An Introduction to Human-Environment Geography: Local by William G. Moseley

By William G. Moseley

This introductory point textual content explores a number of theoretical ways to human-environment geography, demonstrating how neighborhood dynamics and worldwide strategies impression how we have interaction with our environments.

  • Introduces scholars to basic recommendations in environmental geography and science
  • Explores the middle theoretical traditions in the box, besides significant thematic concerns similar to inhabitants, foodstuff and agriculture, and water resources
  • Offers an attractive and targeted view of the spatial relationships among people and their surroundings throughout geographical destinations round the world
  • Includes various real-world coverage questions and emphasizes geography’s robust culture of box paintings by means of that includes in demand nature-society geographers in visitor box notes

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Exploitation) in the post-Civil War period as American cities and industry boomed (Williams 1989). Along with this destruction came the realization by some that America’s vast natural resource base was not inexhaustible. Two iconic figures, Gifford Pinchot and John Muir, are used in many texts to help illustrate the two approaches to resource management (Miller 1990; Cunningham and Saigo 2001; Holechek et al. 2003; Chiras and Reganold 2005; Righter 2005). Gifford Pinchot, a German-trained forester who established the Yale School of Forestry (the first school of forestry in the US) and the founding head of the US Forest Service, was probably the most visible early 20th-century proponent of the conservationist approach in the US (Miller 2001).

As such, it is not clear if the increased environmental protection afforded by this wealth fully compensates for the waste and resources used to generate it. Fourth, while wealth creates the possibility to invest in cleaner technology, this is not a sufficient guarantee that such �investments will be made (absent regulations or other incentives to encourage this). A good example of this is the US in the 1990s, when purchases of fuel-inefficient sport utility vehicles (SUVs) soared during a period of economic expansion (Gray and Moseley 2005).

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