An Introduction to Human-Environment Geography

Rating: William G Moseley, Eric Perramond, Holly M Hapke and Paul Laris. 2014. An Introduction to Human-Environment Geography. Wiley Blackwell. ISBN¬† 978 1 4051 8931 6. Part of the problem with both environmental science and geography is that the problems they investigate can seem increasingly complex. This might encourage some to study to greater depth. At the other end of the spectrum, issues, especially in mainstream media, are often presented as simple, almost shallow in their treatment. The aim is […]

The Global Casino

Rating: Nick Middleton. 2013. The Global Casino: an introduction to environmental issues.5e.¬† Routledge. ISBN. 978 1 4441 4662 2 At a time when there are so many specialist texts on matters dealing with environmental issues (usually with only one topic in mind) it’s good to see one that tackles so many different ones and impressive to see it through 5 editions and 18 years. Having seen a few of these earlier incarnations, a new arrival always piques interest. The basic […]

Environmental Hazards

Rating: Keith Smith. 2013. Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risks and Reducing Disaster. 6e. Routledge. ISBN 978 0 415 68106 3   Writing this review just after the tornado has struck Oklahoma, one is reminded of the power of hazards and the importance of studying such phenomena. At the same time one is drawn to the idea that hazards are an essentially anthropocentric view of specific environmental phenomena – they are particular events which threaten property and lives (often taken in that […]