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Human Impact on the Environment: An Illustrated World Atlas

  • An atlas with 65 maps showing the global distribution of different human activities
  • A highly informative publication with summaries of 53 human activities on the natural environment
  • A book with 300 photos from 70 countries showing specific examples of human impacts on the environment
  • Examines some of the controversies associated with environmental management

By: Sergey Govorushko (Author)

367 pages, 300 photos, 65 maps, 150 colour tables


Hardback | Mar 2016 | #231708 | ISBN-13: 9783319249551
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Human Impact on the Environment: An Illustrated World Atlas presents a collection of geographical maps showing human impact on the environment. A wide variety of human impacts are discussed, ranging from the energy, mining, transport and agricultural industries as well as less visible impacts such as those of space exploration. This book is a highly illustrated atlas with 300 photos from 70 countries. Each map is accompanied by a short description of each human impact and its effect on the specific natural environment.


- Electric power industry
- Hydropower structures
- Thermal power structures
- Nuclear power plants
- Non-traditional or alternative power structures
- Solar power structures
- Wind power structures
- Geothermal power structures
- Use of ocean energy
- Tidal power stations
- Wave power structures
- Use of osmotic energy
- Use of energy of ocean currents
- Use of temperature drop
- Electricity production from biomass
- Industry
- Chemical industry
- Petrochemical industry
- Mining and chemical industry
- Other chemical industries
- Metallurgy
- Iron and steel manufacturing
- Non-ferrous metal manufacturing
- Mechanical engineering
- Building materials industry
- Woodworking industry
- Wood pulp and paper industry
- Light industry
- Food processing industry
- Mining and mineral processing
- Opencast mines
- Underground mines
- Drag and hydraulic extraction of deposits
- In situ and heap leaching
- Land oil and gas development
- Sea bottom oil and gas development
- Agriculture and forestry
- Agriculture
- Plant growing
- Animal husbandry
- Stall feed
- Livestock grazing
- Forestry
- Timber processing
- Timber rafting
- Reforestation and plantation development
- Transport
- Automobile transport
- Railway transport
- Pipeline transport
- Air transport
- Water transport
- Sea transport
- River transport
- Other kinds of activity
- Fisheries
- Aquaculture
- Hunting
- Introductions
- Water transfers
- Housing and communal services
- Power transmission and communication lines
- Recreational activity
- Sports activity
- Military activity
- Space exploration
- Health and veterinary services
- Ritual activity

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Sergey Govorushko is a chief research scholar at the Pacific Geographical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences. He is also Professor at the Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok). Sergey Govorushko received his PhD from the Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences. His research activities focus on the interaction between humanity and the environment, including the impact of nature on humanity; the impact of humanity on the environment; and assessment of the interaction (environmental impact assessment, environmental audit, etc.). He has authored nine and co-authored fourteen monographs.

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