Environmental Science : A Global Concern with Online Learning Center (OLC) Password Card

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-03-24
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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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. Because most students who will use this book are freshman or sophomore nonscience majors, the authors have tried to make the text readable and accessible without technical jargon or a presumption of prior science background. At the same time, enough data and depth are presented to make this book suitable for many upper-division classes and a valuable resource for students who will keep it in their personal libraries after their formal studies are completed.The goal of this book is to provide an up-to-date, introductory 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.

Table of Contents

Learning to Learn

Part 1 Environmental Science and Ecological Principles

1 Understanding Our Environment

2 Environmental Ethics and Philosophy

3 Matter, Energy, and Life

4 Biological Communities and Species Interaction

5 Biomes, Landscapes, Restoration, and Management

Part 2 Population, Economics, Policy, and Health

6 Population Dynamics

7 Human Populations

8 Ecological Economics

9 Environmental Health and Toxicology

Part 3 Food, Land, and Biological Resources

10 Environmental Policy, Law, and Planning

11 Food and Agriculture

12 Pest Control

13 Biodiversity

14 Land Use: Forest and Rangelands

15 Preserving Nature

Part 4 Physical Resources

16 Environmental Geology

17 Air, Weather, and Climate

18 Air Pollution

19 Water Use and Management

20 Water Pollution

21 Conventional Energy

22 Sustainable Energy

5 Society and the Environment

23 Solid, Toxic, and Hazardous Waste

24 Urbanization and Sustainable Cities

25 What Then Shall We Do?

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