9780321715340

Environment : The Science Behind the Stories

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321715340

  • ISBN10:

    0321715349

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/17/2010
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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Environment: The Science behind the Storiescaptures your interest with a revolutionary new approach to environmental science. Integrated central case studies woven throughout each chapter, use real-life stories to give you a tangible and engaging framework around which to learn and understand the science behind environmental issues. Printed on FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper, the newly revised Fourth Editionengages you through the addition of new EnvisionIt photo essays.

Author Biography

Jay H. Withgott

Jay H. Withgott is a science and environmental writer with a background in scientific research and teaching. He holds degrees from Yale University, the University of Arkansas, and the University of Arizona. As a researcher, he has published scientific papers on topics in ecology, evolution, animal behavior, and conservation biology in journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, Evolution, and Animal Behavior. He has taught university-level laboratory courses in ecology, ornithology, vertebrate diversity, anatomy, and general biology.

As a science writer, Jay has authored articles for a variety of journals and magazines including Science, New Scientist, BioScience, Smithsonian, Current Biology, Conservation in Practice, and Natural History. He combines his scientific expertise with his past experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers to make science accessible and engaging for general audiences.

Jay lives with his wife, biologist Susan Masta, in Portland, Oregon.

 


Scott Brennan

Scott Brennan has taught environmental science, ecology, resource policy, and journalism at Western Washington University and at Walla Walla Community College. He has also worked as a journalist, photographer, and consultant.

Table of Contents

I. FOUNDATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

1. Science and Sustainability:An Introduction to Environmental Science

2. Earth’s Physical Systems: Matter, Energy, and Geology

3. Evolution, Biodiversity, and Population Ecology

4. Species Interactions and Community Ecology

5. Environmental Systems and Ecosystem Ecology

6. Environmental Ethics and Economics: Values and Choices

7. Environmental Policy: Decision Making and Problem Solving

II. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND THE SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS

8. Human Population

9. Soil and Agriculture

10. Agriculture, Biotechnology, and the Future of Food

11. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

12. Forests, Their Management, and Parks and Protected Areas

13. The Urban Environment: Creating Livable and Sustainable Cities

14. Environmental Health and Toxicology

15. Freshwater Systems and Resources

16. Marine and Coastal Systems and Resources

17. Atmospheric Science and Air Pollution

18. Global Climate Change

19. Fossil Fuels, Their Impacts, and Energy Conservation

20. Conventional Energy Alternatives

21. New Renewable Energy Alternatives

22. Managing Our Waste

23. Minerals and Mining

24. Sustainable Solutions

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