Environment: With 2001 World Population Data Sheet, Without Web-Enhanced Feature / Edition 3

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Overview

Environment, Second Edition is a serious science text that is appealing and understandable to students from all disciplines. It takes a solutions-oriented approach to environmental problems by providing students with information and allowing them to make their own conclusions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470003589
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 11.12 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter H. Raven, one of the world's leading botanists, has dedicated nearly three decades to conservation and biodiversity as Director of the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, where he has cultivated a world-class institution of horticultural display, education, and research. Described by Time magazine as "Hero for the Planet," Dr. Raven champions research around the world to preserve endangered species and is a leading advocate for conservation and a sustainable environment.

Dr. Raven is chair of the National Geographic Society's Committee for Research and Exploration and he is President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the receipient of numerous prizes and awards, including Japan's International Prize for Biology, the Environmental Prize of the Institute de la Vie, the Volvo Environment Prize, the Tyler Prize for Environment Achievement, and the Sasakawa Environment Prize. He also has held Guggenheim and MacArthur fellowships.

Dr. Raven received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, after completitng his undergraduate work at the University of California, Berkeley.

Linda R. Berg is an award-winning teacher and textbook author. She received a B.S. in science education, M.S. in botany, and Ph.D. in plant physiology from the University of Maryland. Her research focused on the evolutionary implications of steriod biosynthetic pathways in various organisms.

Dr. Berg taught at the University of Maryland-College Park, for 17 years, and is presently an Adjunct Professor at St. Petersburg Junior College in Florida. She has taught introductory courses in environmental science, biology, and botany to thousands of students since 1972. At the University of Maryland, she received numerous teaching and service awards. Dr. Berg is also the receipient of many national and regional awards, including the National Science Teachers Association Award for Innovations in College Teaching, the Nation's Capital Area Disabled Student Services Award, and the Washington Academy of Sciences Award in University Science Teaching.

During her career as a professional science writer, Dr. Berg has authored or coauthored several leading college science textbooks. Her writing reflects her teaching style and love of science.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Humans in the Environment.

Interview: Rita Colwell, Dir., the National Science Foundation.

CHAPTER 1 Our Changing Environment.

CHAPTER 2 Addressing Environmental Problems, Part I.

CHAPTER 3 Addressing Environmental Problems, Part II.

Part 2: The World We Live In.

Interview: Jane Lubchenco, Oregon State University.

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 3: A Crowded World.

Interview: Nafis Sadik, Exec. Dir., United Nations Population Fund.

CHAPTER 8 Understanding Population Growth.

CHAPTER 9 Facing the Problems of Overpopulation.

Part 4: The Search for Energy.

Interview: William Browning, The Rocky Mountain Institute.

CHAPTER 10 Fossil Fuels.

CHAPTER 11 Nuclear Energy.

CHAPTER 12 Renewable Energy and Conservation.

Part 5: Our Precious Resources.

Interview: Jack Turnell, the Pitchfork Ranch, Wyo.

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 6: Environmental Concerns.

Interview: Robert Watson, World Bank Dir. for Environment and Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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 7: Tomorrow's World.

Interview: Peter Gleick, Dir., the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security.

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 Acronyms Used 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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