Environmental Issues Surrounding Human Overpopulation

Author: Singh, Rajeev Pratap
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522516840
Size: 29.41 MB
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Environmental Issues Surrounding Human Overpopulation. There are many factors to be considered when examining the current state of environmental problems in the modern world. By addressing these causes, the preservation of ecosystems and environmental resources can be maintained. Environmental Issues Surrounding Human Overpopulation is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the depletion of natural resources due to overpopulation and presents insights on how these environmental threats can be addressed. Highlighting technological, economic, and social perspectives, this book is ideally designed for policymakers, researchers, academics, students, and practitioners interested in better understanding the current state of the global environment.

Social Psychology And Human Nature Comprehensive Edition

Author: Roy F. Baumeister
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495601330
Size: 46.39 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Social Psychology And Human Nature Comprehensive Edition. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN NATURE, 2ND EDITION offers a remarkably fresh and compelling exploration of the fascinating field of social psychology. Respected researchers, teachers, and authors Roy Baumeister and Brad Bushman give students integrated and accessible insight into the ways that nature, the social environment, and culture interact to influence social behavior. While giving essential insight to the power of situations, the text’s contemporary approach also emphasizes the role of human nature, viewing people as highly complex, exquisitely designed, and variously inclined cultural animals who respond to myriad situations. With strong visual appeal, an engaging writing style, and the best of classic and current research, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN NATURE helps students make sense of the sometimes baffling but always interesting diversity of human behavior. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Author: Elizabet Kolbert
Publisher: Nash Format (PublishDrive)
ISBN: 6177388035
Size: 57.82 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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. Під час роботи над книгою авторка побувала майже на всіх континентах, відвідала наукові бази в тропіках Амазонії і на островах Великого бар’єрного рифу, спілкувалася з сотнями людей. Колберт шукає відповідь на питання, що станеться, якщо темпи вимирання прискоряться. Ця книга — не наукова праця. Вона — швидше велетенська стаття для природничого журналу зі світовим ім’ям, яку ми маємо можливість читати українською. Елізабет Колберт у своїй книзі нікого не повчає. Зрештою, навіть не попереджає про наслідки нашого бездумного користування планетою. Вона — майстерна і досвідчена репортерка, яка простими словами розповідає про складні речі, від котрих залежить майбутнє нашої планети і, зрештою, людської цивілізації загалом.

The David Suzuki Reader

Author: David Suzuki
Publisher: Greystone Books
ISBN: 1771640286
Size: 19.96 MB
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The David Suzuki Reader. In this revised and expanded edition of his collected writings, David Suzuki continues to explore the themes that have informed his work for more than four decades — the interconnectedness of all things, our misguided elevation of economics above all else, the urgent need to deal with climate change — but with an increased emphasis on solutions to the myriad problems we face, his inspiring vision for the future, and the legacy he hopes to leave behind. There is also more emphasis on the personal, as he recounts episodes from his childhood and early adulthood and speaks eloquently about old age, death, and the abiding role of nature and family in his life. Written with clarity, passion, and wisdom, this book is essential for anyone who is an admirer of David Suzuki, who wants to understand what science can and can’t do, or who wants to make a difference.

All Our People

Author: Klaus M. Leisinger
Publisher: Island Pr
ISBN:
Size: 32.40 MB
Format: PDF
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All Our People. Environmental degradation is due to the resource over-consumption of the wealthiest billion people (15% of world population). Changes in the consumption patterns of the wealthy would have greater impact on sustainable development than lower birth rates in the poorest countries. Human development means satisfaction of survival needs of all society, greater availability of goods and services and increased economic productivity, peace, respect for human rights, preservation of human dignity, and the greatest possible participation of all social classes and particularly women in all phases of decision making about social and economic functions. Increased productivity and financial capacity may not lead to a better standard of living for the poorest people in developing countries. A promising development approach is to emphasize the evolution of traditional sectors with intermediate technologies that build local communities. The application of human values to development determines success. Social modernization is based on collectivity, security, and cooperation and has political, socioeconomic, and emotional dimensions. The desirable outcome is economic, social, political, and ecological change that reduces poverty, injustice, inequality, and human suffering and a sustainable increase in the quality of life. This volume provides a summary of population growth statistics and regional distribution of population, a discussion of religious, sociocultural, and socioeconomic determinants of high fertility, an analysis of the effects of rapid population growth, a summary of demographic transition theory and a model for developing countries, and requirements for an ethically acceptable population policy. The rate of growth of 95 million people per year is unacceptable. Total population exceeds 5.6 billion. 9 out of 10 children are born in poor countries. Human development is jeopardized by rapid growth. Human deprivation has increased. Population policy with a human face will reduce child mortality through satisfaction of basic needs, will provide equal rights and opportunities for women, will not use the end to justify the means, and will engage the collective action of all countries.

Unwelcome Strangers

Author: David M. Reimers
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231109574
Size: 36.80 MB
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Unwelcome Strangers. After decades of liberal policies that welcomed ever greater numbers of immigrants, America is seeing a surge in anti-immigration sentiment. In Unwelcome Strangers, David M. Reimers enters into the emotionally charged immigration debate, looking at all sides of the argument. Who are the nativists, and are any of their views legitimate? This balanced investigation traces the history of American attitudes toward immigration and offers a new perspective on the current crisis. The core of this book covers the heated arguments of the anti-immigration forces, from environmental groups that warn against the consequences of overpopulation, to concerns that immigrants take jobs away from Americans, to assimilationist fears that newcomers - especially from Latin America and Asia - threaten American culture. Reimers sees potential solutions in English language instruction for newcomers, greater accountability of sponsors, and government intervention to counterbalance the negative economic impact some immigrants have on poor communities.

Horticulture Plants For People And Places Volume 2

Author: Geoffrey R. Dixon
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9401785813
Size: 46.28 MB
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Horticulture Plants For People And Places Volume 2. This Trilogy explains “What is Horticulture?”. Volume two of Horticulture: Plants for People and Places analyses in depth the scientific, managerial and ecological concepts which underpin Environmental Horticulture. Chapters describe: Horticulture and the Environment, Woody Ornamentals, Herbs and Pharmaceuticals, Urban Greening, Rural Trees, Urban Trees, Turfgrass Science, Interior and External Landscaping, Biodiversity, Climate Change and Organic Production. Each is written by leading international experts. Sustainable use of resources and careful conservation are critically essential for the continuation of life on this Planet. Achieving this is where horticulture, natural flora and fauna and the environment interact in achieving sustainable development. Horticulture is the fundamental partner of ecological and environmental science and provides an understanding of eco-system services. Live plant networks are essential for rural and urban life. They are integral parts of natural communities, the context of historic and modern architecture and a means for rejuvenating cities and uniting communities. Plants provide urban, peri-urban and rural employment, business and tourism opportunities, leisure, rest and relaxation. These facets of Environmental Horticulture are clearly described in this book.