Environmental Science: The Natural Environment and Human Impact

Environmental Science: The Natural Environment and Human Impact


By (author) Andrew R. W. Jackson, By (author) Julie M. Jackson


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  • Publisher: Prentice-Hall
  • Format: Paperback | 444 pages
  • Dimensions: 218mm x 278mm x 27mm | 1,146g
  • Publication date: 13 April 2000
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 0582414458
  • ISBN 13: 9780582414457
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd edition
  • Illustrations note: glossary, index
  • Sales rank: 754,977

Product description

Updated edition of this comprehensive introduction to environmental science, with European and international case studies and examples.The second edition of this popular text has been fully updated and the authors have increased the emphasis on examples and case study material.  The text continues to provide a clear and authoritative introduction to the fundamental concepts and vocabulary necessary to explore complex environmental issues and phenomena.

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Review quote

'... the most successful introduction to the environmental sciences that I have yet seen' New Scientist review of first edition

Table of contents

Preface Acknowledgements Introduction I. THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT: THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT 1. The Nature and Organisation of Matter 2. Energy Flow, Equilibrium and Change 3. The Earth's Surface 4. The Atmosphere 5. Bioelement Cycling 6. The Cellular Basis of Life 7. Population Dynamics 8. Biological Communities 9. Ecosystems and Biomes II. HUMAN IMPACT ON THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT: NATURAL RESOURCES 10. Biological Resources 11. Land Utilisation: A Focus on Agriculture and Forestry 12. The Major Extractive Industries 13. Energy Production 14. Water Pollution 15. Atmospheric Pollution 16. Waste Management Glossary Appendices Index