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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-01
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Offering a more concise resource for environmental scientists, the seventh edition explores important environmental issues and shows how to apply this information on the job. It focuses on a systems approach, presenting a framework for thinking about environmental science. The recurring theme of global climate change as a system is integrated throughout the chapters, uncovering both the positive and negative roles that people play in that system. Environmental scientists will also benefit from the revised art program. New photos and illustrations help reinforce concepts and make the material come to life.

Table of Contents

Introducing Environmental Science and Sustainability
Environmental Laws, Economics, and Ethics
Ecosystems and Energy
Ecosystems and Living Organisms
Ecosystems and the Physical Environment
Major Ecosystems of the World
Human Health and Environmental Toxicology
Population Change
The Problems of Overpopulation
The Urban world
Fossil Fuels
Nuclear Energy
Renewable Energy and Conservation
Water: A Limited Resource
Soils and Their Preservation
Minerals: A Nonrenewable Resource
Preserving Eart's Biological Diversity
Land Resources
Food Resources: A Challenge for Agriculture
Air Pollution
Regional and Global Atmospheric Changes
Water Pollution
The Pesticide Dilemma
Solid and Hazardous Wastes
Tomorrow's World
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