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Sustainable Development in Changing Complex Earth Systems

  • Attila Kerényi
  • Richard William McIntosh
Book

Part of the Sustainable Development Goals Series book series (SDGS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Attila Kerényi, Richard William McIntosh
    Pages 1-9
  3. Attila Kerényi, Richard William McIntosh
    Pages 11-58
  4. Attila Kerényi, Richard William McIntosh
    Pages 59-74
  5. Attila Kerényi, Richard William McIntosh
    Pages 75-202
  6. Attila Kerényi, Richard William McIntosh
    Pages 203-226
  7. Attila Kerényi, Richard William McIntosh
    Pages 227-262
  8. Attila Kerényi, Richard William McIntosh
    Pages 263-268
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 269-292

About this book

Introduction

This book applies system theory to analyze the operation and structure of the complex earth surface system, including the interactions between society and nature that cause environmental degradation and threats to human populations. The possible ways to harmonize the operation of a global society as a complex system using the United Nation sustainable development goals are investigated, as well as the major efforts currently implemented to achieve this objective and why many are unsuccessful. Readers will learn this material through case studies that assess the essential conditions required to occupy a planet sustainably, and examine the complex interactions between society and nature in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and outer layers of the lithosphere. The book is written for undergraduate students in geography, earth sciences, environmental sciences, and ecology, and will also appeal to environmental agency employees, nature protection representatives, teachers, and researchers. 

Keywords

Global sustainable development Global earth system Network theory World models Geosphere Outer boundary zone Hydrosphere Anthroposphere

Authors and affiliations

  • Attila Kerényi
    • 1
  • Richard William McIntosh
    • 2
  1. 1.Landscape Protection and Environmental GeographyUniversity of DebrecenDebrecenHungary
  2. 2.Mineralogy and GeologyUniversity of DebrecenDebrecenHungary

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-21645-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-21644-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-21645-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2523-3084
  • Series Online ISSN 2523-3092
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