Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet / Edition 6

Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet / Edition 6

ISBN-10:
0470049901
ISBN-13:
9780470049907
Pub. Date:
01/16/2007
Publisher:
Wiley

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Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet / Edition 6

Written by active scientists, this timely book helps readers understand how to think about the environment--not what to think. Incorporates five integrating themes: a global perspective, human population, sustainability, the urban world and values, knowledge and social justice. Each chapter begins with a case study that illustrates the topics discussed.

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ISBN-13: 9780470049907
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/16/2007
Edition description: REV
Pages: 768
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

ENVIRONMENT AS AN IDEA.
Basic Issues in Environmental Sciences.
Thinking Critically About the Environment.
EARTH AS A SYSTEM.
Systems and Change.
The Biogeochemical Cycles.
LIFE AND THE ENVIRONMENT.
The Human Population As An Environmental Problem.
Ecosystems and Ecological Communities.
Biological Diversity and Biogeography.
Biological Productivity and Energy Flow.
Succession and Restoration: How Ecosystems Respond to Disturbance.
SUSTAINING LIVING RESOURCES.
World Food Supply.
Effects of Agriculture on the Environment.
Wild Living Resources: Plentiful and Endangered.
Landscapes and Seascapes.
Environmental Health and Toxicology.
ENERGY.
Energy: Some Basics.
Fossil Fuels and the Environment.
Alternative Energy and the Environment.
Nuclear Energy and the Environment.
WATER ENVIRONMENT.
Water Supply, Use, and Management.
Water Pollution and Treatment.
AIR ENVIRONMENT.
The Atmosphere, Climate, and Global Warming.
Air Pollution.
Indoor Air Pollution.
Ozone Depletion.
ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY.
Environmental Economics.
Urban Environments.
Waste Management.
Minerals and the Environment.
Environmental Impact and Planning.
Integrating Values and Knowledge.
Appendices.
Glossary.
Notes.
Photo Credits.
Index.

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