This compendium is the box of essential intellectual tools to understand the greatest challenge of the 21st century: the relationship between human society and the natural world that supports us. Written in a lively way that will attract both the environmental neophyte and the expert, this work appeals not to the lowest common denominator, but to the highest common denominator. No educated person would think of trying to live a productive life without knowing the multiplication table, and no citizen of the 20th century should try to live an environmentally responsible life without the knowledge in this classic work. “- William L. Graf
An essential repository of knowledge to understand the world around us and the sciences that investigate it. No educated person would think of trying to live a productive life without knowing the multiplication table, and no citizen of the 21st century should try to live an environmentally responsible life without the knowledge of this classic work.
Professor William L. Graf, University of South Carolina
Environmental science students who begin their courses in this area of rapid change will consider that this book offers an essential companion, since it offers a broad and up-to-date summary of all the crucial issues and concepts that will need to be. aware
Professor Andrew Goudie, Oxford University
a key text that should be on the introductory reading list for any undergraduate student in environmental science and / or physical geography. It would be of special benefit for students who begin their studies in environmental sciences who have no background in the subject, including graduate students who embark on a master’s course. I will definitely recommend that my students buy a copy