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Author: Tom Spencer,Olav Slaymaker
ISBN13: 978-0582298293
Title: Physical Geography and Global Environmental Change (Understanding Global Environmental Change Series)
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Publisher: Longman Pub Group; 1st edition (July 1, 1998)

Physical Geography and Global Environmental Change (Understanding Global Environmental Change Series) by Tom Spencer,Olav Slaymaker

Series: Environmental systems and global change series. First, the systems’ approach is now well established in university physical geography and earth/environmental science curricula around the world, both at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Start by marking Physical Geography And Global Environmental Change as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The authors provide an understanding of the past and present global environmental change and how physical geography help us predict future models of climate change.

Geomorphology, Human Activity and Global Environmental Changeby Olav SlaymakerDocuments. Physical Geography - Encyclopedia of Life Support EOLSS SAMPLE CHAPTERS GEOGRAPHY Vol. I - Physical Geography - Olav Slaymaker Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems(EOLSS) .

raised by global environmental change and be of value to policy-makers and environmental managers OL A V SL A YM A K ER is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Geography, University of British Columbia He is a Senior Associate of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and Senior Fellow of St John’s College, University of British Columbia He i.

An interesting book with some new and fresh perspectives from which to view cryospheric change. The cryosphere is an essential member of the globe’s environmental systems, with a unique sensitivity to climate change at all spatial and temporal scales. This is the first textbook to consider all aspects of the cryosphere system (ice sheets, sea ice, snow, river and lake ice, glaciers, and permafrost) in the context of global environmental change driven by human activity and climate. I highly recommend this book-well suited to undergraduate geography courses.

Blackwell Publishing Lt. 2007. 280 p. This book attempts to deal integratively with all elements of the cryosphere in the context of a changing global environment. The cryosphere is an essential member of the globe’s environmental systems.

The most commonly considered drivers are relief, sea level, hydroclimate, and/or people. However, complexity theory and self-organizing systems provide a very different framework and means of explanation. Self-organization - understood as the aggregate processes internal to an environmental system that lead to a distinctive spatial, temporal, or other organization - reduces the possibility of implicating a specific process as being causal

Author: Olav Slaymaker,Tom Spencer. Publisher: Prentice Hall. Hydrology and Global Environmental Change presents the hydrological contribution to, and consequences of, global environmental change. Assuming little or no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, the book looks at the main processes of global environmental change - global scale processes, large regional processes, repetitive processes - and how the hydrological cycle, processes and regimes impact on GEC and vice-versa. Rethinking Environmental History. World-system History and Global Environmental Change. Global environmental change often seems to be the most carefully examined issue of our time. Yet understanding the human side-human causes of and responses to environmental change-has not yet received sustained attention.

This is about to change. In Geomorphology and Global Environmental Change, Slaymaker, Spencer and Embleton-Hamann provide a comprehensive treatment of landscape degradation in geosystems ranging from coral reefs to icecaps that considers humans as a major endogenous forcing mechanism. Geomorphological processes and global environmental change Landscapes and global environmental change Conclusions: new geomorphological agendas for the twenty-rst century. Nevertheless, as is argued below, an understanding of changes in landscapes and biomes over the past 20 000 years (. since the time of maximum continental ice sheet development over North America and Eurasia) provides essential context for a proper understanding of current and near-future landscape dynamics.

Embletonhamann, Christine and Slaymaker, Olav 2012. The austrian alps and paraglaciation. Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography, Vol. 94, Issue. Slaymaker, Olav 2010. Drivers of mountain landscape change during the twenty-first century. Journal of Soils and Sediments, Vol. 10, Issue. How will global environmental change affect the landscape and our interaction with it? Apart from climate change, there are other important catalysts of landscape change, including relief, hydroclimate and runoff, sea level variations and human activity. This volume summarises the geomorphic implications of global environmental change, analysing such effects on lakes, rivers, coasts, reefs, rainforests, savannas, deserts, glacial features, and mountains.

The physical geography of the nineteenth century emphasised interlinkages between the physical environment and human society. During the twentieth century, the pressures toward specialisation have produced the four disciplines of biogeography, climatology, geomorphology and hydrology which have their own, independent integrity and physical geography has suffered some attrition as a unified field of geography. This book, and indeed the whole series, adopts global environmental change and its repercussions for society, as the coherent integrating theme to reinvigorate the physical geography of the twenty-first century. It looks at environmental systems and impacts, integrating opportunities and challenges in the field. Understanding Global Environmental Change (UGEC): Themes in Physical Geography. Physical Geography and Global Environmental Change is the first text to be published within this series, designed to meet the need for shorter, inexpensive and more sharply focused books suitable for use within physical geography.