Environmental Science : A Global Concern

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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-09-18
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Environmental Science: A Global Concern, Eleventh 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.We have updated data throughout the chapters in this book. Information and examples presented are the most recent available as of the mid-2009. You will find an abundance of specific numbers and current events details that are difficult to keep up-to-date in a textbook.The goal of this book is to provide an up-to-date, introductory global view of essential themes in environmental science along with emphasis on details and case studies that will help students process and retain the general principles. Because most students who will use this book are freshman or sophomore non-science majors, the authors make the text readable and accessible without technical jargon or a presumption of prior science background.

Table of Contents

Principles for Understanding Our Environment
Understanding Our Environment
Principles of Science and Systems
Matter, Energy, and Life
Evolution, Biological Communities, and Species Interactions
Biomes: Global Patterns of Life
Population Biology
People in the Environment
Human Populations
Environmental Health and Toxicology
Food and Hunger
Farming: Conventional and Sustainable Practices
Understanding and Managing Living Systems
Biodiversity: Preserving Species
Biodiversity: Preserving Landscapes
Restoration Ecology
Physical Resources and Environmental Systems
Geology and Earth Resources
Air, Weather, and Climate
Air Pollution
Water Use and Management
Water Pollution
Issues and Policy
Conventional Energy
Sustainable Energy
Solid, Toxic, and Hazardous Waste
Urbanization and Sustainable Cities
Ecological Economics
Environmental Policy, Law, and Planning
What Then Shall We Do?
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