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Natural Resources, Sustainability and Humanity

A Comprehensive View

Editors: Mendonca, Angela, Cunha, Ana, Chakrabarti, Ranjan (Eds.)

  • Global issues like water and food scarcity, natural and environmental hazards, decreasing biodiversity are addressed by cross-disciplinary international experts

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About this book

Shortly, this book is the written up-graded version of the topics discussed during the Small Meeting of the 2nd International School Congress: Natural Resources, Sustainability and Humanity, held in Braga, Portugal, 5-8 May 2010 with the diverse participation of scientists, educators and governmental representatives.

The Earth hosts an immense ecosystem, colonized by millions of species for billions of years but only for a few tens of thousands of years by humans. Environmental history tells though that it was humankind that shaped the environment as no other species. History, geography, religion and politics among other reasons have differentiated populations with respect to access to safe food and water, education, health, and to space and natural resource utilization. The globalization era of trade, information and communication is shortening distances and increasing overall wealth, but, as is pointed out in this book, it is also contributing to the propagation of diseases, and to the modification or even destruction of native ecosystems by exotic invasive species.

Man is the only species that has the perception of its history, evolution, of the consequences of its decisions, and that there is a future ahead. It is also the only species that has the potential to change it. This awareness can be a source of anxiety and contradictory behaviours, but it is also the key to changing attitudes towards the construction of a common sustainable home, by committed education, interdisciplinary approaches, mobilization and empowerment of people and political consonant actions.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • What Does Environmental History Teach?

    Hughes, J. Donald

    Pages 1-15

  • New Orleans: An Environmental History of Disaster

    Hughes, J. Donald

    Pages 17-28

  • Towards a Global History of Environment, Water and Climate

    Chakrabarti, Ranjan

    Pages 29-36

  • The Contribution of the Barcode of Life Initiative to the Discovery and Monitoring of Biodiversity

    Costa, Filipe Oliveira (et al.)

    Pages 37-68

  • Increasing Pressure at the Bottom of the Ocean

    Santos, Ricardo Serrão (et al.)

    Pages 69-81

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eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1321-5
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-1320-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9602-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Natural Resources, Sustainability and Humanity
Book Subtitle
A Comprehensive View
Editors
  • Angela Mendonca
  • Ana Cunha
  • Ranjan Chakrabarti
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1321-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1321-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1320-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9602-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 201
Topics