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Principles of Environmental Science Inquiry and Applications,9780077270643

Principles of Environmental Science Inquiry and Applications

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Edition:
5th
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9780077270643

ISBN10:
0077270649
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/17/2008
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

Rather than the 25 to 30 chapters found in most environmental science textbooks, the authors have limitedPrinciples of Environmental Science: Inquiry and Applicationsto 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

Understanding Our Environment
Environmental Systems: Connections, Cycles, Flows, and Feedback Loops
Evolution, Species Interactions, and Biological Communities
Human Populations
Biomes and Biodiversity
Environmental Conservation: Forests, Grasslands, Parks, and Nature Preserves
Food and Agriculture
Environmental Health and Toxicology
Air: Climate and Pollution
Water: Resources and Pollution
Environmental Geology and Earth Resources
Energy
Solid and Hazardous Waste
Economics and Urbanization
Environmental Policy and Sustainability
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