9780470119266

Environment, 6th Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470119266

  • ISBN10:

    0470119268

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

A Journey into Environmental Science Just as a Global Positioning System helps you steer your car through systems of roads and highways, Environment, 6th Edition helps you navigate the interconnected-environmental systems presented in your environmental science course. By taking you from general principles to specific applications, Environment, 6th Edition helps you direct your path to understanding today's interrelated issues in environmental science. Environment, 6th Edition effectively blends solid scientific content with many examples of problems and solutions empowering you to make informed and responsible choices as you progress on your journey. On your journey with Environment, 6th Edition you will: * Explore how the various aspects of the environment interact and connect, and thus how changes in one part of the environment can affect other parts. * Reach your own informed decisions on the various perspectives of environmental issues affecting the world today. Plus, a wealth of resources are available to you online including: * WileyPLUS, a powerful online tool that provides you with an integrated suite of learning resources, including an online version of the text, in one easy-to-use website. * New "Campus EnviroNews" which connect current environment issues to students' lives on campus. * And additional information and resources, including real environmental news video footage from around the world and in your own geographic region and backyard.

Table of Contents

Introducing Environmental Science and Sustainability
Environmental Laws, Economics, and Ethics
Ecosystems and Energy
Ecosystems and Living Organisms
Ecosystems and the Physical Environment
Major Ecosystems of the World
Human Health and Environmental Toxicology
Population Change
The Problems of Overpopulation
The Urban world
Fossil Fuels
Nuclear Energy
Renewable Energy and Conservation
Water: A Limited Resource
Soils and Their Preservation
Minerals: A Nonrenewable Resource
Preserving Earth's Biological Diversity
Land Resources
Food Resources: A Challenge for Agriculture
Air Pollution
Regional and Global Atmospheric Changes
Water Pollution
The Pesticide Dilemma
Solid and Hazardous Wastes
Tomorrow's World
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