Environmental Science: Living Within The System of Nature / Edition 3

Environmental Science: Living Within The System of Nature / Edition 3

by Charles E. Kupchella
     
 

ISBN-10: 0132827409

ISBN-13: 9780132827409

Pub. Date: 04/20/1998

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Utilizing a human-centered approach, this text bases its ideas for environmental science on ecological principles and extends coverage to the interactions between humankind and the environment.  It covers the basic principles of ecology, Homo Sapiens in the scheme of natural things, the impact of human activities on health and the environment, and problems and

Overview

Utilizing a human-centered approach, this text bases its ideas for environmental science on ecological principles and extends coverage to the interactions between humankind and the environment.  It covers the basic principles of ecology, Homo Sapiens in the scheme of natural things, the impact of human activities on health and the environment, and problems and solutions.  For professionals in environmental science.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132827409
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
04/20/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
8.49(w) x 11.04(h) x 1.29(d)

Table of Contents

I. BASIC PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY

 1. The Framework of Ecology.

 2. Energy in Ecosystems.

 3. Material Cycles in Living Systems.

 4. Populations and Communities.

 5. Evolution and Ecology: The Emergence of the Ecosphere.

II. HOMO SAPIENS IN THE SCHEME OF NATURAL THINGS

 6. Energy in Human Affairs.

 7. Mineral and Water Resources.

 8. Population, Food, and Hunger.

III. THE IMPACT OF HUMAN ACTIVITIES ON HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT

 9. Air Pollutants and Their Sources.

10. The Effects of Air Pollution.

11. Control of Air Pollution.

12. Water Pollution.

13. Land Use and Land Misuse.

14. Wildlife, Wilderness, and Other Biological Resources.

15. Noise as an Air Pollutant

16. The Problems of Persistent Hazardous Materials in the Ecosphere.

17. Waste Disposal in the Ecosphere.

18. Cancer and the Environment.

IV. POINTS OF VIEW

19. Human Institutions: Problems and Solutions.

20. From Problems to Promise: An Assessment.

Appendix: Think Metric.

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