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Environmental Science for Environmental Management

2nd Edition

By Timothy O'Riordan

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538 pages

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Environmental Science for Environmental Management has quickly established itself as the leading introduction to environmental science, demonstrating how a more environmental science can create an effective approach to environmental management on different spatial scales. Since publication of the first edition, environmentalism has become an increasing concern on the global political agenda. Following the Rio Conference and meetings on population, social justice, women, urban settlement and oceans, civil society has increasingly promoted the cause of a more radical agenda, ranging from rights to know, fair trade, social empowerment, social justice and civil rights for the oppressed, as well as novel forms of accounting and auditing.

This new edition is set in the context of a changing environmentalism and a challenged science. It builds on the popularity and applicability of the first edition and has been fully revised and updated by the existing writing team from the internationally renowned School of Environmental Science at the University of East Anglia.

Environmental Science for Environmental Management is an essential text for for undergraduate students of environmental science, environmental management, planning and geography. It is invaluable supplementary reading for environmental biology and environmental chemistry courses, as well as for engineering, economics and business studies.

Table of Contents

1. Environmental sciences and sustainable development.

2. The global environmental debate.

3. Environmental politics and policy processes.

4. Environmental economics in environmental management.

5. Biodiversity and ethics.

6. Population, vulnerability and criticality.

7. The global warming debate .

8. Coastal management.

9. River processes and management .

10. Managing the oceans.

11. GIS in environmental science.

12. Soil erosion and land degradation.

13. Groundwater pollution and protection.

14. Marine and estuarine pollution.

15. Urban air pollution and public health.

16. Environmental risk management.

17. Energy politics.

18. Preventing disease.

19. Managing the global commons

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI030000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOC015000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
TEC005000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General