Geosphere: The Land and Its Uses (Our Fragile Planet) by Dana Desonie
Chelsea House Publications | 2008-01-30 | ISBN: 081606217X | 200 pages | PDF | 11 MB
Each book in the Our Fragile Planet series focuses on the causes and effects of climate change and human impact on the atmosphere, biosphere, climate, geosphere, the natural environment, hydrosphere, oceans, and polar regions. Each fact-filled book includes photographs, charts, and graphs along with a glossary, an index, and references for further reading. The information found in this series will engage childrena(tm)s curiosity and provide them with a sense of stewardship.
This volume explains how people use the land, how they transform natural landscapes to human landscapes, and the environmental consequences of changing land use. Each of the six sections looks at how land area is used today and considers more environmentally sound ways to use areas like forests, work in agricultural areas, mine minerals, generate power (renewable and non-renewable), plan urban areas, and dispose of waste. Excellent background material is provided on each topic.