Visualizing Environmental Science, 3rd Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-09-01
  • Publisher: Wiley
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The new third edition provides environmental scientists with an approach that focuses on visuals rather than excessive content. The streamlined coverage discusses the basic science so students walk away with a strong understanding of the facts. New Think Critically and Data Interpretation features encourage them to analyse visuals and graphs to place information in context. The illustrations have been improved and additional opportunities to conduct real data analysis have been added. The What a Scientist Sees feature also gives environment scientists a real-world perspective of how a concept or phenomenon is applied in the field.

Table of Contents

The Environmental Challenges We Face
Introduction: A World in Crisis
Human Impacts on the Environment
Sustainability and Earth‚€™s Capacity to Support Humans
Environmental Science
How We Handle Environmental Problems
Case Study: The New Orleans Disaster
Environmental Sustainability and Human Values
Introduction: The Global Commons
Human Use of the Earth
Human Values and Environmental Problems
Environmental Justice
An Overall Plan for Sustainable Living
Case Study: Jakarta, Indonesia
Environmental History, Politics, and Economics
Introduction: Old Growth Forest of the Pacific Northwest
Conservation and Preservation of Resources
Environmental History
Environmental Legislation
Environmental Economics
Case Study: Environmental Problems in Central and Eastern Europe
Risk Analysis and Environmental Health Hazards
Introduction: Pesticides and Children
A Perspective on Risks
Environmental Health Hazards
Movement and Fate of Toxicants
How We Determine the Health Effects of Pollutants
The Precautionary Principle
Case Study: Endocrine Disrupters
How Ecosystems Work
Introduction: Lake Victoria‚€™s Ecological Imbalance
What is Ecology?
The Flow of Energy Through Ecosystems
The Cycling of Matter in Ecosystems
Ecological Niches
Interactions Among Organisms
Case Study: Global Climate Change: Is There an Imbalance in the Carbon Cycle?
Ecosystems and Evolution
Introduction: The Florida Everglades
Earth‚€™s Major Biomes
Aquatic Ecosystems
Population Responses to Changing Conditions Over Time: Evolution
Community Responses to Changing Conditions over Time: Succession
Case Study: Wildfires
Human Population Change and the Environment
Introduction: Slowing Population Growth in China
Population Ecology
Human Population Patterns
Demographics of Countries
Stabilizing World Population
Population and Urbanization
Case Study: Urban Planning in Curitiba, Brazil
Air and Air Population
Introduction: Long-Distance Transport of Air Pollution
The Atmosphere
Types and Sources of Air Pollution
Effects of Air Pollution
Controlling Air Pollutants
Indoor Air Pollution
Case Study: Curbing Air Pollution in Chattanooga
Global Atmospheric Changes
Introduction: Melting Ice and Rising Sea Levels
The Atmosphere and Climate
Global Climate Change
Ozone Depletion in the Stratosphere
Acid Deposition
Case Study: International Implications of Global Climate Change
Freshwater Resources and Water Pollution
Introduction: The Missouri River: A Battle Over Water Rights
The Importance of Water
Water-Resource Problems
Water Management
Water Pollution
Improving Water Quality
Case Study: Water Pollution in the Great Lakes
The Ocean and Fisheries
Introduction: Depleting Bluefin Tuna Stocks
The Global Ocean
Major Ocean Life Zones
Human Impacts on the Ocean
Addressing Ocean Problems
Case Study: Humans and the Antarctic Food Web
Mineral and Soil Resources
Introduction: Copper Basin, Tennessee
Plate Tectonics and The Rock Cycle
Economic Geology: Useful Minerals
Environmental Implications of Mineral Use
Soil Properties and Processes
Soil Problems and Conservation
Case Study: Industrial Ecosystems
Land Resources
Introduction: Korup National Park
Land Use in the United States
National Parks and Wilderness Areas
Conservation of Land Resources
Case Study: The Tongas Debate Over Clear-Cutting
Agriculture and Food Resources
Introduction: Maintaining Grain Stockpiles for Food Security
World Food Problems
The Principle Types of Agriculture
Challenges of Agriculture
Solutions to Agriculture Problems
Controlling Agriculture Pests
Case Study: DDT and the American Bald Eagle
Biological Resources
Introduction: Disappearing Frogs
Species Richness and Biological Diversity
Endangered and Extinct Species
Conservation Biology
Conservation Policies and Laws
Case Study: Reintroducing the California Condor
Solid and Hazardous Waste
Introduction: Reusing and Recycling Old Automobiles
Solid Waste
Reducing Solid Waste
Hazardous Waste
Managing Hazardous Waste
Case Study: High-Tech Waste
Nonrenewable Energy Resources
Introduction: Addiction to Oil
Energy Consumption
Oil and Natural Gas
Nuclear Energy
Case Study: The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Renewable Energy Resources
Introduction: Cleaner Cars, Cleaner Fuels
Direct Solar Energy
Indirect Solar Energy
Other Renewable Energy Sources
Energy Solutions: Conservation and Efficiency
Case Study: Green Architecture
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