the scales of time and space over which changes in our environments occur
the effects on environments that arise from human use of the resources of energy, land, water and the atmosphere
the role of technology and economics in shaping human actions on our environments
the use and limitations of different models for thinking about environmental change
The book is part of a series entitled Environment: Change, Contest and Response that forms a large part of an Open University course on environmental matters. The other books in the series are: Making Sense of Environmental Issues
Introduction (Dick Morris).
Dynamic Earth: processes of change (Dick Morris and Charles Turner).
Dynamic Earth: human impacts (Alan Reddish).
Population change and environmental change (Michael Drake and Joanna Freeland).
Changing land (Dick Morris).
Water (Mark Brandon and Sandy Smith).
Dynamic atmosphere: changing climate and air quality (Roger Blackmore and Rod Barratt).
Uneven development, globalization and environmental change (Noel Castree).
Conclusion: General conclusions: thinking about environmental change (Dick Morris).