Environmental Science

Environmental Science : The Way the World Works

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Known for its currency and readability, this text focuses on enabling students to critically evaluate the latest environmental issues and to apply that understanding to situations and events in their everyday lives. It explores the interactions of humans within the natural environment and probes issues thoroughly-examining their scientific basis, their history, and society's response. The authors discuss sustainable development and public policy in terms of how they shape the present and future.
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  • Paperback | 664 pages
  • 210 x 274 x 30mm | 1,542.21g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 7th edition
  • 0130831344
  • 9780130831347

Table of contents

*Sustainability, Stewardship, and Sound Science *I. ECOSYSTEMS AND HOW THEY WORK: *Ecosystems: Units of Sustainability *Ecosystems: How They Work *Ecosystems: Population and Succession *Ecosystems: An Evolutionary Perspective *II. THE HUMAN POPULATION: *The Human Population: Demographics *Addressing Population Concerns *III. RENEWABLE RESOURCES: *Soil and Soil Ecosystems *Water: Hydrologic Cycle and Human Use *The Production and Distribution of Food *Wild Species: Biodiversity and Protection *Ecosystems as Resources *IV. ENERGY: *Energy From Fossil Fuels *Nuclear Energy: Promise and Problems *Renewable Energy *V. POLLUTION AND PREVENTION: *Environmental Health *Protecting Food Resources: Pests and Pest Control *Water Pollution *Solid Waste *Hazardous Waste *The Atmosphere: Climate, Climate Change, and Ozone Depletion *Atmospheric Pollution *VI. TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE: *Environmental Economics and Public Policy: *Sustainable Communities and Lifestyles *Appendices *Bibliography and Suggested Reading
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