Professor Andrew Goudie, Director of the China Centre of the University of Oxford, was formerly head of the School of Geography and the Environment, and Master of St Cross College. He has also been President of the International Association of Geomorphologists.
"As a resource for teachers, students or researchers in need of an assessment of human interactions with the planet, this is unbeatable; some would say essential." ( F rontiers of biogeography , 5 February 2013) Previous Edition Reviews: "The new edition of this student text provides an up-to-date and comprehensive view of the major environmental issues facing the world today and serves as an introduction to the past, present, and future impact of humans on Earth. Specifically, it explores the impact of humans on vegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms, and the atmosphere. Four completely new chapters explore how global climate change may impact Earth in the future." Natural Hazards Observer "The book is filled with new information and intriguing examples that Goudie has selected to illustrate in each of his well-organised chapters." Environmental Geology