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March 6, 2011 1577666860 978-1577666868 7
The crucial interdependence between humans and their environment is explored and illuminated in this revealing overview of the major environmental issues facing society in the twenty-first century. With attention to detail and cogent language, the author describes how human health and well-being are inextricably bound up in the web of interrelationships that characterize life on this planet. The presentation combines an overall ecological concern with specific elements related to personal and community health, giving readers a clear sense of how today's environmental issues directly impact their own lives.

New to the seventh edition is a chapter on clean energy alternatives that evaluates the long-term potential of the most promising renewable energy technologies as well as short-term strategies to increase energy efficiency. The discussion of global climate change has been significantly updated to reflect the latest assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change with regard to evidence of global warming, mitigation strategies, and adaptation measures, as well as an up-to-date summary of ongoing international efforts to negotiate binding treaties that would produce meaningful reductions in greenhouse gases.

Our Global Environment is widely praised by students and faculty for its clear, compelling presentation. Abundant photographs and illustrations highlight salient issues and clarify trends, while boxed inserts in every chapter contain timely examples of general concepts presented in the chapters.

An accompanying Study Guide is available separately. Not-for-sale instructor resource material available to college and university faculty only; contact publisher directly.

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Consider these titles of related interest also available from Waveland Press: Cooper-Alley, Air Pollution Control: A Design Approach, Fourth Edition (ISBN 9781577666783) and Cooper et al., Foundations of Environmental Engineering (ISBN 9781577660484).

Product Details

  • Paperback: 534 pages
  • Publisher: Waveland Press, Inc.; 7 edition (March 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1577666860
  • ISBN-13: 978-1577666868
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I can't put it down! June 28, 2000
Anyone who reads this book will find that it is wonderful. I have only read a few chapters of if for a college course that I am taking, and am looking forward to reading more of it. The information included in the text was so easy to grasp and to remember. The author thinks about every little aspect concerning the issue and draws on it clearly so as to make sure that the reader understands each and every issue involved. This surely is a book for anyone who is interested in environmental issues and what causese those issues to come about and how much of an impact that we humans have on the planet.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Environment and a Bit More... July 4, 2006
By M. Soto
This book was a required text for one of my courses. In the past I have not had the best experiences with texts that offer such broad overviews of topics, and as result, I was not looking forward to reading this book. However, I have found the book extremely well written with an abundance of references for additional reading and further research. Every chapter has inserts of up to date events that outline both the environmental and health effects of pollution on world populations. For example the chapter on "Water Pollution" (Ch. 15) at the same time that it identifies the many sources of water pollution it also provides the reader examples of water pollution on health; such as, describing in detail the how and why schistosomiasis infection rates have remained constant for the past 50 years affecting 250 million people globally. If you are interested on a well written introductory book on the environment and health, this is certainly a book to keep in mind.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book February 16, 2005
Broad coverage of important topics in environmental health. Most important of all, it is very easy to read and grasp the points that the author is trying to make. It is comparatively much more readible than many other titles in the subject.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great as textbook January 3, 2010
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This was a recommended textbook for my environmental health class as a public health student. For someone who took this course not because I was extremely interested, but because it was required, this book did a great job of summarizing the consequences of environmental exposure on health while keeping it pretty interesting and without getting bogged down in inconsequential details. I kept it at the end of class and refer to it from time to time.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging read on environmental issues March 19, 2006
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This is a very well organized book that covers the major environmental issues facing our world complete with case study examples to illustrate the points.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it June 22, 2000
By A Customer
I think that this book is very educational and successful in getting the point across to the readers. I would personally reccomend this book to anyone who is interested in evironmental issues because it is very thorough and easy to understand.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 5, 2014
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very professional salor
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4.0 out of 5 stars Informative Text January 1, 2014
By pmk
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Used this book for my Environmental Health class and I found it very helpful and useful even in other courses. The author provides a lot of information that is easy to understand,
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Easy reading but disappointing content
I used this textbook for a college class and found it disappointing. While this book is easy to read, it has much political bias and speculation throughout the book. Read more
Published 6 months ago by BSanborn
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!!!
Book needed for school and it came in good condition and was in good condition just as described. Book needed for school and it came in good condition and was in good condition... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jerimiah S.
2.0 out of 5 stars used book
I ordered a brand new book but instead I received well-preserved used book. I didn't know that until I started reading the chapters inside. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Sylvia
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read
Very informative, good reading. I enjoy the author's style, it is easy to understand and informative. Doesn't feel like a textbook read.
Published 14 months ago by Kristin Jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for understanding the issues that impact our environment
This book has really help me understand global environmental issues that impact our current and future living conditions. Read more
Published on February 11, 2011 by N. Greer-williams
3.0 out of 5 stars Our Global Environment
Overall a good read. It is a good overview of the myriad areas of the field. An easy read with some useful, interesting sidebars which look at the issues more in-depth. Read more
Published on December 24, 2010 by daniel_webster
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Interesting Textbook
This is one of the few textbooks I've ever had that I actually like. The information is presented well and is easy to understand. Read more
Published on September 28, 2010 by DHF
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible Service
Book never arrived and seller never responded to any emails regarding the purchase. Eventually I had to contact Amazon directly and get my money back. Read more
Published on September 13, 2010 by K. Bryant
1.0 out of 5 stars What a mess!
Got the book with half the pages pasted together.
So much water damage that it was black with mold throughout. Read more
Published on January 9, 2010 by Rita Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars a satisfied customer once again
the product description matched exactly what i received in the mail. it was also shipped in a timely manner. Read more
Published on March 8, 2008 by J. Cisneroz
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