Environmental Science : A Canadian Perspective
Appropriate for introductory environmental science courses, found in various departments (such as biology, geography, renewable resources, chemistry, and environmental science) at both colleges and universities. Suitable for science students and arts students.This Canadian book adopts a highly flexible and interdisciplinary approach with a biological emphasis. After examining the Biosphere, Human Populations, and Resources, the author addresses environmental damage, and concludes with possible solutions.
- Paperback | 688 pages
- 210.82 x 274.32 x 27.94mm | 1,338.09g
- 17 Jul 2000
- Pearson Canada, Toronto
- Prentice-Hall (Canada)
- Scarborough, Canada
- 2nd edition
Table of contents
I. INTRODUCTION: ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMANS. 1. Ecosystems and Humans. II. THE BIOSPHERE: CHARACTERISTICS AND DYNAMICS. 2. Science as a Way of Understanding the Natural World. 3. The Physical World. 4. Energy and Ecosystems. 5. Flows and Cycles of Nutrients. 6. Evolution. 7. Biodiversity and the Systematic Organization of Life. 8. Biomes and Ecozones. 9. Ecology: From Individuals to the Biosphere. III. HUMAN POPULATIONS. 10. Global Populations. 11. The Canadian Population. IV. RESOURCES. 12. Resources and Sustainable Development. 13. Non-Renewable Natural Resources. 14. Renewable Natural Resources. V. ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGES. 15. Pollution and Disturbance as Environmental Stressors. 16. Gaseous Air Pollution. 17. Atmospheric Gases and Climate Change. 18. Toxic Elements. 19. Acidification. 20. Additional Problems of Surface Waters. 21. Pesticides. 22. Oil Spills. 23. Ecological Effects of Forestry. 24. Agriculture and the Environment. 25. Urban Ecology. 26. The Biodiversity Crisis. VI. Ecologically Sustainable Development. 27. Ecologically Sustainable Development. Appendix A: Measurements and Conversions. Appendix B: Environmental Organizations. Appendix C: Journals, Magazines, and Periodicals on the Environment. Appendix D: Environmental Legislation. Appendix E: Detailed Data Tables. Glossary of Key Terms. Index.