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Essential Environmental Science

Essential Environmental Science - 08 edition

Essential Environmental Science - 08 edition

ISBN13: 9780471704119

ISBN10: 0471704113

Essential Environmental Science by Edward A. Keller and Daniel B. Botkin - ISBN 9780471704119
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2008
International: No
Essential Environmental Science by Edward A. Keller and Daniel B. Botkin - ISBN 9780471704119

ISBN13: 9780471704119

ISBN10: 0471704113

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 08

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Summary

Essential Environmental Science provides a non-quantitative approach that is based on principles, critical thinking and the big questions that are driving the field today. It offers a condensed look at the field, covering topics in way that will help readers answer the ''big questions.'' It eliminates more detailed or advanced topics to make the material more accessible while also placing the focus on today's important issues.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Fundamental Issues in Environmental Science - Big Question: Why Is Science Necessary to Solve Environmental Problems?

Chapter 2: Human Population Growth - Big Question: Why Is it the Underlying Environmental Problem?

Chapter 3: Biogeochemical Cycles - Big Question: Why Are They Essential to Long-Term Life on Earth?

Chapter 4: Ecosystems - Big Question: What Is Necessary to Sustain Life on Earth?

Chapter 5: Biological Diversity - Big Question: Can We Save Endangered Species and Keep Biological Diversity High?

Chapter 6: Restoration Ecology - Big Question: Can We Restore Damaged Ecosystems?

Chapter 7: Forests and Wildlife - Big Question: Can We Have Them and Use Them Too?

Chapter 8: Environmental Health, Pollution and Toxicology - Big Question: Why Are Even Tiny Amounts of Pollutants a Major Concern?

Chapter 9: Agriculture and Environment - Big Question: Can We Feed the World Without Destroying the Environment?

Chapter 10: Energy and the Environment - Big Question: Can We Assure a Sustainable Supply of Energy?

Chapter 11: Water and the Environment - Big Question: Can We Maintain Our Water Resources for Future Generations?

Chapter 12: Oceans and the Environment - Big Question: Can We Learn to Manage the Oceans' Resources?

Chapter 13: Earth's Atmosphere and Climate - Big Question: Is Global Warming Happening and Are We Part of the Problem?

Chapter 14: Air Pollution and the Environment -Big Question: Why Is Air Pollution in Cities Still Such a Big Problem?

Chapter 15: Minerals and the Environment -Big Question: Is It Possible to Use Nonrenewable Mineral Resources Sustainably?

Chapter 16: Waste Management - Big Question: Is Zero Waste Possible?

Chapter 17: Natural Hazards - Big Question: Why Are More Hazards Becoming Disasters and Catastrophes?

Chapter 18: Environmental Economics - Big Question: Can We Put a Price on Scenic Beauty, Endangered Species, and the Quality of Life?

Chapter 19: Planning for a Sustainable Future - Big Question: Can We Plan and Achieve a Future "Ecotopia"?

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