Environmental Science : Toward a Sustainable Future: International Edition
For introductory courses in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and Environmental Biology. This text focuses on the question "What will it take to move our civilization toward a long-term sustainable relationship with the natural world?" Its goal is to engage and inform students so they can critically evaluate environmental issues and make informed decisions about their environment. An exciting new CD, Global City, allows students to put their critical thinking skills into practice through a series of interactive activities corresponding to issues faced by environmental professionals. An extensive resource package integrates text and digital media in an easy-to-use format designed to assist instructors in classroom preparation.
- Mixed media product | 736 pages
- 209 x 274 x 23mm | 1,460g
- 01 Apr 2004
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 9th edition
Table of contents
1. Introduction: Toward a Sustainable Future. PART 1. ECOSYSTEMS: BASIC UNITS OF THE NATURAL WORLD. 2. Ecosystems: What They Are. 3. Ecosystems: How They Work. 4. Ecosystems: How They Change. PART 2. THE HUMAN POPULATION. 5. The Human Population: Dimensions. 6. Population and Development. PART 3. RENEWABLE RESOURCES. 7. Water: Hydrologic Cycle and Human Use. 8. Soil: Foundation for Land Ecosystems. 9. The Production and Distribution of Food. 10. Wild Species and Biodiversity. 11. Ecosystem Capital: Use and Restoration. PART 4. ENERGY. 12. Energy From Fossil Fuels. 13. Energy From Nuclear Power. 14. Renewable Energy. PART 5. POLLUTION AND PREVENTION. 15. Environmental Hazards and Human Health. 16. Pests and Pest Control. 17. Water Pollution and Its Prevention. 18. Municipal Solid Waste: Disposal and Recovery. 19. Hazardous Chemicals: Pollution and Prevention. 20. The Atmosphere: Climate, Climate Change, and Ozone Depletion. 21. Atmospheric Pollution. PART 6. TOWARD A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE. 22. Economics, Public Policy, and the Environment. 23. Sustainable Communities and Lifestyles.