Environmental Science

Environmental Science : Living within the System of Nature

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A sophisticated discussion of basic ecological principles and environmental problems which focuses on teaching students to evaluate issues critically and provides them with the tools and information to do so. qit-Environmental Science-qit features a strong global orientation which examines environmental problems in full, taking into account their economic, social, political, ethical and legal aspects. There is a balanced treatment of controversial topics, and the book has been thoroughly revised throughout to take into account the changing issues - for examples, there is updated analysis of Chernobyl, pesticides and hazardous materials, solid waste and environmental cancer and the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Also included is an expanded discussion of low-input, sustainable agriculture and the impact of biotechnology on agriculture.show more

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  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 210 x 280mm | 1,219g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3rd International edition
  • appendix, index
  • 0130274186
  • 9780130274182

Table of contents

Contents: qit-Basic Principles of Ecology-qit: The Framework of Ecology. Energy in Ecosystems. Material Cycles in Living Systems. Populations and Communities. Evolution and Ecology: The Emergence of the Ecosphere. qit-Homo Sapiens in the Scheme of Natural Things-qit: Energy in Human Affairs. Mineral and Water Resources. Population, Food and Hunger. qit-The Impact of Human Activities on Health and the Environment-qit: Air Pollutants and their Sources. The Effects of Air Pollution. Control of Air Pollution. Water Pollution. Land Use and Land Misuse. Wildlife, Wilderness and Other Biological Resources. Noise as an Air Pollutant. The Problem of Persistent Hazardous Materials in the Ecosphere. Waste Disposal in the Ecosphere. Cancer and the Environment. qit-Points of View-qit: Human Institutions: Problems and Solutions. From Problems to Promise: An Assessment. Appendix. Index.show more

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