Visualizing Environmental Science / Edition 2

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Overview

Berg's Visualizing Environmental Science engages readers through its visual, balanced approach, leaving them with a better understanding of the fundamentals of Environmental Science and the current events they apply to. Visualizing Environmental Science 4th Edition includes key content updates and an enriched emphasis on data analysis and graphing. The Fourth Edition also includes the development of a new Graphing Activity, allowing instructors to demonstrate the use of graphs in class and assign data analysis projects and questions outside of class. Also included is coverage on key developments since the publication of the 3rd edition, specifically the BP Oil Spill, Haiti, Fukishima Earthquake, Superstorm Sandy and other hot topics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470118580
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/27/2008
  • Series: VISUALIZING Series , #73
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 1,277,026
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda R. Berg is an award-winning teacher and textbook author. She received a B.S. in science education, M.S. in botany, and Ph.D. in plant physiology from the University of Maryland. Her research focused on the evolutionary implications of steroid biosynthetic pathways in various organisms.
Dr. Berg taught at the University of Maryland-College Park, for 17 years, and at St. Petersburg Junior College in Florida for 10 years. She has taught introductory courses in environmental science, biology, and botany to thousands of students and has received numerous teaching and service awards. Dr. Berg is also the recipient of many national and regional awards, including the National Science Teachers Association Award for Innovations in College Teaching, the Nation's Capital Area Disabled Student Services Award, and the Washington Academy of Sciences Award in University Science Teaching.

Mary Catherine Hager is a professional science writer and editor specializing in educational materials for life and earth sciences. She received her double-major B.A. in Environmental Science and Biology from the University of Virginia, and her M.S. in Zoology from the University of Georgia. Her Master’s research focused on behavioral ecology of schooling fishes.
Upon completion of her Master’s degree, Ms. Hager worked as an editor for an environmental consulting firm, and as a senior editor for a scientific reference publisher. For the past 15 years, Ms. Hager has worked as a self-employed writer and editor in Lafayette, Louisiana. She has published articles in environmental trade magazines, edited comprehensive federal and state reports addressing wetlands conservation issues, and written components of biology and environmental science textbooks for target audiences ranging from middle school to college.
Ms. Hager considers her writing and editing pursuits to be a natural product of her scientific training and curiosity coupled with her love of reading and communicating effectively.

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Table of Contents

1 The Environmental Challenges We Face 2

2 Sustainability and Human Values 26

3 Environmental History, Politics, and Economics 48

4 Risk Analysis and Environmental Health Hazards 72

5 How Ecosystems Work 96

6 Ecosystems and Evolution 126

7 Human Population Change and the Environment 158

8 Air and Air Pollution 190

9 Global Atmospheric Changes 216

10 Freshwater Resources and Water Pollution 242

11 The Ocean and Fisheries 272

12 Mineral and Soil Resources 296

13 Land Resources 320

14 Agriculture and Food Resources 348

15 Biodiversity and Conservation 372

16 Solid and Hazardous Waste 396

17 Nonrenewable Energy Resources 418

18 Renewable Energy Resources 442

Graphing Appendix 466

Glossary 475

Index 480

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