9780077431204

Loose Leaf Version for Environmental Science

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  • ISBN13:

    9780077431204

  • ISBN10:

    0077431200

  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 10/3/2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

Environmental Science: A Global Concern,Twelfth 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. Cunningham and Cunningham have updated much of the data in the 12th edition; updated data on hunger and obesity, waste production, C02 emissions, and the effects of the 2010 oil spill are just a few examples. Environmental Science: A Global Concern,Twelfth Edition, provides readers with an up-to-date, introductory global view of essential themes in environmental science. The authors balance evidence of serious environmental challenges with ideas about what we can do to overcome them. An entire chapter focuses on ecological restoration; one of the most important aspects of ecology today. Case studies in most chapters show examples of real progress, and "What Can You Do?" lists give students ideas for contributing to solutions.

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 Farming: Conventional and Sustainable Practices

Part Three Understanding and Managing Living Systems

11 Biodiversity: Preserving Species

12 Biodiversity: Preserving Landscapes

13 Restoration Ecology

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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