Living in the Environment

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  • Copyright: 2001-03-30
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Table of Contents

Humans and Sustainability: an Overviewp. 1
Environmental Issues, Their Causes, and Sustainabilityp. 2
Environmental History: An Overviewp. 23
Scientific Principles and Conceptsp. 43
Science, Systems, Matter, and Energyp. 44
Ecosystems: Components, Energy Flow, and Matter Cyclingp. 71
Evolution and Biodiversity: Origins, Niches, and Adaptationp. 102
Biogeography: Climate, Biomes, and Terrestrial Biodiversityp. 120
Aquatic Ecology: Biodiversity in Aquatic Systemsp. 152
Community Ecology: Structure, Species Interactions, Succession, and Sustainabilityp. 173
Population Dynamics, Carrying Capacity, and Conservation Biologyp. 198
Geology: Processes, Hazards, and Soilsp. 211
Human Population, Resources, and Sustainabilityp. 237
The Human Population: Growth, Demography, and Carrying Capacityp. 238
Food Resourcesp. 261
Water Resourcesp. 294
Geologic Resources: Nonrenewable Mineral and Energy Resourcesp. 320
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energyp. 358
Environmental Quality and Pollutionp. 395
Risk, Toxicology, and Human Healthp. 396
Air and Air Pollutionp. 417
Climate Change and Ozone Lossp. 446
Water Pollutionp. 476
Pesticides and Pest Controlp. 502
Solid and Hazardous Wastep. 518
Biodiversity, Land Use, and Conservationp. 549
Sustaining Wild Speciesp. 550
Sustaining Terrestrial Biodiversity: The Ecosyster Approachp. 585
Sustaining Aquatic Biodiversityp. 629
Sustainable Cities: Urban Land Use and Managementp. 658
Environment and Societyp. 687
Economics, Environment, and Sustainabilityp. 688
Politics, Environment, and Sustainabilityp. 715
Environmental Worldviews, Ethics, and Sustainabilityp. 740
Appendicesp. A1
Glossaryp. G1
Indexp. I1
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