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Environmental Science - Text Only

Environmental Science - Text Only - 5th edition

Environmental Science - Text Only - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9780471488163

ISBN10: 047148816X

Environmental Science - Text Only by Daniel B. Botkin and Edward A. Keller - ISBN 9780471488163
Edition: 5TH 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published:
International: No
Environmental Science - Text Only by Daniel B. Botkin and Edward A. Keller - ISBN 9780471488163

ISBN13: 9780471488163

ISBN10: 047148816X

Edition: 5TH 05

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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

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.