Environment / Edition 7

Environment / Edition 7

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

ISBN-10: 0470525983

ISBN-13: 9780470525982

Pub. Date: 11/16/2009

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

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There is more to Environment, 4e by Raven and Berg than what you see in this text. An enhanced book-specific Web site will help you further examine critical environmental issues. The Web site offers a variety of activities to help you succeed in your course and additional tools that will help you make environmentally responsible choices.

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Help is on the Web!

There is more to Environment, 4e by Raven and Berg than what you see in this text. An enhanced book-specific Web site will help you further examine critical environmental issues. The Web site offers a variety of activities to help you succeed in your course and additional tools that will help you make environmentally responsible choices.

Online resources include:

  • Environmental Debates provide the opportunity to learn about two sides of a contentious issue affecting the environment.
  • Activity Links identify the most useful Internet links related to the environment and present short exercises that invite you to use these links to increase your understanding of the material.
  • Take a Stand activities encourage you to think critically and carefully weigh the short- and long-term advantages and disadvantages of a particular position relating to an environmental situation.
  • Research Projects provide you with specific suggestions for topics, reading materials, research techniques, and activities.
  • Case Studies highlight key issues in environmental science and lead you to related Web sites for further information.
  • How to Make a Difference shows how to get involved in environmental issues and lists environmental organizations that you can join.
  • Student Lounge offers valuable study tips and writing tips that will help you get a better grade.
  • Quizzes and Essays test your understanding of each chapter with multiple-choice, true/false questions, and short-answer essay questions. You can email your answers and responses directly to your instructor.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470525982
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/16/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.10(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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