Basics of Environmental Science / Edition 2

Basics of Environmental Science / Edition 2

by Michael Allaby
     
 

The new edition of this popular student text offers an engaging introduction to environmental study. It covers the entire breadth of the environmental sciences, providing concise, non-technical explanations of physical processes and systems and the effects of human activities. In this second edition the scientific background to major environmental issues is clearly

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Overview

The new edition of this popular student text offers an engaging introduction to environmental study. It covers the entire breadth of the environmental sciences, providing concise, non-technical explanations of physical processes and systems and the effects of human activities. In this second edition the scientific background to major environmental issues is clearly explained. These include:
* global warming
* genetically modified foods
* desertification
* acid rain
* deforestation
* human population growth
* depleting resources
* nuclear power generation
* descriptions of the 10 major biomes.
Special student text features include illustrations and explanatory diagrams, boxed case studies, concepts and definitions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415211765
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface to the Second Edition
How to Use This Book
1Introduction1
2Earth Sciences19
3Physical Resources90
4Biosphere137
5Biological Resources200
6Environmental Management261
End of book summary298
Glossary300
Bibliography307
Index316

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