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Environmental Science : Working with the Earth (Non-InfoTrac Version),9780534376147
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Environmental Science : Working with the Earth (Non-InfoTrac Version)

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Edition:
8th
ISBN13:

9780534376147

ISBN10:
0534376142
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/9/2000
Publisher(s):
Brooks Cole
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Summary

(Thomson Learning) Textbook discussing the interconnecting issues of environmental science. Encourages students to combine the text itself with Internet information to keep abreast of the latest research. Contains case studies, study aids and eight integrating themes that include biodiversity and energy. Previous edition not cited. Softcover. DLC: Environmental Sciences.

Table of Contents

Part I HUMANS AND SUSTAINABILITY: AN OVERVIEW 2(59)
Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability
4(25)
Economics, Politics, Ethics, and Sustainability
29(32)
Part II SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS 61(140)
Science, Systems, Matter, and Energy
62(22)
Ecosystems and How They Work: Connections in Nature
84(25)
Evolution, Biodiversity, and Community Processes
109(26)
Climate, Weather, and Biodiversity
135(33)
Population Dynamics, Carrying Capacity, and Conservation Biology
168(11)
Risk, Toxicology, and Human Health
179(22)
Part III HUMAN POPULATION, RESOURCES, AND SUSTAINABILITY 201(182)
The Human Population: Growth and Distribution
202(34)
Air and Air Pollution
236(23)
Global Warming, and Ozone Loss
259(27)
Water Resources and Water Pollution
286(40)
Mineral and Soil Resources
326(29)
Solid and Hazardous Waste
355(28)
Part IV SUSTAINING BIODIVERSITY AND ECOLOGICAL INTEGRITY 383(112)
Food Resources
384(27)
Protecting Food Resources: Pesticides and Pest Control
411(15)
Sustaining Terrestrial Ecosystems: Forests, Rangelands, Parks, and Wilderness
426(36)
Sustaining Wild Species
462(33)
Part V ENERGY RESOURCES 495(24)
Nonrenewable Energy Resources
496(23)
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
519
Appendices A1
Internet Sources and Further Readings F1
Glossary G1
Index I1


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