Environmental Science: A Global Concern / Edition 8

Environmental Science: A Global Concern / Edition 8

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by William P. Cunningham, Mary Ann Cunningham, Barbara Woodworth Saigo
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0072439564

ISBN-13: 9780072439564

Pub. Date: 07/28/2004

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Environmental Science: A Global Concern, Eleventh Edition, is a comprehensive presentation of environmental science for non-science majors which emphasizes critical thinking, environmental responsibility, and global awareness. This book is intended for use in a one- or two-semester course in environmental science, human ecology, or environmental studies

Overview

Environmental Science: A Global Concern, Eleventh Edition, is a comprehensive presentation of environmental science for non-science majors which emphasizes critical thinking, environmental responsibility, and global awareness. This book is intended for use in a one- or two-semester course in environmental science, human ecology, or environmental studies at the college or advanced placement high school level.

We have updated data throughout the chapters in this book. Information and examples presented are the most recent available as of the mid-2009. You will find an abundance of specific numbers and current events – details that are difficult to keep up-to-date in a textbook.

The goal of this book is to provide an up-to-date, introductory global view of essential themes in environmental science along with emphasis on details and case studies that will help students process and retain the general principles. Because most students who will use this book are freshman or sophomore non-science majors, the authors make the text readable and accessible without technical jargon or a presumption of prior science background.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072439564
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Edition description:
8TH
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Part One Principles for Understanding Our Environment

1 Understanding Our Environment

2 Principles of Science and Systems

3 Matter, Energy, and Life

4 Evolution, Biological Communities, and Species Interactions

5 Biomes: Global Patterns of Life

6 Population Biology
Part Two People in the Environment

7 Human Populations

8 Environmental Health and Toxicology

9 Food and Hunger

10 Farming: Conventional and Sustainable Practices
Part Three Understanding and Managing Living Systems

11 Biodiversity: Preserving Species

12 Biodiversity: Preserving Landscapes

13 Restoration Ecology
Part Four Physical Resources and Environmental Systems

14 Geology and Earth Resources

15 Air, Weather, and Climate

16 Air Pollution

17 Water Use and Management

18 Water Pollution
Part Five Issues and Policy

19 Conventional Energy

20 Sustainable Energy

21 Solid, Toxic, and Hazardous Waste

22 Urbanization and Sustainable Cities

23 Ecological Economics

24 Environmental Policy, Law, and Planning

25 What Then Shall We Do?

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