Environment: The Science Behind the Stories / Edition 4

Environment: The Science Behind the Stories / Edition 4

by Jay H. Withgott, Scott R. Brennan
     
 

This edition features the exact same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole- punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value for your students—this format costs 35% less than a new textbook.

Environment: The Science behind the Stories captures your interest with a revolutionary new approach

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This edition features the exact same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole- punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value for your students—this format costs 35% less than a new textbook.

Environment: The Science behind the Stories captures your interest with a revolutionary new approach to environmental science. Integrated central case studies woven throughout each chapter, use real-life stories to give you a tangible and engaging framework around which to learn and understand the science behind environmental issues. Printed on FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper, the newly revised Fourth Edition engages you through the addition of new EnvisionIt photo essays and is now available with MasteringEnvironmentalScience™, the most effective and widely used learning and assessment system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321715340
Publisher:
Benjamin Cummings
Publication date:
09/17/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
792
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

I. FOUNDATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

1. Science and Sustainability:An Introduction to Environmental Science

2. Earth’s Physical Systems: Matter, Energy, and Geology

3. Evolution, Biodiversity, and Population Ecology

4. Species Interactions and Community Ecology

5. Environmental Systems and Ecosystem Ecology

6. Environmental Ethics and Economics: Values and Choices

7. Environmental Policy: Decision Making and Problem Solving

II. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND THE SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS

8. Human Population

9. Soil and Agriculture

10. Agriculture, Biotechnology, and the Future of Food

11. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

12. Forests, Their Management, and Parks and Protected Areas

13. The Urban Environment: Creating Livable and Sustainable Cities

14. Environmental Health and Toxicology

15. Freshwater Systems and Resources

16. Marine and Coastal Systems and Resources

17. Atmospheric Science and Air Pollution

18. Global Climate Change

19. Fossil Fuels, Their Impacts, and Energy Conservation

20. Conventional Energy Alternatives

21. New Renewable Energy Alternatives

22. Managing Our Waste

23. Minerals and Mining

24. Sustainable Solutions

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