Environmental Science - Text Only / Edition 5

Environmental Science - Text Only / Edition 5

by Daniel B. Botkin, Edward A. Keller
     
 

ISBN-10: 047148816X

ISBN-13: 9780471488163

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: Wiley

Just read the headlines. Whether it’s global warming, arctic drilling, or expanding industrial nations, the news is filled with stories about environmental issues. To understand the news, you have to understand the science. With Botkin and Keller’s Fifth Edition of Environmental Science, you’ll have the opportunity to develop a firm foundation

Overview

Just read the headlines. Whether it’s global warming, arctic drilling, or expanding industrial nations, the news is filled with stories about environmental issues. To understand the news, you have to understand the science. With Botkin and Keller’s Fifth Edition of Environmental Science, you’ll have the opportunity to develop a firm foundation of scientific knowledge, so you can think through environmental issues and make your own decisions regarding the environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471488163
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
8.88(w) x 10.96(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

1. Key Theories in Environmental Sciences.

2. Science as a Way of Knowing: Critically Thinking about the Environment.

3. The Big Picture: Systems and Change.

4. The Human Population and the Environment.

5. The Biogeochemical Cycles.

6. Ecosystems and Ecosystem Management.

7. Biological Diversity.

8. Biogeography.

9. Biological Productivity and Energy Flow.

10. Ecological Restoration.

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

12. Effects of Agriculture on the Environment.

13. Forests, Parks, and Landscapes.

14. Wildlife, Fisheries, and Endangered Species.

15. Environmental Health, Pollution, and Toxicology.

16. Energy: Some Basics.

17. Fossil Fuels and the Environment.

18. Alternative Energy and the Environment.

19. Nuclear Energy and the Environment.

20. Water Supply, Use, and Management.

21. Water Pollution and Treatment.

22. The Atmosphere, Climate, and Global Warming.

23. Air Pollution.

24. Indoor Air Pollution.

25. Ozone Depletion.

26. Minerals and the Environmental.

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

28. Urban Environments.

29. Waste Management.

30. Imaggine a Sustainable Future.

Appendix.

Glossary.

Notes.

Photo Credits.

Index. 

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