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Environmental Science: Active Learning Laboratories and Applied Problem Sets, 2nd Edition



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One of the few lab books available in the field, Environmental Science is designed to provide environmental scientists with active learning situations that demonstrate the impacts of interactions between humans and the environment. It encourages readers to reflect on real life conditions and the connection to the environment and sustainability. Emphasis is placed on writing and communication through lab reports, presentations, and real-world scenarios. Environmental scientists will be able to apply concepts in the lab and gain a stronger understanding of the field.

Table of Contents

General Information
Laboratory Health & Safety Procedures
Writing Laboratory Reports
Environmental Awareness
Science and the Popular Media
Greening of the Campus
Environmental Site Inspection
Life Cycle Assessment
Urban Ecosystems
Experimental Design: Range of Tolerance
Experimental Design: Environmental Contamination
Landscaping for Energy Conservation
Human Survivorship Changes
Dowsing for Water
Aquatic Species Diversity
Environmental Forensics
Field Trip: Sewage Treatment Plant
Field Trip: Wetlands Mitigation
Field Trip: Water Treatment Plant
Global Climate Change and Automobiles
Indoor Air Quality Inspection
Soil Characterization
Landfill Planning and Siting
Pollution Prevention: Solid Waste
Field Trip: Solid Waste Management
Toxicity Testing and the LC 50
Environmental Risk Ranking
Sampling for Environmental Pollutants
Indoor Energy Conservation
Lung Power
Applied Problem Sets
The Scientific Method: Observation and Hypothesis
The Scientific Method: Results and Discussion
Quantification of Environmental Problems
Ecosystem Diagram
Biogeochemical Concept Diagram
Global Warming, CO 2 , and You
Recognizing Human Impacts
Ecological Footprints and Sustainability
Oil Consumption and Future Availability
Water Quality and Consumer Choice
Local Environmental Risk
Society and Waste
Introduction to Environmental Modeling
Ecological Identity
Trophic Levels and the Scarborough Marsh
Trophic Ecology of Humans: The Best Guess Breakfast Interview
Greening of Business
Pesticides and food
Review and Reflection
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