"Understanding Environmental Issues will stimulate severe pondering and debate concerning the inextricable hyperlinks among the actual and socio-political determinants of our planet's future."
―Julian Agyeman, Tufts University
"In an international the place concrete environmental platforms are in a country of switch while our understandings of those platforms are in upheaval, instructing environmental concerns has turn into most unlikely with no significant integration of earth platforms and political-economic relationships. Buckingham, Turner, and their collaborators accomplish this tremendous tricky job and make a variety of advanced and iterative synergies transparent, rapid, and compelling: hydrology and water rights; agronomy and land regulate; carbon loading and carbon buying and selling; platforms of flows and structures of which means. an amazing educating text."
―Paul Robbins, University of Arizona
There is now an unheard of curiosity in, and difficulty approximately, environmental difficulties. Understanding Environmental Issues explains the technology at the back of those difficulties, in addition to the industrial, political, social, and cultural components which produce and reproduce them.
- Explains, essentially and concisely, the technological know-how and social technology essential to comprehend environmental concerns, utilizing studying results, textual content packing containers, tables and figures all through to make advanced rules available and relevant.
- Describes in part one the philosophies, values, politics, and applied sciences which give a contribution to the creation of environmental issues.
- Uses circumstances in part two on weather switch, waste, meals, and average risks to supply specific representation and exemplification of the tips defined in part one. the belief, a case examine of Mexico urban, attracts jointly the main themes.
Intended Audience: shiny, available and pedagogically informed, knowing Environmental Issues might be a key source for undergraduate and taught postgraduate scholars in Geography, setting, and Ecology; in addition to scholars of the social sciences with an curiosity in environmental issues.
"The enviornment of environmental matters is a minefield for undergraduate scholars looking readability approximately key difficulties and strategies. this can be the place Understanding Environmental Issues will play an enormous function, offering a stimulating advisor throughout the wealth of fabric and intricate rules. particularly the unification of social and actual technology within the case reports presents a holistic method of the topic that's crucial for college kids and a fresh innovation for environmental textbooks."
―Anna R. Davies, Trinity university, college of Dublin
"...provides a superb starting place for constructing severe puzzling over modern environmental matters and the ways that those are debated, represented and controlled. The e-book may still in attaining its target of stimulating scholars to have interaction with how principles of sustainability and environmental justice could be utilized either in coverage and in functional action."
―Gordon Walker, Lancaster setting Centre, Lancaster college
"Straight out of Uxbridge whatever precise emerged from the bleak atmosphere of Brunel college, a concrete jungle within the London suburbs, within the Nineties - a passionate, dedicated workforce of geographers and geologists with a dedication to leading edge pedagogy, to the applying of information, and to tackling the large environmental problems with the day. This publication, written via a Brunel college crew that comes with at the least media stars, indicates that realizing the surroundings should still contain engagement, and achieving out past the campus. It additionally tackles the massive problems with the day, and the way we worth them and procedure them as students, electorate and activists. an invaluable set of thematic chapters introduce scholars to key environmental matters - the meals and waste streams, weather switch, normal risks, and concrete environments. hugely recommended."
―Simon P. J. Batterbury, University of Melbourne and college of Oxford
"The book's strengths are to do with the pedagogic backgrounds and dedication of the authors and the unfold of workmanship published. I do like part 1 the place the various significant rules and ideas are explored through part 2 the place case stories are written via partnerships of scientists and social scientists. The case experiences supplied are of globally environmental value and the ultimate bankruptcy on Mexico urban touches on the various suggestions and situations written approximately previous within the textual content. A key target was once to stimulate curiosity and motion via the readers - i believe it is going to in achieving that and never only for an undergraduate viewers. i discovered it used to be written and illustrated in an obtainable method. hugely recommended."
―Ashley Kent, Institute of schooling collage of London