This unique addition to reference literature provides an introduction to the major concepts and contemporary issues that are essential for students of environmental science and environmental studies to know. With over 200 entries authored by world-class names like Anthony Brazel, John Day and Edward Keller, this text is divided into six sections: Environmental Science, Environments, Paradigms & Concepts, Processes & Dynamics, Scales & Techniques, and Environmental Issues.
Geography is the study of the earth and its features, and of living systems of the earth including humans and interactions among living and earth systems. Palaeogeography is the study of the past history of the earth. It has strong links with geological history, evolution, palaeoecology, and the origins of humans. Many topics are included under the heading palaeogeography. Human evolution has strong links with the natural world which affected the pace of evolution and the kinds of interactions that human ancestors had with the environment. As proto-humans as well as Homo sapiens spread out over the earth, they encountered a wide variety of environments that strongly affected both culture and biological characteristics. Evolution itself was strongly affected by natural world and the way that ...