Laboratory Manual for Environmental Science / Edition 2

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One of the few lab books available in the field, Environmental Science is designed to provide environmental scientists with active learning situations that demonstrate the impacts of interactions between humans and the environment. It encourages readers to reflect on real life conditions and the connection to the environment and sustainability. Emphasis is placed on writing and communication through lab reports, presentations, and real-world scenarios. Environmental scientists will be able to apply concepts in the lab and gain a stronger understanding of the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470087671
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/27/2009
  • Edition description: Lab Manual
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 617,187
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Travis Wagner is a Visiting assistant professor in environmental science and policy in the Department of Environmental Science, University of Southern Maine. He received his ph.D. in environmental and natural resource policy from The George Washington University, his M.P.P. in environmental policy from the University of Maryland-College Park, and his B.S. in environmental science from Unity College.

Robert Sanford is an associate professor of environmental science and policy in the Department of Environmental Science, University of Southern Maine. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in environmental science from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a B.A. in Anthropology from the State University of New York College at Potsdam.

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Table of Contents


Part One: General Information.

Laboratory Health & Safety Procedures.

Writing Laboratory Reports.

Part Two: Labs.

Lab One: Environmental Awareness.

Lab Two: Science and the Popular Media.

Lab Three: Greening of the Campus.

Lab Four: Environmental Site Inspection.

Lab Five: Life Cycle Assessment.

Lab Six: Urban Ecosystems.

Lab Seven: Experimental Design: Range of Tolerance.

Lab Eight: Experimental Design: Environmental Contamination.

Lab Nine: Landscaping for Energy Conservation.

Lab Ten: Human Survivorship Changes.

Lab Eleven: Dowsing for Water.

Lab Twelve: Aquatic Species Diversity.

Lab Thirteen: Environmental Forensics.

Lab Fourteen: Field Trip: Sewage Treatment Plant.

Lab Fifteen: Field Trip: Wetlands Mitigation.

Lab Sixteen: Field Trip: Water Treatment Plant.

Lab Seventeen: Global Climate Change and Automobiles.

Lab Eighteen: Indoor Air Quality Inspection.

Lab Nineteen: Soil Characterization.

Lab Twenty: Landfill Planning and Placement.

Lab Twenty-One: Pollution Prevention: Solid Waste.

Lab Twenty-Two: Field Trip: Solid Waste Management

Lab Twenty-Three: Toxicity Testing and the LC50.

Lab Twenty-Four: Environmental Risk Ranking.

Lab Twenty-Five: Sampling for Environmental Pollutants.

Lab Twenty-Six: Indoor Energy Conservation.

Lab Twenty-Seven: Lung Power.

Part Three: Applied Problem Sets.

Problem Set One: The Scientific Method: Observation andHypothesis.

Problem Set Two: The Scientific Method: Results andDiscussion.

Problem Set Three: Quantification of Environmental Problems.

Problem Set Four: Ecosystem Diagram.

Problem Set Five: Biogeochemical Concept Diagram.

Problem Set Six: Global Warming, CO2, and You.

Problem Set Seven: Recognizing Human Impacts.

Problem Set Eight: Ecological Footprints and Sustainability.

Problem Set Nine: Oil Consumption and Future Availability.

Problem Set Ten: Water Quality and Consumer Choice.

Problem Set Eleven: Local Environmental Risk.

Problem Set Twelve: Society and Waste.

Problem Set Thirteen: Introduction to EnvironmentalModeling.

Problem Set Fourteen: Ecological Identity.

Problem Set Fifteen: Trophic Levels and the ScarboroughMarsh.

Problem Set Sixteen: Trophic Ecology of Humans: The Best GuessBreakfast Interview.

Problem Set Seventeen: The Greening of Business.

Problem Set Eighteen: Pesticides and Food.

Problem Set Nineteen: Review and Reflection.

Part Four: Appendices.


The Metric System.

Conversion Factors.

Numerical Prefixes.

About the Authors.

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