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AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment

AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment

The AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science Atlas of Population and Environment is an important analysis of the relationships between human population and the environment. Through text, maps, and diagrams, the Atlas illustrates how population affects the world's ecosystems and natural resources both in the short and long term. Using sophisticated mapping and graphic techniques, the Atlas provides quantitative analyses of the important links between such factors as human population density, rates of growth, migration, resource consumption, and technologies, and the state of the global environment. These links are explored across the content areas of natural resources, land use, the atmosphere, waste and chemicals, ecosystems, and biodiversity. The Atlas draws on research... Show More
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David Dorrell
David Dorrell (Faculty)
1 year ago

This website is exhaustive.  It covers many aspects of human/environment interaction- resource use, population, economic expansion and many others.  It contains numerous maps, case studies, and descriptions.  It is written in approachable language, although some parts might be dated (one section mentions recycling film canisters, a product most students have not seen).  In terms of which courses could use this material, the header page lists a great number of applicable courses.  This list spans practically the entirely of the natural and social sciences.  This is probably an accurate assessment, since the topic of human ecology can be integrated as a component of many courses.  The material is extensive, however, and some courses will want to select particular pieces from the material in order to be more directly related.

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