This book reviews the effects of human activity on physical environment processes and justifies it with contributions to the study of the significance of human activity, including those produced up to 1960, those produced between 1960 and 1970, and those produced since 1970.
1. Introduction Atmosphere 2. The Radiation Balance 3. Precipitation 4. Man-Modified Climates Hydrosphere 5. Hydrological Processes 6. Coastal Processes Lithosphere 7. Slopes and Weathering 8. River Channels 9. Permafrost and Ground Ice 10. Subsurface Influences Pedosphere 11. Soil Profile Processes 12. Soil Erosion and Conservation Biosphere 13. Ecosystems and Communities: Patterns and Processes 14. The Conservation of Plants, Animals, and Ecosystems Conclusion 15. A Perspective