Human habitat and environmental change: From cave dwellings to megacities

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Abstract

Ever since the existence of human beings slightly more than two million years ago, the natural environment has offered numerous settings for human beings to set-up their homes starting with physical natural shelters in caves to the modern settlements in megacities. The concentration of greater number of human beings in modern habitats in the form of cities and megacities, which together with them entail the utilisation of energy, material and technology especially after the middle of last century, has created various forms of environmental change that is impacting on human habitats. This paper gives an overview of the relationships between human habitat and environment especially in relation to human interference that leads to changes in the physical environment and in turn its impact on human habitat.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-390
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Journal of Scientific Research
Volume32
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Keywords

  • Environmental Change
  • Human habitat
  • Malaysia
  • Transformation

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Human habitat and environmental change : From cave dwellings to megacities. / Jahi, Jamaluddin M.; Aiyub, Kadaruddin; Arifin, Kadir; Awang, Azahan.

In: European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2009, p. 381-390.

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