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Rather than the 25 to 30 chapters found in most environmental science textbooks, the authors have limited Principles of Environmental Science: Inquiry and Applications to 15 chapters--perfect for the one-semester, non-majors environmental science course. True to its title, the goal of this concise text is to provide an up-to-date, introductory view of essential themes in environmental science along with offering students numerous opportunities to practice scientific thinking and active learning.
Table of Contents
1 Understanding Our Environment 2 Environmental Systems: Connections, Cycles, Flows, and Feedback Loops 3 Evolution, Species Interactions, and Biological Communities 4 Human Populations 5 Biomes and Biodiversity 6 Environmental Conservation: Forests, Grasslands, Parks, and Nature Preserves 7 Food and Agriculture 8 Environmental Health and Toxicology 9 Air: Climate and Pollution 10 Water: Resources and Pollution 11 Environmental Geology and Earth Resources 12 Energy 13 Solid and Hazardous Waste 14 Economics and Urbanization 15 Environmental Policy and Sustainability