9780321672674

MasteringEnvironmentalScience with Pearson eText Student Access Kit for Environmental Science Toward a Sustainable Future

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    9780321672674

  • ISBN10:

    0321672674

  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 6/16/2010
  • Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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Summary

#xA0; Used by over a million science students, the Mastering platform is the most effective and widely used online tutorial, homework, and assessment#xA0;system for the sciences.Pearson eText gives#xA0;you access to the text whenever and wherever#xA0;you can access the Internet. The eText pages look exactly like the printed text, and include powerful interactive and customization functions. This is the product access code card for MasteringEnvironmentalScience" with Pearson eTextand does not include the actual bound book.#xA0;#xA0; #xA0; For introductory courses in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and Environmental Biology. #xA0; By emphasizing the memorable themes of science, sustainability and stewardship, the Eleventh Edition of this popular textbook helps you understand the science behind environmental issues and what they can do to build a more sustainable future. This thorough revision features updated content, graphics, and photos, plus the addition of new co-author Dorothy Boorse. A wealth of effective new online resources is also available through the new MasteringEnvironmentalScienceonline assessment and tutorial system, including five intriguing Video Field Trips.

Table of Contents

I. FRAMEWORK FOR A SUSTATAINABLE FUTURE

1. Science and the Environment

2. Economics, Politics, and Public Policy

 

II. ECOLOGY: THE SCIENCE OF ORGANISMS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT

3. Basic Needs of Living Things

4. Populations and Communities

5. Ecosystems: Energy, Patterns, and Disturbance

6. Wild Species and Biodiversity

7. The Use and Restoration of Ecosystems

 

III. THE HUMAN POPULATION AND ESSENTIAL RESOURCES

8. The Human Population

9. Population and Development

10. Water: Hydrologic Cycle and Human Use

11. Soil: Foundation for Land Ecosystems

12. The Production and Distribution of Food

13. Pests and Pest Control

 

IV. HARNESSING ENERGY FOR HUMAN SOCIETY

14. Energy from Fossil Fuels

15. Nuclear Power

16. Renewable Energy

 

V. POLLUTION AND PREVENTION

17. Environmental Hazards and Human Health

18. Global Climate Change

19. Atmospheric Pollution

20. Water Pollution and Its Prevention

21. Municipal Solid Waste: Disposal and Recovery

22. Hazardous Chemicals: Pollution and Prevention

 

VI. STEWARDSHIP FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

23. Sustainable Communities and Lifestyles

 

Appendix A Environmental

Organizations

Appendix B Units of Measure

Credits

Glossary

Index

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