Human impact on the Environment: An Illustrated World Atlas

Editor/Author Govorushko, Sergey
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media

ISBN: 978-3-31-924955-1
Category: Science - Environmental sciences
Image Count: 365
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: June 2017
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This atlas presents a collection of geographical maps showing human impact on the environment. A wide variety of human impacts are discussed, ranging from the energy, mining, transport and agricultural industries as well as less visible impacts such as those of space exploration.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • About the Author
  • 1 Electric Power Industry
  • 1.1 Hydropower Structures
  • 1.2 Thermal Power Structures
  • 1.3 Nuclear Power Plants
  • 1.4 Non-traditional or Alternative Power Structures
  • 1.4.1 Solar Power Structures
  • 1.4.2 Wind Power Structures
  • 1.4.3 Geothermal Power Structures
  • 1.4.4 Use of Oceanic Energy
  • 1.4.5 Electricity Production from Biomass
  • References
  • 2 Industry
  • 2. 1 Chemical Industry
  • 2. 1. 1 Petrochemical Industry
  • 2. 1. 2 Mining and Chemical Industry
  • 2. 1. 3 Other Chemical Industries
  • 2. 2 Metallurgy
  • 2. 2. 1 Iron and Steel Manufacturing
  • 2. 2. 2 Non-ferrous Metal Manufacturing
  • 2. 3 Mechanical Engineering
  • 2. 4 Building Materials Industry
  • 2. 5 Woodworking Industry
  • 2. 6 Wood Pulp and Paper Industry
  • 2. 7 Light Industry
  • 2. 8 Food Processing Industry
  • References
  • 3 Mining and Mineral Processing
  • 3. 1 Opencast Mines
  • 3. 2 Underground Mines
  • 3. 3 Drag and Hydraulic Extraction of Deposits
  • 3. 4 In Situ and Heap Leaching
  • 3. 5 Oil and Gas Development
  • 3. 5. 1 Land Oil and Gas Development
  • 3. 5. 2 Sea Bottom Oil and Gas Development
  • 3. 5. 3 Extraction of Shale Oil and Shale Gas
  • References
  • 4 Agriculture and Forestry
  • 4. 1 Agriculture
  • 4. 1. 1 Plant Growing
  • 4. 1. 2 Animal Husbandry
  • 4. 2 Forestry
  • 4. 2. 1 Timber Processing
  • 4. 2. 2 Reforestation and Plantation Development
  • References
  • 5 Transport
  • 5. 1 Automobile Transport
  • 5. 2 Railway Transport
  • 5. 3 Pipeline Transport
  • 5. 4 Air Transport
  • 5. 5 Water Transport
  • References
  • 6 Other Kinds of Activity
  • 6. 1 Fisheries
  • 6. 2 Aquaculture
  • 6. 3 Hunting
  • 6. 4 Introductions
  • 6. 5 Water Transfers
  • 6. 6 Housing and Communal Services
  • 6. 7 Power Transmission and Communication Lines
  • 6. 8 Recreational Activity
  • 6. 9 Sports Activity
  • 6. 10 Military Activity
  • 6. 11 Space Exploration
  • 6. 12 Health and Veterinary Services
  • 6. 13 Ritual Activity
  • References
  • Appendix 1: List of Maps
  • Appendix 2: List of Copyright Holders for Maps
  • Appendix 3: List of Photos and Their Copyright Holders
  • Appendix 4: List of Copyright Holders for Photos