The Global Casino 3ed An Introduction to Environmental Issues (Arnold Publication) Paperback – 30 May 2003
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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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Excellent particularly for a foundation year or your first year of an environmentally related degree26 February 2008
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.
20 December 2000
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.
5 September 2012
I bought this book as it was on my university reading list and it was definitely a worthwhile investment. I used it as a starting point for many of my essays an for exam revision; but it must be noted that this is very much an introduction. It is however, an excellent spring board for further reading as it is full of up to date references and some very interesting examples. Particularly important, I think, is that the book is presented in logical chapters seperating what is an infinitely complex earth system, with little bias or agenda. Recommended for students.
22 January 2001
Nick Middleton's Global Casino proved priceless for my A-Level work. It was useful as a secondary source for coursework in Environmental Issues which are becoming more and more of an issue in the modern age. It was also a good read which opened my eyes to the realities of our fragile planet. Well done Nick!
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It is a good book for anyone who desire to have a general knowledge about environment and how things work.