9780072951721

Environmental Science : A Global Concern with Online Learning Center (OLC) Password Card

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072951721

  • ISBN10:

    0072951729

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/13/2004
  • Publisher: MCG
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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

1 Environmental Science and Ecological Principles

1 Understanding Our Environment

2 Environmental Philosophy, Ethics and Science

3 Matter, Energy, and Life

4 Biological Communities and Species Interaction

5 Biomes: Global Patterns of Life

2 Population, Economics, Policy, and Health

6 Population Biology

7 Human Populations

8 Environmental Health and Toxicology

3 Food, Land, and Biological Resources

9 Food and Agriculture

10 Pest Control

11 Biodiversity

12 Land Use: Forests and Grasslands

13 Preserving and Restoring Nature

4 Physical Resources

14 Geology and Earth Resources

15 Air, Weather, and Climate

16 Air Pollution

17 Water Use and Management

18 Water Pollution

19 Conventional Energy

20 Sustainable Energy

5 Society and the Environment

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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