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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