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Geography, Resources and Environment, Volume 2

Themes from the Work of Gilbert F. White

Over the course of half a century, Gilbert F. White’s work has served to shape and, in several instances, establish many of the fields that have come to be known as the environmental sciences. In this collection of original essays, a companion volume to White’s selected writings (volume I), leading scholars in areas such as water supply, environmental hazards, and natural resource management interpret changes in these fields since White’s work and assess present and future problems. With volume 1, this collection presents a complete and cogent picture of Gilbert White’s contribution and the work he inspired.

392 pages | 25 line drawings | 6.00 x 9.00 | © 1986

Geography: Environmental Geography

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Introduction
1. Water Supply: Persistent Myths and Recurring Issues
M. Gordon Wolman and Abel Wolman
2. Floods and Man: A Geographer’s Agenda
Rutherford H. Platt
3. Integrative Concepts in Natural Resource Development and Policy
Marion Clawson
4. Resource Use in Dry Places: Present Status and Potential Solutions
Douglas L. Johnson
5. River Basin Development
J. C. Day, Enzo Fano, T. R. Lee, Frank Quinn, and W. R. Derrick Sewell
6. Decision Making in Hazard and Resource Management
Howard Kunreuther and Paul Slovic
7. The Citizen-Scholar: Education and Public Affairs
Elliot J. Feldman
8. Awareness of Climate
F. Kenneth Hare and W. R. Derrick Sewell
9. From Hazard Perception to Human Ecology
Anne V. T. Whyte
10. Coping with Environmental Hazards
Timothy O’Riordan
11. Energy Policy in Black and White: Belated Reflections on A Time to Choose
Kenneth E. Boulding
12. Global Environmental Prospects
R. E. Munn
13. The Great Climacteric, 1798-2048: The Transition to a Just and Sustainable Human Environment
Ian Burton and Robert W. Kates
Index

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