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Overview

Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, Eighth Edition provides emphasis on the scientific process throughout the book gives readers the structure to develop their critical thinking skills. Updated and revised to include the latest research in the field, the eighth edition continues to present a balanced analytical and interdisciplinary approach to the field. New streamlined text clears away the "jargon" to bring the issues and the science to the forefront. The new design and updated image program highlights key points and makes the book easier to navigate.
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An introductory textbook that presents the most important concepts in the study of the environment from an analytical and interdisciplinary perspective, and encourages students to formulate their own thoughts about environmental problems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470520338
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/21/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 516,997
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel B. Botkin, University of California, Santa Barbara
Edward A. Keller, University of California - Santa Barbara
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Key Themes in Environmental Science.

Chapter 2 Science as a Way of Knowing: Critical Thinking about the Environment.

Chapter 3 The Big Picture: Systems of Change.

Chapter 4 The Human Population and The Environment.

Chapter 5 Ecosystems: Concepts and Fundamentals.

Chapter 6 The Biogeochemical Cycles.

Chapter 7 Dollars and Environmental Sense: Economics of Environmental Issues.

Chapter 8 Biological Diversity and Biological Invasions.

Chapter 9 Ecological Restoration.

Chapter 10 Environmental Heath, Pollution, and Toxicology.

Chapter 11 Agriculture, Aquaculture, and the Environemnt.

Chapter 12 Landscapes: Forests, Parks, and Wilderness.

Chapter 13 Wildlife, Fisheries, and Endangered Species.

Chapter 14 Energy: Some Basics.

Chapter 15 Fossil Fuels and the Environment.

Chapter 16 Alternative Energy and the Environment.

Chapter 17 Nuclear Energy and the Environment.

Chapter 18 Water Supply, Use, and Management.

Chapter 19 Water Pollution and Treatment.

Chapter 20 The Atmosphere, Climate, and Global Warming.

Chapter 21 Air Pollution.

Chapter 22 Urban Environments.

Chapter 23 Materials Management.

Chapter 24 Our Environmental Future.

Appendix.

Glossary.

Notes.

Photo Credits.

Index.

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