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Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

by Michael L. McKinney, Robert Schoch


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Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions provides a comprehensive overview and synthesis of current environmental issues and problems. The authors adopt an "earth systems" approach which allows students to recognize society and the environment as an interrelated system. Environmental issues are examined throughout the text and realistic solutions to these issues are thoroughly investigated from an objective, practical perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763709181
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 04/01/2003
Series: Environmental Science Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 8.56(w) x 11.18(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents

Section 1The Environment and Humans1
Chapter 1Environmental Science: An Overview2
Chapter 2Human Population Growth30
Section 2The Environment of Life on Planet Earth56
Chapter 3The Biosphere: Populations, Communities, Ecosystems, and Biogeochemical Cycles58
Chapter 4The Distribution of Life on Earth92
Chapter 5The Dynamic Earth and Natural Hazards112
Section 3Resource Use and Management140
Chapter 6Principles of Resource Management142
Chapter 7Fundamentals of Energy, Fossil Fuels, and Nuclear Energy160
Chapter 8Renewable and Alternative Energy Sources194
Chapter 9Water Resources222
Chapter 10Mineral Resources246
Chapter 11Conserving Biological Resources260
Chapter 12Land Resources and Management282
Chapter 13Feeding The World306
Section 4Dealing With Environmental Degradation334
Chapter 14Principles of Pollution Control, Toxicology, and Risk336
Chapter 15Water Pollution362
Chapter 16Air Pollution: Local and Region386
Chapter 17Global Air Pollution: Destruction of the Ozone Layer and Global Climate Change410
Chapter 18Municipal Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste442
Section 5Environmental Issues: Social Aspects and Solutions474
Chapter 19Environmental Economics476
Chapter 20Historical and Cultural Aspects of Environmental Concerns498

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