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Environmental science : a global concern / William P. Cunningham, Mary Ann Cunningham, Barbara Woodworth Saigo

By: Cunningham, William PContributor(s): Saigo, Barbara WoodworthMaterial type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: Boston Mc Graw-Hill cop. 2003Edition: 7. edDescription: 646 s. illISBN: 0070294267Subject(s): Naturskydd | Miljövård | Miljöpolitik | Miljöfrågor | MiljödebattOther classification: Uh | Uh
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This book is intended for use in a one- or two-semester course in environmental science, human ecology, or environmental studies at the college or advanced placement high school level. Because most students who will use this book are freshman or sophomore nonscience majors, the authors have tried to make the text readable and accessible without technical jargon or a presumption of prior science background. At the same time, enough data and depth are presented to make this book suitable for many upper-division classes and a valuable resource for students who will keep it in their personal libraries after their formal studies are completed.The goal of this book is to provide an up-to-date, introductory view of essential themes in environmental science along with emphasis on details and case studies that will help students process and retain the general principles.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Learning to Learn
  • Part 1 Principles for Understanding Our Environment
  • 1 Understanding Our Environment
  • 2 Frameworks for Understaing: Science, Systems, and Ethics
  • 3 Matter, Energy, and Life
  • 4 Evolution, Biological Communities, and Species Interactions
  • 5 Biomes: Global Patterns of Life
  • 6 Population Biology
  • Part 2 People in the Environment
  • 7 Human Populations
  • 8 Environmental Health and Toxicology
  • 9 Food and Agriculture
  • 10 Pest Control
  • Part 3 Understanding and Managing Living Systems
  • 11 Biodiversity
  • 12 Land Use: Forests and Grasslands
  • 13 Preserving and Restoring Nature Part Four Physical Resources and Environmental Systems
  • 14 Geology and Earth Resources
  • 15 Air, Weather, and Climate
  • 16 Air Pollution
  • 17 Water Use and Management
  • 18 Water Pollution
  • Part 5 Issues and Policy
  • 19 Conventional Energy
  • 20 Sustainable Energy
  • 21 Solid, Toxic, and Hazardous Waste
  • 22 Urbanization and Sustainable Cities
  • 23 Ecological Economics
  • 24 Environmental Policy, Law, and Planning
  • 25 What Then Shall We Do?