly interests delve into the study of social change, globalization, the sociology of religion, social theory, and environmental sociology. He has published papers in a variety of academic journals. Along with Environment and Society, Dr. Harper is the author of two other textbooks. Co-authored with Kevin Leicht, his book Exploring Social Change: America and the World (Prentice Hall, 2002) is now in its Fourth Edition. Another book, Food, Society, and Environment (Prentice Hall, 2003), coauthored with Bryan E LeBeau, has been receiving wide praise. As an undergraduate, Dr. Harper studied biology and the natural sciences. He received a bachelor's degree from Central Missouri State University, a Master's degree in sociology from the University of Missouri, and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Dr. Harper and his wife, Anne, live close to Creighton's campus. He also enjoys traveling, bicycling, reading, and cooking.