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Environment and society : a critical introduction / Paul Robbins, John Hintz and Sarah A. Moore.

By: Robbins, Paul, 1967- [Author]Contributor(s): Hintz, John [Author] | Moore, Sarah A [Author]Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: Critical introductions to geography. Wiley-BlackwellPublication details: West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. Edition: 2nd edDescription: x, 336 p. : ill., maps, photos. ; 25 cmISBN: 9781118451564 (pbk.)Subject(s): Environmental sciences -- Social aspects | Environmental protection -- Social aspects | Human ecology | Environmental ethics | Nature -- Effect of human beings on | Pollution -- Environmental aspects | Perrotis College -- General Education programDDC classification: RES 304.2
Partial contents:
1. Introduction: the view from human-made wilderness.
PART 1. APPROACHES AND PERSPECTIVES : 2. Population and scarcity. - 3. Markets and commodities. - 4. Institutions and "the commons". - 5. Environmental ethics. - 6. Risks and hazards. - 7. Political economy. - 8. Social construction of nature.
PART 2. OBJECTS OF CONCERN : 9. Carbon dioxide. - 10. Trees. - 11. Wolves. - 12. Uranium. - 13. Tuna. - 14. Lawns. - 15. Bottled water. - 16. French fries. - 17. E-waste.
Summary: This engaging and innovative introduction to the environment and society uses key theoretical approaches to explore familiar objects. It takes topics such as population and scarcity, commodities, environmental ethics, risks and hazards, and political economy, and then applies these to objects ranging from bottled water and tuna to trees and French fries. The second edition succeeds in maintaining its balance between theory and application, but now also offers a number of enhanced features. Offering insightful and accessible coverage of the key issues in this important field, this book will change the way students think about the relationship between the environment and society today.
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Παράρτημα της Κεντρικής Βιβλιοθήκης στο Κολέγιο Περρωτής.

"George and Charlotte Draper" Information & Media Hub

Παράρτημα της Κεντρικής Βιβλιοθήκης στο Κολέγιο Περρωτής.

Perrotis College - General Education RES 304.2 Rob c.1 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available (Overnight Loan Only) 13024044

Environment & Climate Change (GE) Spring semester

Course Reserves Course Reserves "George and Charlotte Draper" Information & Media Hub

Παράρτημα της Κεντρικής Βιβλιοθήκης στο Κολέγιο Περρωτής.

"George and Charlotte Draper" Information & Media Hub

Παράρτημα της Κεντρικής Βιβλιοθήκης στο Κολέγιο Περρωτής.

Perrotis College - General Education RES 304.2 Rob c.2 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available (Overnight Loan Only) 13024045

Environment & Climate Change (GE) Spring semester

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Includes bibliographical references, glossary, and index.

1. Introduction: the view from human-made wilderness.

PART 1. APPROACHES AND PERSPECTIVES : 2. Population and scarcity. - 3. Markets and commodities. - 4. Institutions and "the commons". - 5. Environmental ethics. - 6. Risks and hazards. - 7. Political economy. - 8. Social construction of nature.

PART 2. OBJECTS OF CONCERN : 9. Carbon dioxide. - 10. Trees. - 11. Wolves. - 12. Uranium. - 13. Tuna. - 14. Lawns. - 15. Bottled water. - 16. French fries. - 17. E-waste.

This engaging and innovative introduction to the environment and society uses key theoretical approaches to explore familiar objects. It takes topics such as population and scarcity, commodities, environmental ethics, risks and hazards, and political economy, and then applies these to objects ranging from bottled water and tuna to trees and French fries. The second edition succeeds in maintaining its balance between theory and application, but now also offers a number of enhanced features. Offering insightful and accessible coverage of the key issues in this important field, this book will change the way students think about the relationship between the environment and society today.

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