Environmental Science Learning Systems

Environmental Science Learning Systems

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For introductory courses in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and Environmental Biology. Prentice Hall's Learning System Series Developed for one-semester general education courses, the Prentice Hall's Learning System Series provides an alternative to traditional texts-a series of lower cost, shorter texts with closely connected web applications. Flexible, streamlined, and efficient, each element in the System Edition is designed to maximize the advantages of its medium and correlate to students' course activity.show more

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  • Mixed media product | 734 pages
  • 223.5 x 304.8 x 42.7mm | 1,955.01g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 1st Revised edition
  • 0130752347
  • 9780130752345

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Sustainability, Stewardship, and Sound Science. I. ECOSYSTEMS AND HOW THEY WORK. 2. Ecosystems: Units of Stability. 3. Ecosystems: How They Work. 4. Ecosystems: Population and Succession. 5. Ecosystems and Evolutionary Change. II. THE HUMAN POPULATION. 6. The Human Population: Demographics. 7. Addressing the Population Problem. III. RENEWABLE RESOURCES. 8. Soil and the Soil Ecosystem. 9. Water: Hydrologic Cycle and Human Use. 10. The Production and Distribution of Food. 11. Wild Species: Biodiversity and Protection. 12. Ecosystems as Resources. IV. ENERGY. 13. Energy from Fossil Fuels. 14. Nuclear Energy: Promise and Problems. 15. Renewable Energy. V. POLLUTION AND PREVENTION. 16. Environmental Hazards and Human Health. 17. Pests and Pest Control. 18. Water: Pollution and Prevention. 19. Municipal Solid Waste: Disposal and Recovery. 20. Hazardous Chemicals: Pollution and Prevention. 21. The Atmosphere: Climate, Climate Change, and Ozone Depletion. 22. Atmospheric Pollution. VI. TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE. 23. Economics, Public Policy, and the Environment. 24. Sustainable Communities and Lifestyles. Appendix A: Environmental Organizations. Appendix B: Units of Measure. Appendix C: Some Basic Chemical Concepts. Bibliography and Suggested Reading.show more

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