Environment and Society Human Perspectives on Environmental Issues

ISBN-10: 0132403560

ISBN-13: 9780132403566

Edition: 4th 2008

List price: $101.20
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This integrative book about human-environment relations connects many issues about human societies, ecological systems, and environments with data and perspectives from different fields of study. While the viewpoint is primarily sociological, coverage is specifically designed to relate to a diverse audience.
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List price: $101.20
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/11/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Charles Harper is a professor of sociology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. As a member of the faculty there since 1968, he has developed and taught numerous courses in the sociology department. Dr. Harper's teaching and scholarly interests inolve the study of social change, globalization, the sociology of religion, social theory, and environmental sociology. He has published papers in a variety of academic journals.Along with Environment and Society, Dr. Harper is the author of two other textbooks. Co-authored with Kevin Leicht, his book Exploring Social Change: America and the World (Prentice Hall, 2007) is now in its Fifth Edition. Another book, Food, Society, and Environment (Prentice Hall, 2003) was co-authored with Bryan F. LeBeau. .As an undergraduate, Dr. Harper studied biology and the natural sciences. He received a bachelor's degree from Central Missouri State University, a Master's degree in sociology from the University of Missouri, and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.He and his wife, Anne, live close to Creighton's campus near a "clan" of adult children, stepchildren, and grandchildren. He also enjoys traveling, bicycling, and reading.

Environment, Human Systems, And Social Science
Environments and Ecosystems Sociocultural Systems
Ecosystem and Sociocultural Evolution
Human Ecology Environmental Social Sciences
Conclusion: Environment, Ecosystems, and Human Systems
Personal Connections
Humans and The Resources of the Earth Sources and Sinks
Land and Soil Water Resources
Biodiversity and Forests Wastes and Pollution Conclusion
Resources of the Earth Personal connections
Global Climate Change
Ozone Depletion and Ultraviolet Radiation Turning Up the Heat: Global Warming Do we know enough to act?
Personal Connections
Energy and Society
A Historical Detour: Recent Energy Crises Energy Problems: Environmental and Social
The Energetics of Human Societies
The Present Energy System and its Alternatives
In Summary: Energy and the Risks We Take Personal Connections
Population, Environment, And Food 224
The Dynamics of Population Change
How serious is the problem of population growth?
Making Sense out of this Controversy Population, Food, and Hunger Feeding eight billion people in the next 50 years?
Stabilizing World Population: Policy Options Conclusion Personal Connections
Globalization, Growth, And Sustainability 288
Globalization Sustainability Growth and Sustainability: Two Perspectives Sustainable Societies?
Transformations and Sustainability
Social Change Conclusion
A Transformation to Sustainability?
Personal Connections
Transforming Structures: Markets and Politics
Markets Politics and Policy Possible Levers for Progress
The Global Political-Economy and the Environment Conclusion Personal Connections
Environmentalism: Ideiology and Collective Actions
American Environmentalism
Global Environmentalism
Environmentalism and Change Environmentalism: How Successful?
In conclusion Personal Connections
References
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