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Essential Environment: The Science Behind the Stories

Essential Environment: The Science Behind the Stories - 3rd edition

Essential Environment: The Science Behind the Stories - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780136045311

ISBN10: 0136045316

Essential Environment: The Science Behind the Stories by Jay H Withgott - ISBN 9780136045311
Edition: 3RD 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Co.
Published: 2009
International: No
Essential Environment: The Science Behind the Stories by Jay H Withgott - ISBN 9780136045311

ISBN13: 9780136045311

ISBN10: 0136045316

Edition: 3RD 09

Summary

Essential Environment: The Science Behind the Stories retains all the popular features of its parent volume, Environment: The Science behind the Stories, including its integrated central case study approach and its focus on the scientific process, current data, and critical thinking in a brief 17-chapter book.

Key Topics: An introduction to environmental science, Environmental economics and environmental policy, Environmental systems: Chemistry, energy, and ecosystems, Evolution, biodiversity, and population ecology, Species interactions and community ecology, Human population, Soils, agriculture, and the future of food, Biodiversity and conservation biology, Cities, forests, and parks: Land use and resource management, Environmental health and toxicology, Geology, minerals, and mining, Freshwater and marine systems and resources, The atmosphere and air pollution, Global climate change, Nonrenewable energy sources, their impacts, and energy conservation, Renewable energy alternatives, Waste management,

Epilogue: Sustainable Solutions Market: Intended for those interested in learning the basics of environmental science.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

I. FOUNDATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

1. An introduction to environmental science

2. Environmental economics and environmental policy

3. Environmental systems: Chemistry, energy, and ecosystems

4. Evolution, biodiversity, and population ecology

5. Species interactions and community ecology


II. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND THE SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS

6. Human population

7. Soils, agriculture, and the future of food

8. Biodiversity and conservation biology

9. Cities, forests, and parks: Land use and resource management

10. Environmental health and toxicology

11. Geology, minerals, and mining

12. Freshwater and marine systems and resources

13. The atmosphere and air pollution

14. Global climate change

15. Nonrenewable energy sources, their impacts, and energy conservation

16. Renewable energy alternatives

17. Waste management Epilogue: Sustainable Solutions

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