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Title:
Understanding environmental issues
Author:
Hinchliffe, Steve, 1955-
Publication Information:
Chichester : Wiley in association with the Open University, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
vii, 179 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780470849989
Format :
Book

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Understanding Environmental Issues asks 'What is meant by the term "environment"?', 'Why are environmental questions so pressing?' and 'How can we make sense of environmental issues?' The book begins with an investigation of an estuary and touches upon 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.

Part of the OU-Wiley Environment Series


Table of Contents

Andrew BlowersAndrew Blowers and Sandy SmithJoanna FreelandSteve Hinchliffe and Chris BelshawNick Bingham and Roger BlackmoreSteve Hinchliffe
Series prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 Introducing environmental issues: the environment of an estuaryp. 3
Chapter 2 Are too many species going extinct? Environmental change in time and spacep. 49
Chapter 3 Who cares? Values, power and action in environmental contestsp. 89
Chapter 4 What to do? How risk and uncertainty affect environmental responsesp. 127
Conclusionp. 165
Acknowledgmentsp. 172
Indexp. 175