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Environmental Science: Understanding Our Changing Earth / Edition 1
     

Environmental Science: Understanding Our Changing Earth / Edition 1

by The American Geological Institute
 

ISBN-10: 142831170X

ISBN-13: 9781428311701

Pub. Date: 01/01/2010

Publisher: Cengage Learning


ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: UNDERSTANDING OUR CHANGING EARTH, offers a unique approach to teaching both Earth Science and Environmental Science, by incorporating an Earth Systems approach. Created by the American Geological Institute with funding support from the National Science Foundation, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: UNDERSTANDING OUR CHANGING EARTH shows the

Overview


ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: UNDERSTANDING OUR CHANGING EARTH, offers a unique approach to teaching both Earth Science and Environmental Science, by incorporating an Earth Systems approach. Created by the American Geological Institute with funding support from the National Science Foundation, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: UNDERSTANDING OUR CHANGING EARTH shows the interconnected nature of the Earth systems and builds a foundation for life-long learning. An interdisciplinary environmental science curriculum that emphasizes Earth systems helps students develop the underlying science and knowledge that forms the foundation for understanding and policy discussion. Moreover, the critical component of environmental science is the focus on how earth systems interact with human society. This subject uniquely ties the physical sciences with social sciences, constituting a unique opportunity to demonstrate the widest application of science to life. Within this context of human interaction is the need to address concepts of risk and cost-benefit. Students will be taught to understand the process of decision-making made by policy-makers when using earth system information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781428311701
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Earth Science Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Part I: EARTH AND ITS ENVIRONMENTS. 1. Earth Systems. 2. Ecology. 3. Human Population. 4. Environmental Change. Part II. LIVING AT EARTH SYSTEM INTERFACES. 5. Coasts. 6. Watersheds and Rivers. 7. Weather and Storms. 8. Urban Environments. Part III. LIVING WITH A DYNAMIC EARTH. 9. Restless Earth. 10. Volcanoes. 11. Earthquakes. 12. Unstable Land. Part IV. DEPENDING ON THE EARTH. 13. Water. 14. Using Earth's Soil. 15. Using Earth's Energy Resources. 16. Mining. 17. Can you see the future?

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