Outlooks: Readings for Environmental Literacy / Edition 2

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Outlooks: Readings For Environmental Literacy, Second Edition Is An Anthology Of Recent Articles Covering Diverse Viewpoints On Environmental Issues And Solutions. The Organization Is The Same Sequence Used In Environmental Science: Systems And Solutions, Third Edition, Written By Michael L. Mckinney And Robert M. Schoch;
However, Outlooks Provides Tangible Examples For The Breadth Of Material Students Typically Encounter When Using Any Environmental Science Text.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763732806
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Edition description: 2E
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1 The Environment and Humans 1
1. The Challenges We Face (Time, August 26, 2002) 3
2. Perceiving the Population Bomb (World Watch, July/August 2001) 7
3. Rich vs. Poor (E: the Environmental Magazine, November/December 2002) 10
4. Environmental Refugees (The Ecologist, July/August 2002) 12
Section 2 Environment of Life on Earth 17
5. The Most Important Fish in the Sea (Discover, September 2001) 19
6. Trout Are Wildlife, Too (Audubon, December 2002) 24
7. Hostile Beauty (National Wildlife, August/September 2002) 29
8. Wilding America (Discover, September 2002) 32
Section 3 Resource Use and Management 37
9. The Winds of Change (Time, August 26, 2002) 39
10. Scientists Say a Quest for Clean Energy Must Begin Now (New York Times, November 1, 2002) 42
11. Link Seen Between Water Scarcity and Poverty (Global Information Network, December 12, 2002) 44
12. Atlanta's Growing Thirst Creates Water War (New York Times, May 27, 2002) 47
13. North America Losing Biodiversity, Say Experts (Global Information Network, January 7, 2002) 50
14. Buzz Cut (Sierra, April 2003) 52
15. Feeding the World (The Futurist, September/October 2002) 55
Section 4 Dealing with Environmental Degradation 61
16. Ill Winds: The Chemical Plant Next Door (E: The Environmental Magazine, September/October 2002) 63
17. Facing Up to a Dirty Secret (Far Eastern Economic Review, December 12, 2002) 68
18. Attacking an Arsenic Plague (Popular Science, November 2002) 71
19. Long-Term Data Show Lingering Effects from Acid Rain (Science, April 13, 2001) 73
20. News on the Environment Isn't Always Bad (Christian Science Monitor, October 4, 2002) 76
21. The Weather Turns Wild (U.S. News & World Report, February 5, 2001) 78
22. Climate Policy Needs a New Approach (Geotimes, May 2001) 82
23. Bioreactors and EPA Proposal to Deregulate Landfills (BioCycle, January 2003) 85
24. Managing the Environmental legacy of U.S. Nuclear-Weapons Production (American Scientist, November/December 2002) 88
25. Silent Spring: A Sequel? (National Wildlife, December 2002/January 2003) 96
Section 5 Environmental Issues: Aspects and Solutions 101
26. Too Green for Their Own Good? (Time, August 26, 2002) 103
27. Seeing Green: Knowing and Saving the Environment on Film (American Anthropologist, December 2002) 106
28. A Forest Path Out of Poverty (Christian Science Monitor, August 9, 2002) 117
29. Growers and Greens Unite (Sierra, January/February 2003) 119
30. Needed: A National Center for Biological Invasions (Issues in Science and Technology, Summer 2001) 123
31. Privatizing Water (World Watch, January/February 2003) 128
32. Groups Sue Government Agency Over Global Warming (Global Information Network, December 5, 2002) 131
33. GM and Ford Pressed to Cut Greenhouse Gases (Global Information Network, December 12, 2002) 133
34. Tricks of Free Trade (Sierra, September/October 2001) 135
35. Lots of It About--Corporate Social Responsibility The Economist, December 14, 2002 139
36. Economic Growth and the Environment: Alternatives to the Limits Paradigm (BioScience, May, 2000) 142
Answers 151
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