The new edition of this classic student text provides an up-to-date and comprehensive view of the major environmental issues facing the world today, and is an essential introduction to the past, present and future impact of humans on Earth. * Explores the impact of humans upon vegetation, animals, soils, water, landforms, and the atmosphere. * Updated extensively, with many new figures and up-to-date statistics. * Four completely new chapters explore the ways in which global climate change may have an impact on Earth in the future. * A new design makes the text even more accessible and easy to use. Visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/humanimpact to access the artwork from the book.