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Author Aplin, Graeme.

Title Global environmental crises : an Australian perspective / Graeme Aplin ... [and others]
Edition Second edition
Published Melbourne, Australia ; New York : Oxford University Press, [1999]
©1999

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 MELB  363.7 Apl/Gec 1999  AVAILABLE
 W'BOOL  363.7 Apl/Gec 1999  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 392 pages : illustrations(some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Acronyms and Abbreviations -- Units of Measurement -- 1. Global Crises--An Introduction -- 1.1. Earth Systems -- 1.2. An Australian Perspective -- 1.3. Planet Earth -- 1.4. Biogeochemical Cycles and Biophysical Systems -- 1.5. Human Activities and Societies -- 1.6. Sustainable Development -- 1.7. Conclusion -- 2. Population and Environment -- 2.1. Problems of Studying Population--Environment Linkages -- 2.2. World Population Growth and Environmental Change -- 2.3. Three Conflicting Views on Population Growth and the Environment -- 2.4. Population and World Food Supply -- 2.5. Population Impacts on the Environment -- 2.6. The Re-emergence of Infectious Disease--An Example of Population-Environment Interactions -- 2.7. The Need for a Balanced View -- 3. Food, Fibre and Land -- 3.1. Introduction -- 3.2. Origins and Impacts of Agriculture -- 3.3. Land Degradation -- 3.4. Future Directions -- 3.5. Conclusion -- 4. Water Resource Management: an Inevitable Global Crisis? -- 4.1. Introduction -- 4.2. Water and Development -- 4.3. Global Water Resources -- 4.4. Global Water Use -- 4.5. Water Quality Problems -- 4.6. Water Management on the International Stage -- 4.7. Water Resource Management in Australia -- 5. Forests -- 5.1. The World's Forests -- 5.2. Dimensions of Deforestation -- 5.3. Consequences of Deforestation -- 5.4. Causes of Deforestation -- 5.5. Forests and the Future -- 6. The Global Atmosphere -- 6.1. Introduction -- 6.2. Ozone Depletion -- 6.3. The Enhanced Greenhouse Effect -- 6.4. Consequences of the Greenhouse Effect -- 6.5. Predicting Greenhouse Changes -- 6.6. Responses -- 6.7. Planning for the Greenhouse Effect -- 6.8. Summary -- 7. Urban Environments -- 7.1. Urban Growth and Urbanisation -- 7.2. Framework for Analysing Impacts -- 7.3. The Urban System: Inputs and Outputs -- 7.4. Cities and the Biophysical Environment -- 7.5. Air and Water Quality -- 7.6. Challenges and Solutions -- 7.7. Conclusion -- 8. International Cooperation -- 8.1. Global Commons and the Need for Cooperation -- 8.2. International Cooperation and the Earth Summit (UNCED) -- 8.3. International Agreements on Population -- 8.4. International Agreements on Desertification -- 8.5. Water Resources -- 8.6. Biodiversity and Forests -- 8.7. The Atmosphere -- 8.8. Urban Environments -- 8.9. Conclusion -- 9. The Way Ahead -- 9.1. Some Key Themes Revisited -- 9.2. International Trade and Finance -- 9.3. Resource Use and Management -- 9.4. Science and Technology -- 9.5. Sustainable Development -- 9.6. Environmental Integrity and Development for All? -- Glossary -- Index
Summary "This second edition of Global Environmental Crises: an Australian Perspective explores the pressing environmental problems facing the Earth from an Australian viewpoint. Case studies dealing with population and health, land, water, forests, the atmosphere, and cities illustrate a number of fundamental themes relevant to all such crises. The book includes contributions from three additional authors, updates and expands the coverage of global environmental crises, with new material on population, water, and international cooperation. It is written for all students and teachers of environmental studies and science, and for practitioners in environmental fields."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Agricultural chemicals
Australia overseas comparisons
Biodiversity
Cities and towns
Environmental impact
Forests
Greenhouse effect
International cooperation
Land degradation
Natural resource management
Natural resources
Pollution
Population
Sustainable development
Water resources
Notes Previous ed. : 1995
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Tertiary students
Subject Environmental sciences.
Environmental protection -- Australia.
Environmental protection.
Environmental sciences.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Australia.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Author Aplin, Graeme.
LC no. 98199809
ISBN 0195508270