Principles of Environmental Sciences

Editors: Boersema, Jan J., Reijnders, Lucas (Eds.)

  • Helps improve the ability to analyze and conceptualize environmental problems in context
  • Features the work of cross-disciplinary experts who illustrate the value and scope of different methods
  • Provides a multi- and interdisciplinary approach
  • Stresses the societal, cultural and historical dimensions of environmental problems
  • Includes many practical examples and case studies which help make this an excellent classroom text
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Principles of Environmental Sciences provides a comprehensive picture of the principles, concepts and methods that are applicable to problems originating from the interaction between the living and non-living environment and mankind. Both the analysis of such problems and the way solutions to environmental problems may work in specific societal contexts are addressed. Disciplinary approaches are discussed but there is a focus on multi- and interdisciplinary methods. A large number of practical examples and case studies are presented. There is special emphasis on modelling and integrated assessment. This book is different because it stresses the societal, cultural and historical dimensions of environmental problems. The main objective is to improve the ability to analyse and conceptualise environmental problems in context and to make readers aware of the value and scope of different methods. The authors contributing to Principles of Environmental Sciences come from several countries and a wide variety of scientific backgrounds in the fields of natural and social sciences, and the humanities. This book will be ideal as a course text for students, and will also be of interest to researchers and consultants in the environmental sciences.

Reviews

From the reviews: "Principles of Environmental Sciences is a departure from the typical environmental sciences book because it builds on the foundation of a good environmental sciences course … . Editors Boersema and Reijnders address several global issues by defining the problem, reviewing methodologies for analysis, and exploring solutions and options. … This excellent work provides material … to an environmental sciences course for majors at the upper-undergraduate or graduate level. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Academic audiences, upper-division undergraduates and above." (D. Ostergren, Choice, Vol. 46 (11), 2009)

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Environmental Sciences, Sustainability, and Quality

    Boersema, Jan J.

    Pages 3-14

  • Biogeochemical Cycles

    Reijnders, Lucas

    Pages 15-17

  • Reconstructing Environmental Changes over the Last 3 Million Years

    Mannion, A. M.

    Pages 19-24

  • Environmental History: Object of Study and Methodology

    Dam, Petra J. E. M. (et al.)

    Pages 25-31

  • Human Environmental History Since the Origin of Agriculture

    Ponting, Clive

    Pages 33-47

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $179.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-9193-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Principles of Environmental Sciences
Editors
  • Jan J. Boersema
  • Lucas Reijnders
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights In India: Ane Books India, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9158-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9158-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9157-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-9193-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 542
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