9781439049846

Cengage Advantage Books: Sustaining the Earth

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  • ISBN13:

    9781439049846

  • ISBN10:

    143904984X

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. SUSTAINING THE EARTH provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environmental problems we face. About half the price of other environmental science texts, this 14-chapter, one-color core book offers an integrated approach that emphasizes how environmental and resource problems and solutions are related. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that you will understand and remember. By framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, you will see how promising the future can be.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Learning Skills
Humans And Sustainability: An Overview
Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability
Science, Ecological Principles, And sustainability
Science, Matter, Energy, and Ecosystems
Community Ecology, Population Ecology, and the Human Population
Sustaining Biodiversity
Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach
Sustaining Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach
Sustaining Natural Resources
Food, Soil, and Pest Management
Water Resources and Water Pollution
Nonrenewable Energy Resources
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Sustaining Environmental Quality
Environmental Hazards and Human Health
Air Pollution, Climate Change, and Ozone Depletion
Urbanization and Solid and Hazardous Waste
Sustaining Human Societies
Economics, Politics, Worldviews, and the Environment
Appendix: Units of Measurement
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