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Environment - Text Only - 4th edition

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Environment - Text Only - 4TH 04 edition

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Peter H. Raven and Linda R. Berg

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Edition: 4TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Covering the enormous environmental challenges facing our world today, this edition helps readers think critically about these challenges and understand the concepts that underlie environmental problems. Rather than telling readers what to think, the book provides the information and tools they need to reach their own conclusions.

Table of Contents

PART ONE. HUMANS IN THE ENVIRONMENT.

Chapter 1. Our Changing Environment.
Chapter 2. Addressing Environmental Problems, Part I.
Chapter 3. Addressing Environmental Problems, Part II.

PART TWO. THE WORLD WE LIVE IN.

Chapter 4. Ecosystems and Energy.
Chapter 5. Ecosystems and Living Organisms.
Chapter 6. Ecosystem and the Physical Environment.
Chapter 7. Major Ecosystems of the World.

PART THREE. A CROWDED WORLD.

Chapter 8. Understanding Population Growth.
Chapter 9. Facing the Problems of Overpopulation.

PART FOUR. THE SEARCH FOR ENERGY.

Chapter 10. Fossil Fuels.
Chapter 11. Nuclear Energy.
Chapter 12. Renewable Energy and Conservation.

PART FIVE. OUR PRECIOUS RESOURCES.

Chapter 13. Water: A Fragile Resource.
Chapter 14. Soils and Their Preservation.

Appendix I. Review of Basic Chemistry.
Appendix II. How to Make a Difference.
Appendix III. Green Collar Professions.
Appendix IV. Units of Measure: Some Useful Conversions.
Appendix V. Graphing.
Appendix VI. Abbreviations, Formulas, and Acronyms Used in this Text.
Appendix VII. Solutions to Quantitative "Thinking About the Environment" Questions.
Appendix VIII. World Population Data Sheet Assignment.
Glossary.
Index.

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