Environmental Science For Dummies

Environmental Science For Dummies

by Alecia M. Spooner
     
 

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Grasp fundamental concepts of environmental science

Do you have a hard time grasping the interrelationships of the natural world and the role that humans play within the environment? Fear no more! Presented in a straightforward way, Environmental Science For Dummies gives you plain-English, easy-to-understand explanations of the

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Grasp fundamental concepts of environmental science

Do you have a hard time grasping the interrelationships of the natural world and the role that humans play within the environment? Fear no more! Presented in a straightforward way, Environmental Science For Dummies gives you plain-English, easy-to-understand explanations of the concepts and material you'll encounter in your introductory-level course.

  • Environmental Science 101 — understand key concepts and principles, like how to measure human impact with the ecological footprint and how to use the ecosystem as a unit of study
  • What's the matter? — grasp the "stuff" that makes up all things — matter — and take a look at how atoms bond to form molecules
  • Quench your thirst — find the 4-1-1 on the Earth's natural resources and understand why biodiversity is so important (and why it's in danger in many parts of the world)
  • Take a deep breath — discover the dangerous substances or toxins that are present in the environment and how garbage and hazardous waste can be managed to reduce further damage
  • Follow the recycled brick road — shift your perspective from human-centered to ecosystem-centered to make more sustainable choices

Open the book and find:

  • What energy is, how it works, and how it flows
  • The pros and cons of alternative energy sources
  • An exploration of the ecosystem
  • A look at the Earth's natural resources
  • How and why the climate is changing
  • Effects of air and water pollution
  • Ten simple ways to live more sustainably
  • Potential careers in environmental science

Learn to:

  • Apply concepts of environmental science to your life
  • Supplement classroom learning with confidence
  • Explore issues surrounding natural resources and sustainability
  • Understand how the choices you make impact the environment

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118239612
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/22/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
792,850
File size:
8 MB

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