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The SAGE Handbook of Environmental Change

Editat de John A. Matthews
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The SAGE Handbook of Environmental Change is an extensive survey of the interdisciplinary science of environmental change, including recent debates on climate change and the full range of other natural and anthropogenic changes affecting the Earth-ocean-atmosphere system in the past, present and future. It examines the historic importance, present status and future prospects of the field over two volumes. With more than 40 chapters, the books situate the defining characteristics and key paradigms within a state-of-the-art review of the field, including its changing nature and diversity of approaches, evidence base, key theoretical arguments, resonances with other disciplines and relationships between theory, research and practice. Opening with a detailed, contextualizing essay by the editors, the work is arranged into six parts: Part One: Approaches to Understanding Environmental Change
Part Two: Evidence of Environmental Change and the Geo-ecological Response
Part Three: Causes, Mechanisms and Dynamics of Environmental Change
Part Four: Key Issues of Human-induced Environmental Changes and Their Impacts
Part Five: Patterns, Processes and Impacts of Environmental Change at the Regional Scale
Part Six: Responses of People to Environmental Change and Implications for Society
Global in its coverage, scientific and theoretical in its approach, the books bring together an international set of respected editors and contributors to provide an exciting, timely addition to the literature on climate change. With the subjects' interdisciplinary framework, this book will appeal to academics, researchers, postgraduates and practitioners in a variety of disciplines including, geography, geology, ecology, environmental science, archaeology, anthropology, politics and sociology.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780857023605
ISBN-10: 0857023608
Pagini: 1056
Dimensiuni: 184 x 246 x 66 mm
Greutate: 0 kg
Ediția: Two-Volume Set
Editura: SAGE Publications
Colecția Sage Publications Ltd
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

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INTRODUCTION
Background to the Science of Environmental Change - John A. Matthews, Patrick J. Bartlein, Keith R. Briffa, Alastair G. Dawson, Anne De Vernal, Tim Denham, Sherilyn C. Fritz and Frank Oldfield
PART ONE: APPROACHES TO UNDERSTANDING ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
Philosophical and Methodological Perspectives on the Science of Environmental Change - Stephan Harrison
Direct Observation and Monitoring of Climate and Related Environmental Change - Keith D. Alverson
Reconstructing and Inferring Past Environmental Change - Frank M. Chambers
Dating Environmental Change and Reconstructing Chronologies - Mike J.C. Walker
Modelling Environmental Change and Developing Future Projections - Reto Knutti
Approaches to Understanding Long-Term Human-Environment Interaction - John A. Dearing
Past, Present and Future
PART TWO:EVIDENCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE AND THE GEO-ECOLOGICAL RESPONSE
Environmental Change in the Geological Record - Jane E. Francis, Alan M. Haywood, Daniel Hill, Paul Marwick and Claire Mcdonald
Evidence of Environmental Change from the Coastal and Marine Realm - Ian D. Goodwin and William R. Howard
Evidence of Environmental Change from the Cryosphere - Shawn Marshall
Evidence of Environmental Change from Terrestrial Palaeohydrology - Wim Hoek
Evidence of Environmental Change from Terrestrial and Freshwater Palaeoecology - Alison J. Smith
Evidence of Environmental Change from Aeolian and Hillslope Sediments and Other Terrestrial Sources - Joseph A. Mason
Environmental Change and Archaeological Evidence - Tim Denham
Evidence of Environmental Change from Annually-Resolved Proxies With Particular Reference to Dendroclimatology and the Last Millennium - Eugene R. Wahl and David Frank
Early-Instrumental and Documentary Evidence of Environmental Change - Cary J. Mock
PART THREE:CAUSES, MECHANISMS AND DYNAMICS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
Plate Tectonics, Continental Drift, Vulcanism and Mountain Building - Paul Bishop
Extraterrestrial Causes of Environmental Catastrophes - Elisabetta Pierazzo and H. Jay Melosh
Astronomical Theory and Orbital Forcing - André Berger
Millennial-Scale Climatic Events during the Last Glacial Episode - Siwan M. Davies and Anders Svensson
Solar and Volcanic Forcing of Decadal- to Millennial-Scale Climatic Variations - Raimund Muscheler and Eric Fischer
Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions on Interannual to Decadal Timescales - Mathias Vuille and René D. Garreaud
Responses of Biogeochemical Cycles in the Sea to Environmental Change - Thomas F. Pedersen and Rainer Zahn
Anthropogenic Drivers of Environmental Change - Jemma L. Gornall, andrew J. Wiltshire and Richard A. Betts
PART FOUR:KEY ISSUES OF HUMAN-INDUCED ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES AND THEIR IMPACTS
Monitoring of Global Land-Cover - Sietse O. Los and Jamie Williams
Human Impacts on Terrestrial Biota and Ecosystems - Craig Miller and Iain Gordon
Human Impacts on Lacustrine Ecosystems - Richard W. Battarbee, Helen Bennion, Peter Gell and Neil Rose
Human Impacts on Coastal and Marine Geo-Ecosystems - Ben Daley
Human Impacts on the Atmosphere - Kevin J. Noone
PART FIVE: PATTERNS, PROCESSES AND IMPACTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE AT THE REGIONAL SCALE
Environmental Change in the Humid Tropics and Monsoonal Regions - Mark Bush and Will D. Gosling
Environmental Change in the Arid and Semi-Arid Regions - Yang Xiaoping
Environmental Change in the Mediterranean Region - Mira Bar-Matthews
Environmental Change in the Temperate Forested Regions - Matt Mcglone, Jamie Wood and Patrick J. Bartlein
Environmental Change in the Temperate Grasslands and Steppe - Pavel E. Tarasov, John W. Williams, Jed O. Kaplan, Hermann Österle, Tatiana V. Kuznetsova and Mayke Wagner
Environmental Change in the Arctic and Antarctic - Marianne S.V. Douglas
Environmental Change in Mountain Regions - Martin Beniston
Environmental Change in Coastal Areas and Islands - Patrick Nunn
PART SIX: RESPONSES OF PEOPLE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE AND IMPLICATIONS FOR SOCIETY
Testing the Role of Climate Change in Human Evolution - S.P.E. Blockley, I. Candy and S.M. Blockley
The Origins and Spread of Early Agriculture and Domestication - Deborah Pearsall and Peter W. Stahl
Environmental and Cultural Considerations
Complexity, Causality and Collapse - Georgina Endfield
Social Discontinuity in History and Prehistory
Vulnerability and Resilience of Contemporary Societies to Environmental Change - Donald R. Nelson
Disease, Human and Animal Health, and Environmental Change - Matthew Baylis and Andrew P. Morse
Policy and Management Options for the Mitigation of Environmental Change - Katie Moon and Chris Cocklin
Socio-Economic Adaptation to Environmental Change - Chris J. Barrow
Towards Sustainable Development