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This book follows a unique approach by placing a greater emphasis on visual learning as a means for environmental scientists to understand and connect with the central issues of environmental science. It vividly illustrates the overarching role that humans play in our planet's environmental problems and successes. In each chapter, What a Scientist Sees features are presented to highlight a concept or phenomenon from the perspective of a professional in the field. Process diagrams are also used to depict complex processes. Environmental scientists will be able to reinforce their understanding of the field and gain new insights with this second edition.
1. The Environmental Dilemmas We Face.
2. Environmental Sustainability and Human Values.
3. Environmental History, Politics, and Economics.
4. Risk Analysis and Environmental Hazards.
5. How Ecosystems Work.
6. Ecosystems and Evolution.
7. Human Population change and the Environment.
8. Air and Air Pollution.
9. Global Atmospheric Changes.
10. Freshwater Resources and Water Pollution.
11. The Ocean and Fisheries.
12. Environmental Geology: Mineral and Soil Resources.
13. Environmental Geography: Land Resources.
14. Agriculture and Food Resources.
15. Biological Resources.
16. Solid and Hazardous Waste: an Unrecognized Recognized.
17. Nonrenewable Energy Resources.
18. Renewable Energy Resources.