Environmental Science: A Global Concern / Edition 9by William P. Cunningham, Barbara Woodworth Saigo, Mary Ann Cunningham, Barbara Woodworth Saigo
Pub. Date: 11/15/2005
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/i>… See more details below
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.
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Table of Contents
Part One Principles for Understanding Our Environment1 Understanding Our Environment2 Principles of Science and Systems3 Matter, Energy, and Life4 Evolution, Biological Communities, and Species Interactions5 Biomes: Global Patterns of Life6 Population Biology
Part Two People in the Environment7 Human Populations8 Environmental Health and Toxicology9 Food and Hunger10 Farming: Conventional and Sustainable Practices
Part Three Understanding and Managing Living Systems11 Biodiversity: Preserving Species12 Biodiversity: Preserving Landscapes13 Restoration Ecology
Part Four Physical Resources and Environmental Systems14 Geology and Earth Resources15 Air, Weather, and Climate16 Air Pollution17 Water Use and Management18 Water Pollution
Part Five Issues and Policy19 Conventional Energy20 Sustainable Energy21 Solid, Toxic, and Hazardous Waste22 Urbanization and Sustainable Cities23 Ecological Economics24 Environmental Policy, Law, and Planning25 What Then Shall We Do?
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