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With the same non-biased approach, this briefer version of Environmental Science: Foundations and Applicationskeeps the focus on critical thinking and quantitative reasoning, teaching students to distinguish between emotional and factual arguments by always looking at the evidence. By learning how to analyze graphs, and measure environmental impact on various scales, students will be able to interpret the wealth of data they will encounter as citizens, professionals, and consumers. Essentials of Environmental Science: Is the ideal lengthfor the one-semester course (15 chaptersone chapter per week) Is more accessiblethan the bigger book in its level of mathematics (the big book feature, Crunch the Numbers, which allows students to practice calculations, does not appear in this version). Offers the Science Appliedand Engage My Environmentfeatures from the big book in EnviroPortal Streamlines the coverageof ecology, agriculture, energy and water to provide a more focused treatment of the science concepts.
Table of Contents
Ch. 1 Introduction to Environmental Science Ch. 2 Matter, Energy, and Change Ch. 3 Ecosystem Ecology and Biomes Ch. 4 Evolution, Biodiversity, and Community Ecology Ch. 5 Human Population Growth Ch. 6 Geologic Processes, Soils, and Minerals Ch. 7 Land Resources and Agriculture Ch. 8 Nonrenewable and Renewable Energy Ch. 9 Water Resources and Water Pollution Ch. 10 Air Pollution Ch. 11 Solid Waste Generation and Disposal Ch. 12 Human Health Risk Ch. 13 Conservation of Biodiversity Ch. 14 Climate Alteration and Global Change Ch. 15 Environmental Economics, Equity, and Policy