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Overview

Written by active scientists, this timely book helps readers understand how to think about the environment--not what to think. Incorporates five integrating themes: a global perspective, human population, sustainability, the urban world and values, knowledge and social justice. Each chapter begins with a case study that illustrates the topics discussed.
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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: 9780470118559
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/3/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 752
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (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 Sciences.

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: The Biogeochemical Cycles.

Chapter 6: Ecosystems and Ecosystem Management.

Chapter 7: Biological Diversity.

Chapter 8: Biogeography.

Chapter 9: Biological Productivity and Energy Flow.

Chapter 10: Ecological Restoration.

Chapter 11: Producing Enough Food for the World: How Agriculture Depends on Environment.

Chapter 12: Effects of Agriculture on the Environment.

Chapter 13: Forests, Parks, and Landscapes.

Chapter 14: Wildlife, Fisheries, and Endangered Species.

Chapter 15: Environmental Health, Pollution, and Toxicology.

Chapter 16: Natural Disasters and Catastrophes.

Chapter 17: Energy: Some Basics.

Chapter 18: Fossil Fuels and the Environment.

Chapter 19: Alternative Energy and the Environment.

Chapter 20: Nuclear Energy and the Environment.

Chapter 21: Water Supply, Use, and Management.

Chapter 22: Water Pollution and Treatment.

Chapter 23: The Atmosphere, Climate, and Global Warming.

Chapter 24: Air Pollution and Depletion.

Chapter 25: Indoor Air Pollution.

Chapter 26: Minerals and the Environment.

Chapter 27: Dollars and Environmental Sense: Economics of Environmental Issues.

Chapter 28: Urban Environments.

Chapter 29: Waste Management.

Appendix.

Glossary.

Notes.

Photo Credits.

Index.

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