Changing Environments takes a broad, interdisciplinary approach to such questions, drawing on ideas from science, technology, social science and humanities to examine how and why environments change as a result of natural and human–mediated processes. It draws on examples from around the world, and includes consideration of:
- 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
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:
Understanding 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).