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The Anthropocene : 101 questions and answers for understanding the human impact on the global environment / B.L. Turner II.

Author/creator Turner, B. L. (Billie Lee), 1945- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Newcastle upon Tyne : Agenda Publishing, 2023.
Copyright Notice ©2023
Descriptionxvi, 382 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents Section 1. The Anthropocene and the Earth system: foundational concepts -- Section II. The emergence of the Anthropocene -- Section III. Human changes to the land surface/lithosphere -- Section IV. Human changes to the hydrosphere -- Section V. Human changes to the atmosphere -- Section VI. Human changes to life in the biosphere -- Section VII. The human causes of the Anthropocene -- Section VIII. Understanding our relationship with nature -- Section IX. Sustainability in the Anthropocene.
Subject "The Anthropocene is an authoritative desk-top reference work for students of geography, the environment and sustainability. Through a series of 101 interconnected questions and answers spanning ten thematic sections, the book provides a comprehensive survey of humankind's impact on the global environment from the Late Stone Age to the present day. Unrivalled in scope, the book distills the latest research findings and scholarship across a remarkable range of topics concerning the evolving human-environment relationship. These include the broad history of human-induced changes in the environmental conditions of the planet; the major human impacts on the Earth and their consequences; and the different causes and rationales applied to understanding these environmental changes. All questions are answered succinctly and rigorously and draw on a wealth of contemporary evidence and scientific theories. The book is colour illustrated throughout, answers are fully cross-referenced and further readings are suggested for those wishing to delve deeper. For anyone seeking to understand the human-induced changes to our planet and the challenges these pose for sustainability, this book is an invaluable resource. It provides a masterly presentation of the human footprint on the Earth system."-- Page 4 of cover.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN9781788215114 (paperback)
ISBN1788215117 (paperback)

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