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Sustainable Development in Changing Complex Earth Systems

Authors: Kerényi, Attila, McIntosh, Richard William

  • Discusses the complex effects of human activities on the earth system
  • Offers case studies that address the structure and operation of the complex earth system
  • Evaluates the necessary changes for sustainable development in a global society
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About this book

This book applies system theory to analyze the operation and structure of the complex earth surface system, including the interactions between society and nature that cause environmental degradation and threats to human populations. The possible ways to harmonize the operation of a global society as a complex system using the United Nation sustainable development goals are investigated, as well as the major efforts currently implemented to achieve this objective and why many are unsuccessful. Readers will learn this material through case studies that assess the essential conditions required to occupy a planet sustainably, and examine the complex interactions between society and nature in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and outer layers of the lithosphere. The book is written for undergraduate students in geography, earth sciences, environmental sciences, and ecology, and will also appeal to environmental agency employees, nature protection representatives, teachers, and researchers. 

About the authors

Dr. Attila Kerényi is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Landscape Protection and Environmental Geography at the University of Debrecen. He has over 150 publications in peer reviewed journals, and his main research interests include geomorphology, soil erosion processes, and environmental and landscape protection. 
Dr. Richard William McIntosh is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mineralogy and Geology at the University of Debrecen. His research interests include structural geology, geological mapping, and sustainable geothermal energy. 


Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: September 22, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-21645-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: August 25, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-21644-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Development in Changing Complex Earth Systems
Authors
Series Title
Sustainable Development Goals Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-21645-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-21645-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-21644-3
Series ISSN
2523-3084
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 292
Number of Illustrations
79 b/w illustrations, 63 illustrations in colour
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