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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 ...
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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071453196
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Series: Demystified Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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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Table of Contents

PART ONE: ATMOSPHERE

Chapter 1. Our Planet Earth

Chapter 2. World Ecosystems and Biodiversity

Chapter 3. Atmosphere

Chapter 4. Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming
Test: Part One
PART TWO: WATER

Chapter 5. Hydrologic Cycle

Chapter 6. Oceans and Fisheries

Chapter 7. Glaciers

Chapter 8. Water Pollution and Treatment
Test: Part Two

PART THREE: LAND

Chapter 9. Weathering and Erosion

Chapter 10. Deserts

Chapter 11. Geochemical Cycling

Chapter 12. Solid and Hazardous Waste
Test: Part Three
PART FOUR: WHAT CAN BE DONE?

Chapter 13. Fossil Fuels

Chapter 14. Solar and Nuclear Energy

Chapter 15. Wind, Hydroelectric and Geothermal Energy

Chapter 16. Future Policy and Alternatives
Test: Part Four
FINAL EXAM
ANSWERS TO EARTH QUIZ, TEST AND EXAM QUESTIONS
APPENDIX I: TERMS AND ORGANIZATIONS
APPENDIX II: CONVERSION FACTORS, REFERENCES, INTERNET REFERENCES, INDEX
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2008

    What I think.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2008

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    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!

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