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The Global Casino 3ed An Introduction to Environmental Issues (Arnold Publication) [Paperback]

Nick Middleton
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30 May 2003 0340809493 978-0340809495 3
'The Global Casino' is a compelling introduction to environmental issues which links the physical environment to its political, social and economic contexts. Case studies from around the globe are used to illustrate key environmental issues, from global warming and deforestation to natural hazards and soil erosion. The book highlights the underlying causes behind environmental problems, including human actions and emphasises the potential for solutions. In line with contemporary international trends, a new emphasis is placed on the critical concept of sustainable development.

This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, with the introduction of new illustrative material and up-to-the-minute case studies. Particularly useful new features for students include a chapter-by-chapter set of exercises, essay questions and topics for discussion, as well as an expanded glossary. The ever-popular lists of key readings and websites, again linked specifically to the content of each chapter, have been fully updated and expanded.

This textbook will be an essential course companion for students of the environment, geography and the earth sciences.

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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 3 edition (30 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340809493
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340809495
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 18.8 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 207,727 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the world's environmental issues, this is an invaluable source of reference for the student and general reader alike.
The Good Book Guide

Middleton's title is both innovative and appropriate ... Each chapter provides a convenient and accessible introduction to the issue in question.
Progress in Physical Geography

A book of such broad canvas, critical outlook and competitive price can be confidently recommended as a study aid for a wide range of courses in geography, environmental science and development studies.
Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters

This book...provides a concise introduction to each topic; there are abundant facts rather than general statements which impart rigour. It fulfils its objective as an introduction to environmental issues for A level and first year undergraduates in geography and environmental science. For those wanting to delve deeper, each chapter has web site recommendations...

...this book...(emphasizes) what messy mortals humans are and what risks they have taken withn the global casino.

Volume 29 2004
Transactions of the IBG

Considerable advances in understanding and managing environmental issues have been made in recent years and, with the plethora of environment-related conventions, reports, initiatives and treaties that have appeared since the publication of the second edition in 1999, this third edition of The Global Casino is timely and has much to offer. It provides a comprehensive, undergraduate-level introduction to environmental problems and is packed with case studies and up-to-date information...the improved and re-organised lists of references and websites provide an excellent resource for researching topics further.
Progress in Physical Geography

About the Author

Nick Middleton is a Fellow and Lecturer in Physical Geography at St Anne's College, University of Oxford, UK. He has starred in the television series 'Going to Extremes' and has written a book of the same title, as well as being the author of several successful travel books such as 'Travels as a Brussels Scout' and 'Ice Tea and Elvis: A Saunter through the Southern States'.

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I read this book during the first year of my Geography degree and can tell you that it was absolutely priceless. It was also referred to, though not as much during my second and third years. A really good book for an introduction to, as the title suggests, environmental issues.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A valuable introduction to current world issues 20 Dec 2000
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A great introduction to Geographical issues for the new century. The revised (1999) edition is an important source for anyone studying Geography at University level, and will add both breadth and depth to any course. Each chapter provides further references and a genuine and unbiased approach to global environmental problems.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great for my course- got an A in this module! 4 July 2013
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very helpful for first year university level geography, covering a wide range of topics great for general knowledge too. Glad I bought it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Global 10 April 2013
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This book is useful for university students studying geography. I found it useful and it aided more than one of my modules.
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