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Author Aplin, Graeme.

Title Australians and their environment : an introduction to environmental studies / Graeme Aplin
Published Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1998


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Description xvi, 536 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Natural Cycles and Biogeochemical Processes -- 3. Ecological Concepts and Relationships -- 4. Economic Imperative -- 5. Evolving Values, Attitudes and Social Pressures in Australia -- 6. Politics, Governments and Bureaucratic Structures -- 7. Planning and Management Systems and Techniques -- 8. Traditional Aboriginal Resource Use and Management -- 9. Biodiversity, Park Management and Tourism -- 10. Natural Resource Management: Forestry, Fishing and Mining -- 11. Agriculture, Pastoralism and the Australian Environment -- 12. Energy, Transport and Atmospheric Pollution -- 13. Water: Rivers, Wetlands and Coasts -- 14. Planning, Waste Management and the Urban Environment -- 15. Trends and Prospects: Local, National and International
Summary Australians and Their Environment introduces the broad and complex field of environmental studies in an Australian context. Emphasizing the need to include a wide range of perspectives, the book integrates varied approaches to environmental studies, from philosophy and ethics, through the social science and economics, to the biophysical and physical sciences. The book begins with a discussion of concepts central to environmental understanding, debate , and decision making and then applies these concepts to current environmental topics. Chapters cover: natural cycles and biogeochemical processes; ecological concepts and relationships; economics and resource concepts; values and attitudes; politics and bureaucratic structures; planning and management techniques; Aboriginal resource use and management; biodiversity and reserves; forestry; fishing; mining; agriculture; energy and transport; water; and waste management and the urban environment
Analysis Biodiversity
Natural resource management
Natural resources
Secondary education
Notes Reprinted 1999
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 527) and index
Audience Undergraduate students
Subject Conservation of natural resources -- Study and teaching -- Australia.
Environmental education -- Australia.
Environmental policy -- Australia.
Environmental protection -- Study and teaching -- Australia.
Australia -- Environmental conditions.
LC no. 98207515
ISBN 0195539605 (paperback)