About the Author
Andrew Goudie is Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford, where
he was also Head of Development and a Pro-Vice-Chancellor from 1995 to 1997. His previous books include Environmental Change (with Stephen Stokes, 4th edn, 2000), The Nature of the Environment (Blackwell, 3rd edn, 1993), The Changing Earth (Blackwell, 1995), The Human Impact Reader (Blackwell, 1997), The Earth Transformed (with Heather Viles, Blackwell, 1997) The Human Impact on the Natural Environment (5th Ed. Blackwell, 1999).