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This full-color, introductory environmental science text is known for being concise, conceptual, and value-priced. The approach and reading level cover the basic concepts without overloading students with too much detail. The authors reinforce the text's central theme of "interrelationships" by providing a historical perspective, information on economic and political realities, discuss the role of different social experiences, and integrate this with the crucial science to describe the natural world and how we affect it.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Environmental Interrelationships
Chapter 2 Environmental Ethics
Chapter 3 Risk, Economics, and Environmental Concerns
Chapter 4 Interrelated Scientific Principles: Matter, Energy, and Environment
Chapter 5 Interactions: Environments and Organisms
Chapter 6 Kinds of Ecosystems and Communities
Chapter 7 Populations: Characteristics and Issues
Chapter 8 Energy and Civilization: Patterns of Consumption
Chapter 9 Nonrenewable Energy Sources
Chapter 10 Renewable Energy Sources
Chapter 11 Biodiversity Issues
Chapter 12 Land-Use Planning
Chapter 13 Soil and Its Uses
Chapter 14 Agricultural Methods and Pest Management
Chapter 15 Water Management
Chapter 16 Air Quality Issues
Chapter 17 Climate Change: A Twenty-first Century Issue
Chapter 18 Solid Waste Management and Disposal
Chapter 19 Environmental Regulations: Hazardous Substances and Wastes
Chapter 20 Environmental Policy and Decision Making