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Environmental Science / Edition 8

Environmental Science / Edition 8

by Daniel D. Chiras


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ISBN-13: 9780763759254
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 01/17/2009
Edition description: 8E
Pages: 688
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Director, The Evergreen Institute, Center for Green Building and Renewable Energy

Table of Contents

PART 1. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: SUSTAINABILITY, SCIENCE, AND SYSTEMS. 1. Living Sustainably on the Earth. 2. Thinking Critically about Environmental Issues and Solutions. 3. An Inquiry into the Roots of the Environmental Crisis. 4. Environmental Protection by Design: Restructuring Systems for Sustainability. PART 2. NATURAL SYSTEMS/HUMAN SYSTEMS: SEARCHING FOR A SUSTAINABLE RELATIONSHIP. 5. Principles of Ecology: How Ecosystems Work. 6. Principles of Ecology: Biomes and Aquatic Life Zones. 7. Principles of Ecology: Self-Sustaining Mechanisms in Ecosystems. 8. Human Ecology: Our Changing Relationship with the Environment. PART 3. THE POPULATION CHALLENGE: SOLVING THE WORLD'S MOST PRESSING PROBLEM SUSTAINABLY. 9. Population: Measuring Growth and Its Impact. 10. Stabilizing the Human Population: Strategies for Sustainability. PART 4. RESOURCE ISSUES: SOLUTIONS FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY. 11. Creating a Sustainable System of Agriculture to Feed the World's People. 12. Preserving Biological Diversity. 13. Grasslands, Forests, and Wilderness: Sustainable Management Strategies. 14. Water Resources: Preserving Our Liquid Assets and Protecting Aquatic Ecosystems. 15. Nonrenewable Energy Sources. 16. Foundations of a Sustainable Energy System: Conservation and Renewable Energy Sources. 17. The Earth and Its Mineral Resources. 18. Creating Sustainable Cities and Towns: Principles and Practices of Sustainable Development. PART 5. POLLUTION: LEARNING TO LIVE WITHIN THE EARTH'S CARRYING CAPACITY. 19. Principles of Toxicology and Risk Assessment: Understanding How Pollution and Chemical Wastes Affect Our Health and theEnvironment. 20. Air Pollution: Living and Working on the Earth without Polluting the Air. 21. Global Air Pollution: Acid Deposition, Global Climate Change, and Ozone Depletion. 22. Water Pollution: Protecting Our Liquid Assets. 23. Pests and Pesticides: Protecting Crops Sustainably. 24. Solid and Hazardous Wastes: Finding Sustainable Solutions to Growing Problems. PART 6. ETHICS, ECONOMICS, AND ENVIRONMENT. 25. Sustainable Ethics: A New Paradigm for the Twenty-First Century. 26. Sustainable Economics: Strategies for Industrial Nations. 27. Economics: Strategies for Developing Nations. 28. Law, Government, and Society: Creating a Sustainable System of Government.

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