Cunningham, Environmental Science: A Global Concern , 2010 11e, Student Edition (Reinforced Binding)

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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/17/2009
  • Publisher: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill School Pub

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Environmental Science: A Global Concern, Eleventh Edition, is a comprehensive presentation of environmental science 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.We have updated data throughout the chapters in this book. Information and examples presented are the most recent available as of the mid-2009. You will find an abundance of specific numbers and current events details that are difficult to keep up-to-date in a textbook.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. The authors make the text readable and accessible without technical jargon or a presumption of prior science background.

Table of Contents

Part One Principles for Understanding Our Environment

1 Understanding Our Environment

2 Principles of Science and Systems

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 Hunger

10 Rarming: Conventional and Sustainable Practices

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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