Environmental Issues : Measuring, Analyzing, and Evaluating
This unique text takes an interdisciplinary approach combining simple math, the metric system and critical thinking to gain insight into relevant local, regional and global environmental issues.
- Paperback | 205 pages
- 208.28 x 271.78 x 7.62mm | 498.95g
- 01 Aug 1998
- Pearson Education (US)
- Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company, Subs of Addison Wesley Longman, Inc
- San Francisco, United States
Table of contents
PREFACE. BASIC CONCEPTS AND TOOLS. PART I. POPULATION AND MIGRATION. 1. World Population Growth: How Long Would it Take to Fill up the Earth? 2. Evaluating Impacts of Local Population Growth: Prince William County, Virginia. 3. Immigration, Population, and carrying Capacity. Part II. CONSUMPTION AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE. 4. Global Grain Production: Can We Beef it up? 5. Automobile Use and Associated Impacts: Me "N" My SUV. 6. Chinas Automobile Market: Calculating the Impact of 300,000,000 Cars. 7. Waste, Packaging, and Subsidies: The All-Aluminum Can. 8. Whacker Madness? The Proliferation of Turfgrass. 9. The Impact of Interjurisdictional Waste Disposal: Truckin Trash. PART III. ENERGY USE AND CONSERVATION. 10. Oil Resources and Reserves. 11. Bringing the World to the U.S. Standard of Living. 12. Renewable Energy: Is the Answer Blowing in the Wind? 13. Cold Facts About Energy Waste and Air Pollution: Getting the Picture about VCRs and Iced Drinks. PART IV. AIR POLLUTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE. 14. The Atmosphere, Carbon Dioxide, and Climate Change. PART V. THE HYDROSPHERE AND WATER POLLUTION. 15. Global Warming and Thermal Expansion of Seawater. 16. Measuring and Evaluating Substances in Seawater: Gold and PCBs. 17. Estuarine Pollution: Chesapeake Bay. PART VI. LIVING RESOURCES. 18. Dolphin-Safe Tuna. 19. Coral Reef Fishes and Marine Biodiversity. 20. Global Fisheries. Answer Key. Index.