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Earth around Us

Maintaining a Livable Planet

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The Earth around Us: Maintaining a Livable Planet
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Soil contamination - public lands - surface and groundwater pollution...coastal erosion...global warming. Have we reached the limits of the Earth's ability to provide for us? If so, what can we do about it? These questions are addressed in this book, a collection of 31 essays which explore the Earth's history and processes - especially in relation to environmental issues - and how we, as members of a global community, can help maintain a liveable plant.

Table of Contents

Records of time and history; scientific judgements and ethical considerations; resources reconfigured; local manipulations; inventive solutions; whole earth perturbations; global perspectives.
Release date NZ
May 23rd, 2000
Contributor
Edited by Jill S. Schneiderman (Associate Professor of Geology, Vassar College, USA)
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
illustrations facsim., maps
Imprint
W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd
Pages
475
Dimensions
166x241x39
ISBN-13
9780716733973
Product ID
1684988

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