MasteringEnvironmentalScience

MasteringEnvironmentalScience" with Pearson eText Student Access Kit for Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future / Edition 11

by Richard T. Wright, Dorothy Boorse
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321672674

ISBN-13: 9780321672674

Pub. Date: 06/30/2010

Publisher: Benjamin Cummings

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

By emphasizing the memorable themes of science, sustainability and stewardship, the Eleventh Edition of this popular textbook helps you understand the science behind environmental issues and what they can do to build a more sustainable future. This thorough revision features updated content, graphics, and photos, plus the addition of new co-author Dorothy Boorse. A wealth of effective new online resources is also available through the new MasteringEnvironmentalScience online assessment and tutorial system, including five intriguing Video Field Trips.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321672674
Publisher:
Benjamin Cummings
Publication date:
06/30/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
696
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.30(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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