• Describes six universal stages of environmental trauma
• Covers a variety of environmental changes
• Details the impact of humans on each of the elements
• Explores the political agendas surrounding environmental issues
• Contributors from across disciplines, including geology, biology, hydrology and climatology
• A list of reasons why environmental change is inevitable
• An exploration of psychological disorders and physical illnesses triggered by disasters
"The overall message of this timely book can be succinctly summed up as 'change is inevitable; we must plan for it and manage. . . .' Summing up: recommended."
The environment is changing, evidenced by recent tsunamis, earthquakes and floods. Additionally, catastrophic oil spills, exploitation of resources, and overpopulation place the earth at even greater risk for calamity. This book provides strategies for coping with the various and constant environmental shifts, and for responsibly managing the inevitable changes.