The SAGE Handbook of Environmental Change is an extensive survey of the interdisciplinary science of environmental change that examines the historic importance and future development of the field over two volumes. With over 40 chapters, the books situate key arguments and debates by examining a retrospective audit of the discipline, its changing nature and diversity of approaches, key theoretical paradigms, its resonances between sub-fields and other disciplines, and its relationships to theory, research and practice. With contextualizing essays opening each volume, the work is arranged into six sections:
- Approaches to Understanding Environmental Change
- Evidence of Environmental Change and the Geo-ecological Response
- Causes and Mechanisms of Environmental Change
- Key Issues of Human-induced Environmental Change
- Patterns, Processes and Impacts of Environmental Change at the Regional Scale
- Implications of Environmental Change for Society
Global in its coverage, scientific and theoretical in its approach, the books bring together an international set of respected editors and contributors to provide an exciting, timely addition to the literature on climate change. With the subjects’ interdisciplinary framework, this book will appeal to academics, researchers, post-graduates and practitioners in a variety of disciplines including, geography, the environmental sciences, politics, and sociology.