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ISBN: 0299159108Издательство: University of Wisconsin Press
"The best hope for protecting and sustaining the earth rests in understanding the way it works, particularly the ways in which human activities shape the natural world. The geographers reporting here bring a special set of skills to their work. They showus how complicated, delicate, and enigmatic the interactions of people and nature can be, and how careful we must be in our tinkering if we want to keep celebrating a planet like this one."-David R. Brower, Earth Island Institute "This is a substantial and scholarly contribution by geographers to the biological conservation literature."-Thomas T. Veblen, University of Colorado Developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America are increasingly influenced by human-induced environmental changes. It is crucial that sustainable development be based on insights into these expanding processes-conservation as well as deterioration. Nature's Geography offers a new perspective on the geographical nature of these changes. The book...