9780073218816

Environmental Science : A Global Concern with ARIS Bind in Card

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073218816

  • ISBN10:

    0073218812

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/15/2005
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

Environmental Science, Ninth Edition, is a comprehensive presentation of environmental science for non-science majors which emphasizes critical thinking, environmental responsibility, and global awareness. 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.The goal of this book is to provide an up-to-date, introductory global 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. Because most students who will use this book are freshman or sophomore non-science majors, the authors 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.

Table of Contents

Learning to Learn

Part One Principles for Understanding Our Environment

1 Understanding Our Environment

2 Frameworks for Understaing: Science, Systems, and Ethics

3 Matter, Energy, and Life

4 Evolution, Biological Communities, and Species Interactions

5 Biomes: Global Patterns of Life

6 Population Biology

Part Two People in the Environment

7 Human Populations

8 Environmental Health and Toxicology

9 Food and Agriculture

10 Pest Control

Part Three Understanding and Managing Living Systems

11 Biodiversity

12 Land Use: Forests and Grasslands

13 Preserving and Restoring Nature

Part Four Physical Resources and Environmental Systems

14 Geology and Earth Resources

15 Air, Weather, and Climate

16 Air Pollution

17 Water Use and Management

18 Water Pollution

Part Five Issues and Policy

19 Conventional Energy

20 Sustainable Energy

21 Solid, Toxic, and Hazardous Waste

22 Urbanization and Sustainable Cities

23 Ecological Economics

24 Environmental Policy, Law, and Planning

25 What Then Shall We Do?

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