Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions / Edition 6 available in Paperback
What is the "big picture" in environmental science? Our authors know and effectively communicate it in Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions, Sixth Edition. Whether you view the subject through a scientific, social, political, or historical lens, you'll find the concrete foundations here that work for courses in both environmental science and environmental studies. A systems approach is the connective fabric that makes sense of the wealth of topics and data, which demonstrates how aspects of the natural environment interconnect with each other and with human society. A section on Resource Use and Management introduces the concept of sustainability, and another on Dealing with Environmental Degradation discusses threats to the environment and mitigation strategies. A bonus section available online on Social Solutions to Environmental Concerns, discusses the complex issues impacting the environment and the scientific, technologic, and human behavioral ways to address them. Throughout the text you will find the hard data necessary for a scientific study of the environment and the measured analysis ideal for our time.
Combining evidence-based, contemporary information and data with relevant case studies, practical applications, numerous calculations, and modern references, Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions teaches and engages.
|Publisher:||Jones & Bartlett Learning|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Pellissippi State Community College
Table of Contents
Section1 The Environment and People Chapter1 Environmental Science: An Overview Chapter2 Human Population Growth Section2 The Environment and History of Life on Planet Earth Chapter3 The Ever Changing Earth: The Biosphere and Biogeochemical Cycles Chapter4 The Distribution of Life on Earth Chapter5 The Dynamic Earth and Natural Hazards Section3 Resource Use and Management Chapter6 People and Natural Resources Chapter7 Fundamentals of Energy, Fossil Fuels, and Nuclear Energy Chapter8 Renewable and Alternative Energy Sources Chapter9 Water Resources Chapter10 Mineral Resources Chapter11 Conserving Biological Resources Chapter12 Land Resources and Management Chapter13 Food and Soil Resource Section4 Dealing with Environmental Degradation Chapter14 Principles of Pollution Control, Toxicology, and Risk Chapter15 Water Pollution Chapter16 Air Pollution: Local and Regional Chapter17 Global Air Pollution: Destruction of the Ozone Layer and Global Climate Change Chapter18 Municipal Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste Section5 Social Solutions to Environmental Concerns (online only) Chapter19 Environmental Economics (online only) Chapter20 Historical and Cultural Aspects of Environmental Concerns (online only)