Environment And Society A Critical Introduction

Author: Paul Robbins
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 1118451562
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Substantially updated for the second edition, this engaging and innovative introduction to the environment and society uses key theoretical approaches to explore familiar objects.

  • Features substantial revisions and updates for the second edition, including new chapters on E waste, mosquitoes and uranium, improved maps and graphics, new exercises, shorter theory chapters, and refocused sections on environmental solutions
  • Discusses topics such as population and scarcity, commodities, environmental ethics, risks and hazards, and political economy and applies them to objects like bottled water, tuna, and trees
  • Accessible for students, and accompanied by in-book and online resources including exercises and boxed discussions, an online test bank, notes, suggested reading, and website links for enhanced understanding
  • Offers additional online support for instructors, including suggested teaching models, PowerPoint slides for each chapter with full-color graphics, and supplementary images and teaching material

Environment And Society A Critical Introduction

Author: Paul Robbins
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 1405187603
Size: 51.99 MB
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Environment and Society: A Critical Introduction is an overview of the diverse conceptual tools and traditions for thinking about, explaining and addressing the environmental challenges we face in the contemporary world.
  • Provides an introduction to the environmental challenges we face in the contemporary world through foundational theoretical ideas illustrated with concrete, everyday examples
  • Utilizes compelling, conversational language to expound on theory, history, and scientific topics, making the text accessible to a diverse readership
  • Draws upon contemporary theoretical understandings in nature/society theory while demonstrating through practice and deployment
  • Includes discussion of key historical events, topical issues, and policies, as well as scientific concepts

Environmental Science

Author: Daniel D. Chiras
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284057054
Size: 30.62 MB
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Designed for the undergraduate, introductory environmental science course, the thoroughly updated and redesigned tenth edition of Environmental Science continues to present a comprehensive, student-friendly introduction to contemporary environmental issues with an emphasis on sustainable solutions that meet social, economic, and environmental goals. This acclaimed book is the only text that explores the underlying causes of environmental problems and root-level solutions and presents both sides of many critical issues. Thought-provoking features throughout, including Critical Thinking Exercises, Key Concept and Spotlight on Sustainability boxes, Go Green tips, and Point/Counterpoint debates, along with the updated statistics and data of key issues, encourage readers to become much deeper and more critical thinkers. Current and highly relevant, the Tenth Edition discusses the challenges of the growing human population and resource depletion and solutions that address these issues in a sustainable manner. The book also discusses nonrenewable and renewable energy options and their pros and cons, and provides expanded coverage of local, regional, national, and global environmental issues and sustainable solutions. This comprehensive text includes updated coverage of environmental economics, ecology, and the application of science and technology to environmental concerns. With a strong focus on sustainability and critical thinking, a topic the author introduced to the environmental science market, Environmental Science, Tenth Edition is an essential resource for students to understand the impact they have on the environment and ways that they can help solve them. Each new print copy includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

Sociology And The Environment A Critical Introduction To Society Nature And Knowledge

Author: Alan Irwin
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745613608
Size: 48.66 MB
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Can sociology help us to tackle environmental problems? What can sociology tell us about the nature of the environment and about the origins and consequences of environmental risks, hazards and change? In this important new book Alan Irwin maps out this emerging field of knowledge, teaching and research. He reviews the key sociological debates in the field and sets out a new framework for analysis and practice.


Among the themes examined are constructivism and realism, sustainable development and theories of the risk society. Readers are also introduced to communities at risk, institutional regulation and the environmental consequences of technology. Particular topics for discussion include genetically modified organisms, nuclear power, pesticide safety and the local hazards of the chemical industry. Rather than maintaining a fixed boundary between nature and society, Irwin highlights the hybrid character of environmental issues and emphasizes the role of social and cultural factors within environmental policy.


Combining theoretical discussion and case-studies with a sensitivity to the concerns of environmental policy and practice, Sociology and the Environment provides an excellent introduction to an expanding and immensely important field. It will be a valuable text for students and scholars in sociology, geography, environmental studies and related disciplines.

Environment And Society

Author: Paul Robbins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118451554
Size: 10.35 MB
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Offering insightful and accessible coverage of the key issues in this important field, this book will change the way students think about the relationship between the environment and society today.

Political Ecology

Author: Paul Robbins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470657324
Size: 17.53 MB
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Written in clear and straightforward language and fully updated in the light of recent events, this new edition of Political Ecology presents the core concepts, central thinkers, and key works of a fast-growing and highly eclectic field.

Sociology And The Environment

Author: Alan Irwin
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 9780745613598
Size: 67.51 MB
Format: PDF
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In this important new book Alan Irwin maps out this emerging field of knowledge, teaching and research. He reviews the key sociological debates in the field and sets out a new framework for analysis and practice.

Social Media

Author: Christian Fuchs
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473987490
Size: 65.44 MB
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This book equips students with the critical thinking they need to understand the complexities and contradictions of social media and make informed judgements.

Ethical Consumption

Author: Tania Lewis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135282390
Size: 30.63 MB
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This collection is a must-read for anyone interested in the relationship between consumer culture and contemporary social life.

The Cultural Study Of Music

Author: Martin Clayton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136754326
Size: 72.20 MB
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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Environment And Society

Author: Charles Harper
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315463245
Size: 40.78 MB
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The sixth edition of Environment and Society continues to connect issues about human societies, ecological systems, and environments with data and perspectives from different fields.

Ulrich Beck

Author: Gabe Mythen
Publisher: Pluto Pr
ISBN:
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A critical introduction to the theory of risk, reviewing the contribution of leading sociologist, Ulrich Beck.

Geographic Thought

Author: Tim Cresswell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118256484
Size: 74.22 MB
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This engaging and accessible introduction to geographic thought explores the major thinkers and key theoretical developments in the field of human geography.