9780470118559

Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, 7th Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470118559

  • ISBN10:

    0470118555

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/1/2009
  • Publisher: WILEY
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For more than two decades, Botkin has helped environmental scientists apply ecological science to environmental management. Updated and revised to include the latest research in the field, the seventh edition continues to present a balanced analytical and interdisciplinary approach to the field. It emphasizes the scientific process throughout to develop critical thinking skills. The material has been streamlined to bring the issues and the science to the forefront. The new design and updated images help to highlight key points. Five central themes are also presented to help environmental scientists think about the issues: Human Population Growth, Sustainability, A Global Perspective, An Urban World, and Science and Values.

Table of Contents

Key Themes in Environmental Sciences
Science as a Way of Knowing: Critical Thinking about the Environment
The Big Picture: Systems of Change
The Human Population and the Environment
The Biogeochemical Cycles
Ecosystems and Ecosystem Management
Biological Diversity
Biogeography
Biological Productivity and Energy Flow
Ecological Restoration
Producing Enough Food for the World: How Agriculture Depends on Environment
Effects of Agriculture on the Environment
Forests, Parks, and Landscapes
Wildlife, Fisheries, and Endangered Species
Environmental Health, Pollution, and Toxicology
Natural Disasters and Catastrophes
Energy: Some Basics
Fossil Fuels and the Environment
Alternative Energy and the Environment
Nuclear Energy and the Environment
Water Supply, Use, and Management
Water Pollution and Treatment
The Atmosphere, Climate, and Global Warming
Air Pollution and Ozone Depletion
Indoor Air Pollution
Minerals and the Environment
Dollars and Environmental Sense: Economics of Environmental Issues
Urban Environments
Waste Management
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