Environment and Society : Human Perspectives on Environmental Issues
Appropriate for upper-division undergraduates in various departments such as Sociology, Environmental Studies, Anthropology, Political Science and Human Geography. With appropriate supplements, the text could also be used by beginning graduate students.This integrative text about human-environment relations connects many issues about human societies, ecological systems, and environments with data and perspectives from different fields of study. While the viewpoint is primarily sociological, coverage is specifically designed to relate to a diverse audience and encompass viewpoints from a variety of natural and social science approaches.
- Paperback | 480 pages
- 152.4 x 226.1 x 27.9mm | 612.36g
- 27 Oct 2000
- Pearson Education (US)
- Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
- 2nd edition
Back cover copy
Environment and Society, 2/E, covers the connections between a range of easily-recognizable human and environmental issues such as: resource issues and pollution population growth, food, and consumption issues energy and technology issues climate change, uncertain risks, and "megaproblems" sustainability, inequality, and social change environmentalism and environmental movements environmental politics and policy globalization and environmental problems To help readers further understand the effects of the "big issues," Harper includes questions and issues at the end of each chapter that attempt to make "macro-micro"links between large-scale issues and the lives of people. Truly multidisciplinary in approach, Environment and Society, 2/E, offers fascinating insight into important environmental concerns.
Table of contents
I. INTRODUCTION. 1. Environmental Problems and Ecosystems. 2. Human Systems, Environment, and Social Science. II. READING THE EARTH'S VITAL SIGNS. 3. The Resources of the Earth: Sources and Sinks. 4. Global Climate Change, Scientific Uncertainty, and Risk. III. THE HUMAN CAUSES OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS. 5. Population, Environment, and Food. 6. Energy and Society. 7. Alternative Futures: Sustainability, Inequality, and Social Change. IV. TOWARD A SUSTAINABLE WORLD? 8. Transforming Structures: Markets, Politics, and Policy. 9. Environmentalism: Ideology, Action, and Movements. 10. Globalization: Trade, Environment, and the Third Revolution. References. Name Index. Subject Index.