9780072439564

Environmental Science : A Global Concern

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072439564

  • ISBN10:

    0072439564

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/5/2004
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

This book is intended for use in a one- or two-semester course in environmental science, human ecology, or environmental studies at the college or advanced placement high school level. Because most students who will use this book are freshman or sophomore nonscience majors, the authors have tried to make the text readable and accessible without technical jargon or a presumption of prior science background. At the same time, enough data and depth are presented to make this book suitable for many upper-division classes and a valuable resource for students who will keep it in their personal libraries after their formal studies are completed. The goal of this book is to provide an up-to-date, introductory view of essential themes in environmental science along with emphasis on details and case studies that will help students process and retain the general principles.

Table of Contents

Introduction Learning to Learn
Environmental Science and Ecological Principles
Understanding Our Environment
Environmental Philosophy, Ethics and Science
Matter, Energy, and Life
Biological Communities and Species Interaction
Biomes: Global Patterns of Life
Population, Economics, Policy, and Health
Population Biology
Human Populations
Environmental Health and Toxicology
Food, Land, and Biological Resources
Food and Agriculture
Pest Control
Biodiversity
Land Use: Forests and Grasslands
Preserving and Restoring Nature
Physical Resources
Geology and Earth Resources
Air, Weather, and Climate
Air Pollution
Water Use and Management
Water Pollution
Conventional Energy
Sustainable Energy
Society and the Environment
Solid, Toxic, and Hazardous Waste
Urbanization and Sustainable Cities
Ecological Economics
Environmental Policy, Law, and Planning
What Then Shall We Do?
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