Environmental Science: A Study of Interrelationships / Edition 12

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Overview

This full-color, introductory environmental science text is known for being concise and conceptual. The approach and reading level cover the basic concepts without overloading students with too much detail. The authors reinforce the text's central theme of "interrelationships" by providing a historical perspective, information on economic and political realities, discuss the role of different social experiences, and integrate this with the crucial science to describe the natural world and how we affect it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073383200
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/18/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 425,125
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Retired from teaching at Delta College summer/2000.

Eldon has over 30 years teaching experience in biology, zoology, and environmental science. Eldon has been a Fullbright Exchange Teacher in Australia and Scotland, received the Bergstein Award for Teaching Excellence at Delta College, and participated in an Earthwatch Research Program in Costa Rica. In addition to the environmental science text, Eldon is co-author of the very successful CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY, general biology text with WCB.

Brad is Dean of the Huxley School of Environmental Studies at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. Prior to this, he was Director of Environmental Education for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. Brad has degrees in political science, public administration, and natural resources from the University of Michigan. Before accepting the appointment with the EPA, Brad was a professor of political science and environmental studies for 15 years.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Environmental Interrelationships

Chapter 2 Environmental Ethics

Chapter 3 Environmental Risk: Economics, Assessment, and Management

Chapter 4 Interrelated Scientific Principles: Matter, Energy, and Environment

Chapter 5 Interactions: Environments and Organisms

Chapter 6 Kinds of Ecosystems and Communities

Chapter 7 Populations: Characteristics and Issues

Chapter 8 Energy and Civilization

Chapter 9 Energy Sources

Chapter 10 Nuclear Energy

Chapter 11 Biodiversity Issues

Chapter 12 Land-Use Planning

Chapter 13 Soil and Its Uses

Chapter 14 Agricultural Methods and Pest Management

Chapter 15 Water Management

Chapter 16 Air Quality Issues

Chapter 17 Solid Waste Management and Disposal

Chapter 18 Environmental Regulations: Hazardous Substances and Wastes

Chapter 19 Environmental Policy and Decision Making


Appendix 1 Periodic Table of the Elements
Appendix 2 Metric Unit Conversion Tables
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