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Environment / Edition 6
     

Environment / Edition 6

by Peter H. Raven, Linda R. Berg, David M. Hassenzahl
 

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ISBN-10: 0470292660

ISBN-13: 9780470292662

Pub. Date: 12/28/2007

Publisher: Wiley

A Journey into Environmental Science

Just as a Global Positioning System helps you steer your car through systems of roads and highways, Environment, 6th Edition helps you navigate the interconnected-environmental systems presented in your environmental science course. By taking you from general principles to specific applications, Environment, 6th Edition helps

Overview

A Journey into Environmental Science

Just as a Global Positioning System helps you steer your car through systems of roads and highways, Environment, 6th Edition helps you navigate the interconnected-environmental systems presented in your environmental science course. By taking you from general principles to specific applications, Environment, 6th Edition helps you direct your path to understanding today's interrelated issues in environmental science. Environment, 6th Edition effectively blends solid scientific content with many examples of problems and solutions empowering you to make informed and responsible choices as you progress on your journey.

On your journey with Environment, 6th Edition you will:
* Explore how the various aspects of the environment interact and connect, and thus how changes in one part of the environment can affect other parts.
* Reach your own informed decisions on the various perspectives of environmental issues affecting the world today.

Plus, a wealth of resources are available to you online including:
* WileyPLUS, a powerful online tool that provides you with an integrated suite of learning resources, including an online version of the text, in one easy-to-use website.
* New "Campus EnviroNews" which connect current environment issues to students' lives on campus.
* And additional information and resources, including real environmental news video footage from around the world and in your own geographic region and backyard.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470292662
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: HUMANS IN THE ENVIRONMENT.

Chapter 1: Our Changing Environment.

Chapter 2: Addressing Environmental Problems, Part I.

Chapter 3: Addressing Environmental Problems, PART II.

PART TWO: THE WORLD WE LIVE IN.

Chapter 4: Ecosystems and Energy.

Chapter 5: Ecosystems and Living Organisms.

Chapter 6: Ecosystems and the Physical Environment.

Chapter 7: Major Ecosystems of the World.

PART THREE: A CROWDED WORLD.

Chapter 8: Understanding Population Growth.

Chapter 9: Facing the Problems of Overpopulation.

PART FOUR: THE SEARCH FOR ENERGY.

Chapter 10: Fossil Fuels.

Chapter 11: Nuclear Energy.

Chapter 12: Renewable Energy and Conservation.

PART FIVE: OUR PRECIOUS RESOURCES.

Chapter 13: Water: A Fragile Resource.

Chapter 14: Soils and Their Preservation.

Chapter 15: Minerals: A Nonrenewable Resource.

Chapter 16: Preserving Earth's Biological Diversity.

Chapter 17: Land Resources and Conservation.

Chapter 18: Food Resources: A Challenge for Agriculture.

PART SIX: ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS.

Chapter 19: Air Pollution.

Chapter 20: Global Atmospheric Changes.

Chapter 21: Water and Soil Pollution.

Chapter 22: The Pesticide Dilemma.

Chapter 23: Solid and Hazardous Wastes.

PART SEVEN: TOMORROW'S WORLD.

Chapter 24: Tomorrow's World.

Appendix I: Review of Basic Chemistry.

Appendix II: How to Make a Difference.

Appendix III: Green Collar Professions.

Appendix IV: Units of Measure: Some Useful Conversions.

Appendix V: Graphing.

Appendix VI: Abbreviations, Formulas, and AcronymsUsed in this Text.

Appendix VII: Solutions to Quantitative "Thinking About the Environment" Questions.

Appendix VIII: World Population Data Sheet Assignment.

Glossary.

Index.

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