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Environment / Edition 3
     

Environment / Edition 3

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by Peter H. Raven, Linda R. Berg
 

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ISBN-10: 0030315719

ISBN-13: 9780030315718

Pub. Date: 07/26/2000

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780030315718
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/26/2000
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
8.84(w) x 11.21(h) x 1.13(d)

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'sWorld.

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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