The Global Casino

An introduction to environmental issues 5th edition

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The Global Casino is an introduction to environmental issues which deals both with the workings of the physical environment and the political, economic and social frameworks in which the issues occur. Using examples from all over the world, the book highlights the underlying causes behind environmental problems, the human actions which have made them issues, and the hopes for solutions. It is a book about the human impact on the environment and the ways in which the natural environment impacts human society.

This book is the essential course companion for students of the environment, geography, earth sciences and development studies. It provides comprehensive and inspirational coverage of all the major global environmental issues of the day in a style that is clear and critical.

‘The thematic approach to organization combined with the global scope of content makes this textbook relevant to many disciplines as a primary text for environment and development fields... asking students for policy solutions to Middleton's conclusions should generate hours of thought-provoking debate.’

Journal of Environment & Development

‘inspirational coverage of major issues … the generalist geography tutor will be thankful for the range of views covered and the bibliographic and web site opportunities for students to research each issue further in this increasingly impressive book’

The Geographical Journal

‘Middleton has a clear, smooth style and is excellent at sketching specific local examples to convey what is happening on the ground’

International Journal of Environmental Studies