MP: Environmental Science: A Study of Interrelationships with Online Learning Center (OLC) Password Card

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-03-17
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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This full-color, introductory environmental science text is known for being concise, conceptual and value-priced. The approach and reading level cover the basic concepts without overloading students with too much detail. The central theme throughout the text is interrelatedness. The authors identify major issues and give appropriate examples that illustrate the complex interactions that are characteristic of all environmental issues.

Table of Contents

1 Interrelatedness

1 Environmental Interrelationships

2 Environmental Ethics

3 Risk and Cost: Elements of Decision Making

2 Ecological Principles and Their Application

4 Interrelated Scientific Principles: Matter, Energy, and Environment

5 Interactions: Environments and Organisms

6 Kinds of Ecosystems and Communities

7 Population Principles

8 Human Population Issues

3 Energy

9 Energy and Civilization: Patterns of Consumption

10 Energy Sources

11 Nuclear Energy: Benefits and Risks

4 Human Influences on Ecosystems

12 Human Impact on Resources and Ecosystems

13 Land-Use Planning

14 Soil and Its Uses

15 Agricultural Methods and Pest Management

16 Water Management

5 Pollution and Policy

17 Air Quality Issues

18 Solid Waste Management and Disposal

19 Regulating Hazardous Materials

20 Environmental Policy and Decision Making

Appendix 1 Critical Thinking

Appendix 2 Metric Unit Conversion Tables

Appendix 3 The Periodic Table of the Elements

Appendix 4 What You Can Do to Make the World a Better Place in Which to Live

Appendix 5 How to Write Your Elected Officials

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