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Environment - 5th edition

Environment - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9780471704386

ISBN10: 0471704385

Environment by Peter H. Raven and Linda R. Berg - ISBN 9780471704386
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 5TH 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
International: No
Environment by Peter H. Raven and Linda R. Berg - ISBN 9780471704386

ISBN13: 9780471704386

ISBN10: 0471704385

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 5TH 06

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Raven's Environment, 5th Edition is a most accessible, yet detailed, environmental science text. The text provides numerous examples and opportunities for readers to explore issues at a local level.

Covering the enormous environmental challenges facing our world today, the new fifth edition of The Environment helps readers think critically about these issues 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. It offers solid scientific content balanced with effective and current examples of problems and solutions.

  • Introduces the reader to ecosystems, the physical environment, and Earth's biomes.
  • Examines the problems of overpopulation as well as environmental concerns such as air pollution and the pesticide dilemma.
  • Presents real-life case studies that offer in-depth analyses of actual situations.
  • Includes 'You Can Make a Difference' boxes in each chapter to help readers take an active role in improving the environment.
  • Offers additional information on a website devoted to further examining critical environmental issues that will help readers make environmentally responsible choices.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introducing Environmental Science and Sustainability.

Environmental Laws, Economics, and Ethics.

Ecosystems and Energy.

Ecosystems and Living Organisms.

Ecosystems and the Physical Environment.

Major Ecosystems of the World.

Human Health and Environmental Toxicology.

Population Change.

The Problems of Overpopulation.

The Urban world.

Fossil Fuels.

Nuclear Energy.

Renewable Energy and Conservation.

Water: A Limited Resource.

Soils and Their Preservation.

Minerals: A Nonrenewable Resource.

Preserving Earth's Biological Diversity.

Land Resources.

Food Resources: A Challenge for Agriculture.

Air Pollution.

Regional and Global Atmospheric Changes.

Water Pollution.

The Pesticide Dilemma.

Solid and Hazardous Wastes.

Tomorrow's World.