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Nature is the original patrimony of humanity and is the source of goods and services as well as of the space in which society develops and evolves. Rising global temperatures have been accompanied by changes in weather and climate. Many places have seen changes in rainfall, resulting in more floods, droughts, or intense rain, as well as more frequent and severe heat waves. The planet’s oceans and glaciers have also experienced some big changes – oceans are warming and becoming more acidic, ice caps are melting, and sea levels are rising. As these and other changes become more pronounced in the coming decades, they will likely present challenges to our society and our environment. The present book covers all principles, practice and policy issues concerned with environmental management, providing a comprehensive resource and reference point for students and practitioners in the field.