Environmental Science - Text Only / Edition 5

Environmental Science - Text Only / Edition 5

by Daniel B. Botkin, Edward A. Keller
     
 

To understand the news, you need to understand the science

Just read the headlines. Whether it’s global warming, arctic drilling, or expanding industrial nations, the news is filled with stories about environmental issues. To understand the news, you have to understand the science. With Botkin and Keller’s Fifth Edition of Environmental Science

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Overview

To understand the news, you need to understand the science

Just read the headlines. Whether it’s global warming, arctic drilling, or expanding industrial nations, the news is filled with stories about environmental issues. To understand the news, you have to understand the science. With Botkin and Keller’s Fifth Edition of Environmental Science, you’ll have the opportunity to develop a firm foundation of scientific knowledge, so you can think through environmental issues and make your own decisions regarding the environment.

There’s much more to explore online!

You can use your knowledge of environmental science to explore real and pressing environmental issues online with the Student Companion Site at www.wiley.com/college/botkin. The Student Companion Site features:

  •  Critical Thinking Issues: These guided questions and web-based research questions give you the chance to critically appraise such issues as preserving the coral reef or critiquing the Gaia hypothesis.
  • Regional Essays and Interactive Map of the World: These essays allow you to explore interesting issues and examples of key environmental topics.
  • Virtual Field Trip Activities: These activities identify and describe key issues in environmental science and lead you to relevant websites and local facilities, such as wastewater treatment facilities or power plants, so you can explore proposed solutions to environmental problems.
  • Environmental Debates: Present two sides of a contentious issue affecting the environment. Links to key websites and questions help you gain a sophisticated appreciation of important issues.
  • Online Quiz Questions: These quizzes are invaluable in preparing for tests and exams. They also allow you to email your answers and responses directly to your professor.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471488163
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
8.88(w) x 10.96(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

1. Key Theories in Environmental Sciences.

2. Science as a Way of Knowing: Critically Thinking about the Environment.

3. The Big Picture: Systems and Change.

4. The Human Population and the Environment.

5. The Biogeochemical Cycles.

6. Ecosystems and Ecosystem Management.

7. Biological Diversity.

8. Biogeography.

9. Biological Productivity and Energy Flow.

10. Ecological Restoration.

11. Producing Enough Food for the World: How Agriculture Depends on the Environment.

12. Effects of Agriculture on the Environment.

13. Forests, Parks, and Landscapes.

14. Wildlife, Fisheries, and Endangered Species.

15. Environmental Health, Pollution, and Toxicology.

16. Energy: Some Basics.

17. Fossil Fuels and the Environment.

18. Alternative Energy and the Environment.

19. Nuclear Energy and the Environment.

20. Water Supply, Use, and Management.

21. Water Pollution and Treatment.

22. The Atmosphere, Climate, and Global Warming.

23. Air Pollution.

24. Indoor Air Pollution.

25. Ozone Depletion.

26. Minerals and the Environmental.

27. Dollars and Environmental Sense: Economics of Environments Issues.

28. Urban Environments.

29. Waste Management.

30. Imaggine a Sustainable Future.

Appendix.

Glossary.

Notes.

Photo Credits.

Index. 

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