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Understanding Environmental Issues


Edited By: Steve Hinchliffe, Andy Blowers and Joanna Freeland

216 pages, Col photos, illus, figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Dec 2003 | #136651 | ISBN: 0470849983
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Discusses the issues of sea-level change, over-fishing, nuclear waste disposal, and management of biodiversity. Subsequent chapters take the topic of species extinction to introduce the concepts of time/space, values/power/action, and risk/uncertainty.

...great value for money...skilfully and successfully woven together relevant interdisciplinary strands...heartily recommend purchase... (The Holocene, Vol 14(4), 2004) " both thoughtful and thought provoking, providing theoretical debates and empirical case study material " (Progress in Physical Geography, Vol 28, No.4, 2004)


Introducing environmental issues: the environment of an estuary (Andrew Blowers and Sandy Smith). Are too many species going extinct? Environmental change in time and space (Joanna Freeland). Who cares? Values, power and action in environmental contests (Steve Hinchliffe and Chris Belshaw). What to do? How risk and uncertainty affect environmental responses (Nick Bingham and Roger Blackmore).

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