Environmental Issues

Environmental Issues : Measuring, Analyzing, Evaluating

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For courses in Environmental Studies and Environmental Science as well as Education courses focusing on Math and Science.This book takes an interdisciplinary approach combining simple math, the metric system, and critical thinking to gain insight into relevant local, regional, and global environmental issues. It presents real-world issues and examples as a means of fostering the development of the math and analytical skills necessary to truly think critically and to understand these complex issues.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 208.28 x 271.78 x 10.16mm | 521.63g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 013092041X
  • 9780130920416

Table of contents

Preface. Basic Concepts and Tools: Using Math and Critical Thinking. POPULATION AND MIGRATION. 1. Human Population Growth: How Long Will It Take to Fill Up the Earth? 2. Coastal Growth Case Study: Bangladesh. 3. Population Growth, Carrying Capacity, and Ecological Footprints. 4. Population Growth, Migration, and Fertility. 5. Local Population Growth I: "Sprawl" or "Smart Growth"? 6. Local Population Growth II: Case Studies, Maryland and Colorado. CONSUMPTION AND QUALITY OF LIFE. 7. Global Grain Production: Can We Beef It Up? 8. Soil Degradation and Erosion. 9. Automobiles and the Environment. 10. Automobiles and the Environment II: Global Trends. 11. Waste Packaging, and Subsidies: The All-Aluminum Can. 12. Whacker Madness? The Proliferation of Turfgrass. 13. The Impact of Interjurisdictional Waste Disposal: Truckin' Trash. ENERGY USE AND CONSERVATION. 14. Oil Resources and Reserves. 15. Bringing the World to the U.S. Standard of Living. 16. Renewable Energy: Is the Answer Blowing in the Wind? POLLUTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE. 17. Energy Waste and Avoidable Air Pollution: Getting the Picture About VCRs, TVs, and Iced Drinks. 18. Greenhouse Gases, Global CO2 Emissions, and Global Warming. THE HYDROSPHERE. 19. Estuarine Pollution: Chesapeake Bay. 20. Illegal Immigration: Ballast Water and Exotic Species. 21. Catch of the Day: The State of Global Fisheries. 22. Aquaculture. 23. Dolphin-Safe Tuna. 24. Coral Rocks! The Value of the World's Coral Reefs. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH. 25. Lead. 26. "Mad as a Hatter": Mercury in the Environment. 27. Organochlorines. Index.show more