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Principles of Environmental Science

Principles of Environmental Science - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0077270643

Cover of Principles of Environmental Science 5TH 09 (ISBN 978-0077270643)
ISBN13: 978-0077270643
ISBN10: 0077270649
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 09
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2009
International: No

List price: $150.00

Principles of Environmental Science - 5TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0077270643

William P. Cunningham

ISBN13: 978-0077270643
ISBN10: 0077270649
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 09
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

Rather than the 25 to 30 chapters found in most environmental science textbooks, the authors have limitedPrinciples of Environmental Science: Inquiry and Applicationsto 15 chapters--perfect for the one-semester, non-majors environmental science course. True to its title, the goal of this concise text is to provide an up-to-date, introductory view of essential themes in environmental science along with offering students numerous opportunities to practice scientific thinking and active learning.

Author Bio

William Cunningham is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Minnesota where he taught for 36 years in the Departments of Botany and Genetics and Cell Biology as well as the Conservation Biology Program, the Institute for Social, Economic, and Ecological Sustainability, the Center for Environmental Learning and Leadership, and the McArthur Program in Global Change. He received his Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Texas in 1963 and spent two years at Purdue University as a postdoctoral fellow. At various times, he has been a visiting scholar in Sweden, Norway, Indonesia, and China, as well as several universities and research institutions in the United States.Dr. Cunningham has devoted himself to education and teaching development at the undergraduate level in biology. He began his educational career in structural biology but for the last 10-15 years has concentrated on environmental science, teaching courses such as Social Uses of Biology; Garbage, Government, and the Globe; Environmental Ethics; and Conservation History. Within the past four years, he has received both of the two highest teaching honors that the University of Minnesota bestows -- The Distinguished Teaching Award and a15,000 Amoco Alumni Award. He has served as a Faculty Mentor for younger faculty at the university, sharing the knowledge and teaching skills that he has gained during his distinguished career.

Table of Contents

1 Understanding Our Environment

2 Environmental Systems: Connections, Cycles, Flows, and Feedback Loops

3 Evolution, Species Interactions, and Biological Communities

4 Human Populations

5 Biomes and Biodiversity

6 Environmental Conservation: Forests, Grasslands, Parks, and Nature Preserves

7 Food and Agriculture

8 Environmental Health and Toxicology

9 Air: Climate and Pollution

10 Water: Resources and Pollution

11 Environmental Geology and Earth Resources

12 Energy

13 Solid and Hazardous Waste

14 Economics and Urbanization

15 Environmental Policy and Sustainability