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Geography, Resources and Environment (In 2 volumes)

Ian Burton (Editor) Robert W Kates (Editor)

Gilbert F. White is the preeminent geographer of natural resources, hazards, and the human environment. During fifty years of professional work as civil servant, scientist, and educator, he authored numerous books and papers. This volume is the first collection of White’s work, spanning his interests and career from 1934 to 1984. Individual introductions by the editors place each selection in historical perspective and assay its significance. With the companion volume, Themes from the Work of Gilbert F. White, White’s writings, and the work that he has inspired, are now readily accessible to all who share his concern for the stewardship of the earth.  

Contents: Vol. I. Selected Writings of Gilbert F. White: 1. Shortage of Public Water Supplies in the United States During 1934. 2. Human Adjustment to Floods. 3. A New Stage in Resources History. 4. A Perspective of River Basin Development. 5. Introductory Graduate Work for Geographers. 6. Strategic Aspects of Urban Floodplain Occupance. 7. Industrial Water Use: A Review. 8. The Changing Role of Water in Arid Lands. 9. The Choice of Use in Resource Management. 10. Critical Issues Concerning Geography in the Public Service—Introduction. 11. Review of Man, Mind, and Land: A Theory of Resource Use. 12. Vietnam: The Fourth Course. 13. Rediscovering the Earth. 14. Optimal Flood Damage Management: Retrospect and Prospect. 15. Formation and Role of Public Attitudes. 16. Strategies of American Water Management. 17. Preface to the Second Edition of Integrated River Basin Development. 18. Unresolved Issues. 19. The Meaning of the Environmental Crisis. 20. Drawers of Water: Domestic Water Use in East Africa. 21. Geography and Public Policy. 22. Natural Hazards Research. 23. The Last Settler's Syndrome. 24. Domestic Water Supply: Right or Good?. 25. The Role of Scientific Information in Anticipation and Prevention of Environmental Disputes. 26. Stewardship of the Earth. 27. National Perspective. 28. Global Life Support Systems. 29. Environment. Bibliography. Vol. II: Themes from the Work of Gilbert F. White: 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.

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Title Geography, Resources and Environment (In 2 volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 16.08.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rawat Publications
Language: English
isbn 9788131610800
length 878p.