Encyclopedia of Environment and Society by Paul Robbins
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Encyclopedia of Environment and Society
By Paul Robbins

Encyclopedia of Environment and Society

Edited by See other recent books by Paul Robbins
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $908.00
Your Price: $817.20 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $90.80! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $40.86 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Encyclopedia of Environment and Society by Paul Robbins

Book Description

Where does the environment leave off and society begin? When expanding production and consumption drives greenhouse gas emissions that warm the planet, which in turn influence the conditions of economic expansion, it is unclear where the climate ends and the economy begins. This fact is not new to our era, however, our social and natural sciences have only recently come to grips with the incredible complexity of the world described by understanding the environment and society as being of a piece. As a result, in the last decade there has been an unprecedented explosion of new concepts, theories, facts, and techniques that follow from such an understanding. The Encyclopedia of Environment and Society brings together multiplying issues, concepts, theories, examples, problems, and policies, with the goal of clearly explicating an emerging way of thinking about people and nature. With more than 1,200 entries written by experts from incredibly diverse fields, this innovative resource is a first step toward diving into the deep pool of emerging knowledge. The four volumes of this Encyclopedia represent more than a catalogue of terms. Rather they capture the spirit of the moment, a fascinating time when global warming and genetic engineering represent only two of the most obvious examples of socio-environmental issues. Key Features - Examines many new ideas about how the world works, what creates the daunting problems of our time, and how such issues might be addressed, whether by regulation, markets, or new ethics - Demonstrates how theories of environmental management based on market efficiency may not be easily reconciled with those that focus on population, and both may certainly diverge from those centering on ethics, justice, or labor - Offers contributions from experts in their fields of specialty including geographers, political scientists, chemists, anthropologists, medical practitioners, development experts, and sociologists, among many others - Explores the emerging socio-environmental problems that we face in the next century as well as the shifting and expanding theoretical tools available for tackling these problems - Covers regions of North America in greater detail but also provides a comprehensive picture that approaches, as effectively as possible, a cohesive global vision Key Themes - Agriculture - Animals - Biology and Chemistry - Climate - Conservation and Ecology - Countries - Geography - History - Movements and Regulations - Organizations - People - Politics - Pollution - Society Packed with essential and up-to-date information on the state of the global socio-environment, the Encyclopedia of Environment and Society is a time capsule of its historic moment, and a record of where we stand at the start of the 21st century, making it a must-have resource for any library. These inspiring volumes provide an opportunity for more new ways of thinking, behaving, and living in a more-than-human world.

Buy Encyclopedia of Environment and Society book by Paul Robbins from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781412927611
ISBN-10: 1412927617
Format: Hardback
(280mm x 216mm x 190mm)
Pages: 2736
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Paul Robbins

Environment and Society by Paul Robbins Environment and Society, Paperback (January 2014)

Students and instructors alike have hugely appreciated the innovative and engaging approach that the first edition of Environment and Society brought to the study of contemporary environmental challenges.

Political Ecology by Paul Robbins Political Ecology, Paperback (December 2011)

Political ecology is a field that seeks to make sustainable outcomes more possible and imaginable, but also to critique and undermine the foundations of environmental injustice and destruction.

Green Ethics and Philosophy by Paul Robbins Green Ethics and Philosophy, Hardback (August 2011)

This volume includes topics from the Hannover Principle to green eco-feminism, responsible eco-tourism, corporate values and sustainability, and more, explained by respected experts in the field.

» View all books by Paul Robbins


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Encyclopedia of Environment and Society book by Paul Robbins and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Paul Robbins

Paul Robbins is professor of Geography at the University of Arizona and is known for his interdisciplinary views of how geography interrelates with other disciplines. He has written and edited several books including the best selling textbook "Political Ecology: A Critical Introduction" (Blackwell 2004) and the recent "Lawn People: How Grasses Weeds and Chemicals Make Us Who We Are" (Temple University Press 2007).

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Paul Robbins close
Milkman Story by Paul Robbins
Environment and Society by Paul Robbins
Political Ecology by Paul Robbins
Green Ethics and Philosophy by Paul Robbins
Green Issues and Debates by Paul Robbins
Green Health by Paul Robbins
Green Technology by Paul Robbins
Green Culture by Paul Robbins
Green Education by Paul Robbins
Complete Green Series Bundle by Paul Robbins
Green Politics by Paul Robbins
Green Cities by Paul Robbins
Green Energy by Paul Robbins
Green Business by Paul Robbins
Green Food by Paul Robbins
Green Consumerism by Paul Robbins
Global Political Ecology by Paul Robbins
Global Political Ecology by Paul Robbins
Environment and Society by Paul Robbins
Environment and Society by Paul Robbins
BoomerangBooks.com.au close