Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future / Edition 12

Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future / Edition 12

by Richard T. Wright, Dorothy T. Boorse
     
 

For introductory courses in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and Environmental Biology.

With dramatically revised illustrations, the Twelfth Edition of Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future is even more student-friendly while retaining the currency and accuracy that has made Wright/Boorse a best seller. The

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Overview

For introductory courses in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and Environmental Biology.

With dramatically revised illustrations, the Twelfth Edition of Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future is even more student-friendly while retaining the currency and accuracy that has made Wright/Boorse a best seller. The text and media program continue to help you understand the science behind environmental issues and what you can do to build a more sustainable future, with further exploration of the hallmark core themes: Science, Sustainability, and Stewardship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321811530
Publisher:
Benjamin Cummings
Publication date:
01/22/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
672
Sales rank:
158,868
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

I. FRAMEWORK FOR A SUSTATAINABLE FUTURE

1. Science and the Environment

2. Economics, Politics, and Public Policy

II. ECOLOGY: THE SCIENCE OF ORGANISMS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT

3. Basic Needs of Living Things

4. Populations and Communities

5. Ecosystems: Energy, Patterns, and Disturbance

6. Wild Species and Biodiversity

7. The Use and Restoration of Ecosystems

III. THE HUMAN POPULATION AND ESSENTIAL RESOURCES

8. The Human Population

9. Population and Development

10. Water: Hydrologic Cycle and Human Use

11. Soil: Foundation for Land Ecosystems

12. The Production and Distribution of Food

13. Pests and Pest Control

IV. HARNESSING ENERGY FOR HUMAN SOCIETY

14. Energy from Fossil Fuels

15. Nuclear Power

16. Renewable Energy

V. POLLUTION AND PREVENTION

17. Environmental Hazards and Human Health

18. Global Climate Change

19. Atmospheric Pollution

20. Water Pollution and Its Prevention

21. Municipal Solid Waste: Disposal and Recovery

22. Hazardous Chemicals: Pollution and Prevention

VI. STEWARDSHIP FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

23. Sustainable Communities and Lifestyles

Appendix A Environmental

Organizations

Appendix B Units of Measure

Credits

Glossary

Index

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