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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.
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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: 9780470006399
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/25/2001
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1052
  • Product dimensions: 8.87 (w) x 11.18 (h) x 1.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Humans in the Environment 1
Interview: Lester Brown on the Environmental Revolution 2
Ch. 1 Our Changing Environment 4
Ch. 2 Solving Environmental Problems 20
Pt. 2 The World We Live In 37
Interview: George Woodwell on Global Ecology and the Human Factor 38
Ch. 3 Ecosystems and Energy 40
Ch. 4 Ecosystems and Living Things 58
Ch. 5 Ecosystems and the Physical Environment 75
Ch. 6 Major Ecosystems of the World 93
Ch. 7 Ecosystems, Economics, and Government 116
Pt. 3 A Crowded World 137
Interview: Anne & Paul Ehrlich on A Population Policy for the Super-Consumers 138
Ch. 8 Understanding Population Growth 140
Ch. 9 Facing the Problems of Overpopulation 157
Pt. 4 The Search for Energy 175
Interview: L. Hunter Lovins on Efficiency Technology: Less Energy, More Power 176
Ch. 10 Fossil Fuels 178
Ch. 11 Nuclear Energy 205
Ch. 12 Renewable Energy and Conservation 232
Pt. 5 Our Precious Resources 261
Interview: Russell Train on Preserving Biological Diversity in the Developing World 262
Ch. 13 Water: A Fragile Resource 264
Ch. 14 Soils and Their Preservation 295
Ch. 15 Minerals: A Nonrenewable Resource 322
Ch. 16 Wildlife: Our Plant and Animal Resources 343
Ch. 17 Land Resources and Conservation 368
Ch. 18 Food Resources: A Challenge for Agriculture 393
Interview: Richard Mahoney on Delivering Biotechnology to Developing Nations 416
Pt. 6 Environmental Concerns 419
Interview: Frank Press on Transnational Cooperation in Environmental Science 420
Ch. 19 Air Pollution 422
Ch. 20 Global Changes 445
Ch. 21 Water and Soil Pollution 465
Ch. 22 The Pesticide Dilemma 493
Ch. 23 Solid and Hazardous Wastes 518
Pt. 7 Tomorrow's World 545
Interview: Jerry Greenfield on Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream: The Business of Social Responsibility 546
Ch. 24 Tomorrow's World 548
Satellite Photo Composite: Earth at Night 566
Glossary G-1
Appendix I: Review of Basic Chemistry A-1
Appendix II: How To Make A Difference A-4
Appendix III: Green Collar Professions A-10
Appendix IV: Units of Measure: Some Useful Conversions A-12
References R-1
Index I-1
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