Publisher description for The Earth as transformed by human action : global and regional changes in the biosphere over the past 300 years / edited by B.L. Turner II ... [et al.] ; with computer graphics by Montine Jordan.


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'Collectively, this is a superb and comprehensive volume.' Geology Magazine ' ... a landmark study, which will undoubtedly be a valuable reference and source of information for many years to come.' Geophysics ' ... an impressive and highly laudable undertaking by geographers to 'put it all together', that is, to establish a theoretical framework for assessing the environmental changes wrought by modern societies in the past three centuries, and to document these changes in detail. As such, the tome will serve as an indispensable reference and resource on global change. It will be used by all scholars, teachers and students concerned with the increasingly pressing issue of the environment and its management - or mismanagement - by humans everywhere on our planet.' Nature


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Congresses.
Human ecology -- Congresses.
Global environmental change.
Population -- Congresses.