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Environmental Science - Text Only

Environmental Science - Text Only - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0471488163

Cover of Environmental Science - Text Only 5TH 05 (ISBN 978-0471488163)
ISBN13: 978-0471488163
ISBN10: 047148816X
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 05
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2005
International: No

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Environmental Science - Text Only - 5TH 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471488163

Daniel B. Botkin and Edward A. Keller

ISBN13: 978-0471488163
ISBN10: 047148816X
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 05
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

Offers a modern and different perspective.

  • Includes updated content to reflect latest research findings.
  • Each chapter ending has references to related material on the web.

Table of Contents

ENVIRONMENT AS AN IDEA.

Basic Issues in Environmental Sciences.
Thinking Critically About the Environment.

EARTH AS A SYSTEM.

Systems and Change.
The Biogeochemical Cycles.

LIFE AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

The Human Population As An Environmental Problem.
Ecosystems and Ecological Communities.
Biological Diversity and Biogeography.
Biological Productivity and Energy Flow.
Succession and Restoration: How Ecosystems Respond to Disturbance.

SUSTAINING LIVING RESOURCES.

World Food Supply.
Effects of Agriculture on the Environment.
Wild Living Resources: Plentiful and Endangered.
Landscapes and Seascapes.
Environmental Health and Toxicology.

ENERGY.

Energy: Some Basics.
Fossil Fuels and the Environment.
Alternative Energy and the Environment.
Nuclear Energy and the Environment.

WATER ENVIRONMENT.

Water Supply, Use, and Management.
Water Pollution and Treatment.

AIR ENVIRONMENT.

The Atmosphere, Climate, and Global Warming.
Air Pollution.
Indoor Air Pollution.
Ozone Depletion.

ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY.

Environmental Economics.
Urban Environments.
Waste Management.
Minerals and the Environment.
Environmental Impact and Planning.
Integrating Values and Knowledge.
Appendices.
Glossary.
Notes.
Photo Credits.
Index.