Environmental Science: A Global Concern / Edition 10

Environmental Science: A Global Concern / Edition 10

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Environmental Science: A Global Concern / Edition 10

This book is intended for use in a one- or two-semester course in environmental science,human ecology,or environmental studies at the college or advanced placement high school level. Because most students who will use this book are freshman or sophomore nonscience majors,the authors have tried to make the text readable and accessible without technical jargon or a presumption of prior science background. At the same time,enough data and depth are presented to make this book suitable for many upper-division classes and a valuable resource for students who will keep it in their personal libraries after their formal studies are completed.

The goal of this book is to provide an up-to-date,introductory view of essential themes in environmental science along with emphasis on details and case studies that will help students process and retain the general principles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780077221225
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 10/05/2007
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

Part One Principles for Understanding Our Environment
1 Understanding Our Environment
2 Principles of Science and Systems
3 Matter, Energy, and Life
4 Evolution, Biological Communities, and Species Interactions
5 Biomes: Global Patterns of Life
6 Population Biology
Part Two People in the Environment
7 Human Populations
8 Environmental Health and Toxicology
9 Food and Hunger
10 Farming: Conventional and Sustainable Practices
Part Three Understanding and Managing Living Systems
11 Biodiversity: Preserving Species
12 Biodiversity: Preserving Landscapes
13 Restoration Ecology
Part Four Physical Resources and Environmental Systems
14 Geology and Earth Resources
15 Air, Weather, and Climate
16 Air Pollution
17 Water Use and Management
18 Water Pollution
Part Five Issues and Policy
19 Conventional Energy
20 Sustainable Energy
21 Solid, Toxic, and Hazardous Waste
22 Urbanization and Sustainable Cities
23 Ecological Economics
24 Environmental Policy, Law, and Planning
25 What Then Shall We Do?

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