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Environment : The Science Behind the Stories

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3rd
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9780805382037

ISBN10:
0805382038
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2008
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

KEY BENEFIT: The first edition of Environment: The Science behind the Storiesmade the biggest splash of any new entry in environmental science over the past thirty years. The newly revised Second Editionretains all the popular features of this landmark first edition-including its integrated central case study approach, and focus on current data and critical thinking-while new instructor resources make it easier than ever to give dynamic lectures. Foundations of Environmental Science: An Introduction to Environmental Science, Environmental Ethics and Economics: Values and Choices, Environmental Policy: Decision-Making and Problem-Solving, From Chemistry to Energy to Life, Evolution, Biodiversity, and Population Ecology, Species Interactions and Community Ecology , Environmental Systems and Ecosystem Ecology. Environmental Issues and the Search For Solutions: Human Population Growth, Agriculture, Soils, and Soil Conservation, Agriculture, Biotechnology, and the Future of Food, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Resource Management, Forestry, Land Use, and Protected Areas, Urbanization and Creating Livable Cities, Toxicology and Environmental Health, Freshwater Resources: Natural Systems, Human Impact, and Conservation, Marine Resources: Natural Systems, Human Impact, and Conservation, Atmospheric Science and Air Pollution, Global Climate Change, Fossil Fuels: Energy and Impacts, Conventional Energy Alternatives: Hydropower, Biomass, and Nuclear Energy, New Renewable Energy Alternatives, Waste Management, Sustainable Solutions. For all readers interested in environmental science and its issues.

Table of Contents

PART ONE Foundations of Enivormental Science
An Introduction to Environmental Science
2(24)
Our Island, Earth
3(7)
The Nature of Environmental Science
10(2)
The Nature of Science
12(7)
Sustainability and the Future of Our World
19(7)
The Science behind the Story: The Lesson of Easter Island
8(18)
Environmental Ethics and Economics: Values and Choices
26(31)
Central Case: The Mirrar Clan Confronts the fabiluka Uranium Mine
27(1)
Culture, Worldview, and the Environment
28(2)
Environmental Ethics
30(8)
Economics: Approaches and Environmental Implications
38(19)
The Science behind the Story Gross Domestic Product versus Genuine Progress Indicator
46(4)
The Science behind the Story: Calculating the Economic Value of Earth's Ecosystems
50(2)
Viewpoints: Environment versus Economy?
52(5)
Environmental Policy: Decision Making and Problem Solving
57(31)
Central Case: San Diego and Tijuana's Sewage Pollution Problems and Policy Solutions
58(1)
Environmental Policy: An Introduction
59(3)
U.S. Environmental Policy: An Overview
62(8)
Approaches to Environmental Policy
70(5)
The Environmental Policy Process
75(6)
International Environmental Policy
81(7)
The Science behind the Story: spotting Sewage by Satellite
76(2)
The Science behind the Story: Assessing the Environmental Impact of Treating Transboundary Sewage
78(6)
Viewpoints: Public versus Private: In Whose Best Interest?
84(4)
From Chemistry to Energy to Life
88(28)
Central Case: Bioremediation of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
89(1)
Chemistry and the Environment
90(13)
Energy Fundamentals
103(5)
The Origin of Life
108(8)
The Science behind the Story: student Chemist Lets Plants Do the Dirty Work
92(2)
The Science behind the Story: HOW isotopes Reveal Secrets of Earth and Life
94(18)
Viewpoints: Bioremediation
112(4)
Evolution, Biodiversity, and Population Ecology
116(32)
Central Case: Striking Gold in a Costa Rican Cloud Forest
117(1)
Evolution as the Wellspring of Earth's Biodiversity
118(11)
Levels of Ecological Organization
129(2)
Population Ecology
131(10)
The Conservation of Biodiversity
141(7)
The Science behind the story: The K-TMass Extinction
128(12)
The Science behind the story: climate change and Its Effects on Monteverde
140(4)
Viewpoints: Conservation at Monteverde
144(4)
Species Interactions and Community Ecology
148(34)
Central Case: Black and While, and Spread All Over: Zebra Mussels Invade the Great Lakes
149(1)
Species Interactions
150(6)
Ecological Communities
156(14)
Earth's Biomes
170(12)
The Science behind the Story: inferring Zebra Mussels' Impacts on Fish Communities
160(4)
The Science behind the Story: Otters, Urchins, Kelp, and a Whale, of it Chain Reaction
164(5)
Viewpoints: Invasive Species
169(13)
Environmental Systems and Ecosystem Ecology
182(34)
Central Case: The Gulf of Mexico's ``Dead Zone''
183(1)
Earth's Environmental Systems
184(5)
Ecosystems
189(6)
Biogeochemical Cycles
195(11)
Geological Systems: How Earth Works
206(10)
The Science beiiinri the Story: Biosphere 2
190(12)
The Science behind the Story: Hypoxia and the Gulf of Mexico's ``Dead Zone''
202(8)
Viewpoints: The Dead Zone
210(6)
PART TWO Environmental Issues and the Search for Soutions
Human Population
216(28)
Central Case: China's One-Child Policy
217(1)
Human Population Growth: Baby 6 Billion and Beyond
218(4)
Demography
222(7)
Population and Society
229(15)
The Science behind the Story: Causes of Fertility Decline in Bangladesh
230(8)
The Science behind the story: AIDS Resistance Genes and the Black Death: An Unexpected Connection?
238
Viewpoints: Population Control
234(10)
Soil and Agriculture
244(32)
Central Case: No-Till Agriculture in Southern Brazil
245(1)
Soil: The Foundation for Feeding a Growing Population
246(4)
Soil as a System
250(5)
Soil Degradation: Problems and Solutions
255(21)
The Science behind the story: Measuring Erosion
256(14)
The Science behind the Story: Overgrazing and Fire Suppression in the Malpai Borderlands
270
Viewpoints: Soil Conservation
269(7)
Agriculture, Biotechnology, and the Future of Food
276(32)
Central Case: Possible Transgenic Maize in Oaxaca, Mexico
277(1)
The Race to Feed the World
278(4)
Pests and Pollinators
282(5)
Genetic Modification of Food
287(8)
Preserving Crop Diversity
295(1)
Feedlot Agriculture: Livestock and Poultry
296(3)
Aquaculture
299(1)
Sustainable Agriculture
300(8)
The Science behind the Story: Transgenic Contamination of Native Maize?
292(10)
The Science behind trie Story: organic Fanning
302
Viewpoints: Genetically Modified foods
294(14)
Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
308(34)
Central Case: Saving the Siberian Tiger
309(1)
Our Planet of Life
310(6)
Biodiversity Loss and Species Extinction
316(8)
Benefits of Biodiversity
324(5)
Conservation Biology: The Search for Solutions
329(13)
The Science behind the Story: Amphibian Diversity and Amphibian Declines
322(10)
The Science behind the Story: Testing and Applying Island Biogeography Theory
332(6)
Viewpoints: Biodiversity
338(4)
Resource Management, Forestry, Land Use, and J. & M Protected Areas
342(30)
Central Case: Battling over the Last Rig Trees at Clayoquot Sound
343(1)
Resource Management
344(2)
Forest Management
346(15)
Agricultural Land Use
361(3)
Parks and Reserves
364(8)
The Science behind the story: Adaptive Management and the Northwest Forest Plan
348(4)
The Science behind the Story: using Geographic Information Systems to Survey Earth's Forests
352(7)
Viewpoints: Managing Forests
359(13)
Urbanization and Creating Livable Cities
372(28)
Central Case: Managing Growth in Portland, Oregon
373(1)
Our Urbanizing World
374(4)
Sprawl
378(6)
Creating Livable Cities
384(9)
Urban Sustainability
393(7)
The Science behind the Story: Measuring the Impacts of Sprawl
382(8)
The Science behind the Story: Assessing Benefits of Rail Transit
390
Viewpoints: Suburban Sprawl
381(19)
Environmental Health and Toxicology
400(32)
Central Case: Alligators and Endocrine Disrupters at Lake Apopka, Florida
401(1)
Environmental Health
402(5)
Toxic Agents in the Environment
407(10)
Studying Effects of Hazards
417(5)
Risk Assessment and Risk Management
422(2)
Philosophical and Policy Approaches
424(8)
The Science behind the Story: Bisphenol-A
412
The Science behind the Story: Pesticides and Child Development in Mexico's Yaqui Valley
418(9)
Viewpoints: Chemical Product Testing: Industry or Government?
427(5)
Freshwater Resources: Natural Systems, Human JL J Impact, and Conservation
432(33)
Central Case: Plumbing the Colorado River
433(1)
Freshwater Systems
434(6)
How We Use Water
440(9)
Solutions to Freshwater Depletion
449(2)
Freshwater Pollution and Its Control
451(7)
Wastewater and Its Treatment
458(7)
The Science behind the Story: Arsenic in the Waters of Bangladesh
456(4)
The Science behind the Story: Using Nature to Treat Our Wastewater
460
Viewpoints: Dam Removal
448(17)
The Oceans: Natural Systems. Human Use, and Marine Conservation
465(31)
Central Case: Seeding the Seas with Marine Reserves
466(1)
Oceanography
467(6)
Marine Ecosystems
473(5)
Human Use and Impact
478(4)
Emptying the Oceans
482(4)
Marine Conservation Biology
486(10)
The Science behind the Story: china's Fisheries Data
486(4)
The Science behind the story: Do Marine Reserves Work?
490
Viewpoints: Marine Reserves
489(7)
Atmospheric Science and Air Pollution
496(32)
Central Case: The 1952 ``Killer Smog'' of London
497(1)
Atmospheric Science
498(7)
Outdoor Air Pollution
505(14)
Indoor Air Pollution
519(9)
The Science behind the Story: identifying CFCs as the Main Cause of Ozone Depletion
516(4)
The Science behind the story: Add Rain at Hubbard Brook Research Forest
520
Viewpoints: Air Pollution
512(16)
Global Climate Change
528(28)
Central Case: Rising Temperatures and Seas May Take the Maldives Under
529(1)
Earth's Hospitable Climate
530(4)
Methods of Studying Climate Change
534(6)
Climate Change Estimates and Predictions
540(6)
Debate Over Climate Change
546(2)
Strategies for Reducing Emissions
548(8)
The Science behind the story: Understanding El Nino and La Nina
536(2)
The Science behind the story: Scientists Use Pollen to Study Past Climate
538(13)
Viewpoints: Global Climate Change
551(5)
Fossil Fuels: Energy and Impacts
556(33)
Central Case: Oil or Wilderness on Alaska's North Slope?
557(2)
Sources of Energy
559(5)
Coal
564(1)
Oil
565(9)
Natural Gas
574(1)
Environmental Impacts of Fossil I;ucl Use
575(4)
Political, Social, and Economic Impacts of Fossil Fuel Use
579(3)
Energy Conservation
582(7)
The Science behind the Story: HOW Electricity is Generated
566(6)
The Science behind the Story: How Crude on is Refined
572(12)
Viewpoints: Drilling for Oil in ANWR
584(5)
Conventional Energy Alternatives
589(30)
Central Case: Sweden's Search for Alternative Energy
590(1)
Alternatives to Fossil Fuels
591(1)
Nuclear Power
592(15)
Biomass Energy
607(5)
Hydroelectric Power
612(7)
ThcScierrce .behind the Story: Assessing Kmissions from Power Sources
598(6)
The Science behind the Story: Health impacts of Chernobyl
604(2)
Viewpoints: Nuclear Power
606(13)
New Renewable Energy Alternatives
619(27)
Central Case: Iceland Moves toward a Hydrogen Economy
620(1)
``New'' Renewable Energy Sources
621(2)
Solar Energy
623(4)
Wind Energy
627(6)
Geothermal Energy
633(2)
Ocean Energy Sources
635(2)
Hydrogen
637(9)
The Science behind the Story: Idaho's wind Prospectors
632(6)
The Scisace behind the story: Algae as a Hydrogen Fuel Source
638(3)
Viewpoints; Hydrogen and Renewable Energy
641(5)
Waste Management
646(28)
Central Case: Transforming New York's Fresh Kills Landfill
647(1)
Approaches to Waste Management
648(1)
Municipal Solid Waste
649(14)
Industrial Solid Waste
663(1)
Hazardous Waste
664(10)
The Science behind the Story: Dicing Gai-buge: The Archaeology of Solid Waste
654(14)
The Science behind the Story: Testing the Toxitity of'E-Waste''
668
Viewpoints: Recycling
661(13)
Sustainable Solutions
674
Central Case: Ball State University Aims for Campus Sustainability
675(1)
Sustainability on Campus
676(6)
Sustainability and Sustainable Development
682(3)
Strategics for Sustainability
685(10)
Precious Time
695
The Science behind the Story: Assessing Costs and Benefits of Environmental Regulations
686(8)
Viewpoints: Sustainability
694
Appendix A: Some Basics on Graphs 1(1)
Appendix B: Metric System 1(1)
Appendix C: Periodic Table of the Elements 1(1)
Appendix D: Geologic Time Scale 1(1)
Glossary 1(1)
Credits 1(1)
Selected Sources 1(1)
Index 1


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