Environmental Science Demystified

Environmental Science Demystified

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by Linda Williams
     
 

AN ENVIRONMENTALLY CORRECT WAY TO LEARN

Now anyone with an interest in environmental science can master it — without formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. In Environmental Science Demystified, scientist and writer Linda Williams provides an effective, entertaining, and scientifically compelling way to learn or review the fundamentals of

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AN ENVIRONMENTALLY CORRECT WAY TO LEARN

Now anyone with an interest in environmental science can master it — without formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. In Environmental Science Demystified, scientist and writer Linda Williams provides an effective, entertaining, and scientifically compelling way to learn or review the fundamentals of environmental science.

With Environmental Science Demystified, you master the subject one simple step at a time — at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide offers quizzes at the end of each chapter and part to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 100-question "final exam" to reinforce the subject as a whole.

Here's everything you need to:

  • Become a better friend to Planet Earth with real-world examples, environmental notes, tips, and scientific news
  • Uncover humans' impact on the Earth's atmosphere, land masses, and water bodies, and the impact of solid and hazardous wastes
  • Learn the truth about the greenhouse effect, global warming, and weather cycles
  • Discover amazing ecosystems and biodiversity, erosion and desertification
  • Learn about the hydrologic cycle, oceans, glaciers, and water pollution and treatment
  • Discover the secrets of geochemical carbon and calcium cycling
  • Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself!

Simple enough for beginners but substantial enough for advanced students, Environmental Science Demystified is your direct route to learning or brushing up on this important subject.

Linda D. Williams is a writer in the fields of science and medicine. She has worked as a technical writer and chief scientist at NASA and McDonnell Douglas, and served as a science speaker for a number of years. Ms. Williams is the author of two other popular volumes in this series, Earth Science Demystified and Chemistry Demystified.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071453196
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Demystified Series
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Linda D. Williams is a writer in the fields of science and medicine. She has worked as a technical writer and chief scientist at NASA and McDonnell Douglas, and served as a science speaker for a number of years. Ms. Williams is the author of two other popular volumes in this series, Earth Science Demystified and Chemistry Demystified.

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Environmental Science Demystified 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is, overall, a pretty good book, but when I got mine it had typos and inaccuracy at the beginning, but I don't think so anywhere else.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book should should be required for anyone who plans to live for long time on the planet earth! Well, okay, recommended reading. It is a do-it-yourself crash course, just like the other 'Demystified' books. This one is not too mathematical, and it's easy to read. It starts out with a section called 'Atmosphere,' then goes to 'Water,' and then to 'Land.' The three ancient elements! The fourth section says 'What Can Be Done.' This part is informative but not political. Dr. Williams does not push an agenda other than the one we all ought to want, and that is to keep this planet habitable!