Student Atlas of Environmental Issues

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-03-01
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
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TheStudent Atlas of Environmental Issuesis an invaluable pedagogical tool for exploring the human impact on the air, waters, biosphere, and land in every major world region. This informative resource provides a unique combination of maps and data helping students understand the dimensions of the world's environmental problems and the geographical basis of these problems.

Table of Contents

Part I. The Physical Environment: Global PatternsMap 1. Current World Political BoundariesMap 2. World Climate RegionsMap 3. Average Annual PrecipitationMap 4. Temperature Regions and Ocean CurrentsMap 5. VegetationMap 6. World Soil OrdersMap 7. World TopographyMap 8. World Ecological RegionsMap 9. World Natural Hazards

Part II. The Human Environment: Global Patterns Map 10. World Population DensityMap 11. World Land UseMap 12. World UrbanizationMap 13. Mineral Fuels and Critical MetalsMap 14. Surface Transportation PatternsTable A. World Countries: Area, Population, and Population Density, 1996Table B. Agriculture and Food Table C. World Countries: Energy Production, Consumption, and Requirements, 1993 Table D. Top Ten Producers and Consumers of Major Metals,1985–1994

Part III. Human Impact on the Air Map 15. Global Air Pollution: Sources and Wind CurrentsMap 16. The Acid Deposition Problem: Air, Water, SoilMap 17. Acid Precipitation: Eastern North AmericaMap 18. Major Polluters and Common PollutantsMap 19. The Ozone Hole: Antarctica, October 1989–October 1994Map 20. Global Carbon Dioxide EmissionsMap 21. Potential Global Temperature ChangeMap 22. Reliance on Nuclear PowerMap 23. The Chernobyl Nuclear AccidentTable E. Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 1992

Part IV. Human Impact on Fresh Water and the Oceans Map 24. World Water Resources: Availability of Renewable Water Per CapitaMap 25. World Water Resources: Annual Withdrawal Per CapitaMap 26. World Water SuppliesMap 27. Groundwater Use: The Oglalla AquiferMap 28. Pollution of the OceansMap 29. Oil Spill Disaster I: Prince William SoundMap 30. Oil Spill Disaster II: The Persian GulfMap 31. Estuarine Pollution: Chesapeake BayMap 32. Lake Pollution: The Great LakesMap 33. A Declining Food Supply? The World’s Marine and Freshwater SystemsTable F. Nutrient Discharges and Predicted Concentrations in U.S. EstuariesTable G. Access to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation Services, 1980–1990Table H. Marine and Freshwater Catches, Aquaculture, and Fish Consumption

Part V. Human Impact on the BiosphereMap 34. Cropland Per Capita: Changes, 1983–1993Map 35. Annual Change in Forest Cover, 1981–1990 Map 36. Forest Defoliation: The European “Dead Zone”Map 37. Clearing the Tropical Forests: The Amazon Basin and RondôniaMap 38. Global Production of WoodMap 39. The Loss of Biodiversity: Globally Threatened Animal SpeciesMap 40. The Loss of Biodiversity: Globally Threatened Plant SpeciesMap 41. The World’s Wilderness Areas, 1500 and 2000Map 42. Vegetation Zones of the Greenhouse World, 2050Table I. Wood Production and TradeTable J. Globally Threatened Animal Species, 1990Table K.Rare and Threatened Plants, 1991Table L. Habitat Extent and LossTable M. National Protection of Natural Areas

Part VI. Human Impact on the LandMap 43. The Risks of DesertificationMap 44. Global Soil DegradationMap 45. Advancing Desert: Northern Africa, 1980–1994Map 46. Environmental Degradation: Eastern EuropeMap 47. Soil Erosion: The United States ExampleMap 48. Degree of Human DisturbanceTable N. Land Area and Use

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