9780072970487

Environmental Science

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072970487

  • ISBN10:

    0072970480

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/30/2004
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

This full-colour, introductory environmental science text is known for being concise and conceptual. The approach and reading level cover the basic concepts without overloading students with too much detail. The central theme throughout the text is interrelatedness. The authors identify major issues and give appropriate examples that illustrate the complex interactions that are characteristic of all environmental issues.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Environmental Science in a Social Context

1 Environmental Interrelationships

2 Environmental Ethics

3 Risk and Cost: Elements of Decision Making

Part 2 Ecological Principles and Their Applications

4 Interrelated Scientific Principles: Matter, Energy, and Environment

5 Interactions: Environments and Organisms

6 Kinds of Ecosystems and Communities

7 Population Principles

8 Human Population Issues

Part 3 Energy

9 Energy and Civilization: Patterns of Consumption

10 Energy Sources

11 Nuclear Energy: Benefits and Risks

Part 4 Resource Management

12 Biodiversity Issues

13 Land-Use Planning

14 Soil and Its Uses

15 Agricultural Methods and Pest Management

16 Water Management

Part 5 Pollution and Policy

17 Air Quality Issues

18 Solid Waste Management and Disposal

19 Regulating Hazardous Materials

20 Environmental Policy and Decision Making

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