Environmental Science

ISBN-10: 0073311863
ISBN-13: 9780073311869
Edition: 2008
List price: $147.19
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Description: Unlike any other introductory environmental science text, Robert Kaufmann and Cutler Cleveland's Environmental Science takes a fresh approach to the subject by weaving themes of energy and materials, economic systems, and policy throughout the  More...

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Book details

List price: $147.19
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 2/9/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.652
Language: English

Unlike any other introductory environmental science text, Robert Kaufmann and Cutler Cleveland's Environmental Science takes a fresh approach to the subject by weaving themes of energy and materials, economic systems, and policy throughout the entire text. A story of real science is simply told through examples of cutting-edge content, real-world applications, and a distinctive conceptual illustration program.

Introduction to Environmental Science
Environment and Society: A Sustainable Partnership?
Building a Framework to Study Environmental Problems
The Laws of Energy and Matter
Systems: Why Are Environmental Problems So Difficult to Solve?
How the Natural Environment Works
The Physical Systems of Planet Earth: The Engine of Life
The Flow of Energy in Biological Systems: Why Does It Matter?
The Flow of the Matter in the Environment: Why Does It Matter?
Biomes: Where Do Plants and Animals Live?
Succession: How Do Ecosystems Respond to Disturbance?
How Human Systems Work
Carrying Capacity: How Large a Population?
An Ecological View of the Economy
The Driving Forces of Environmental Change
Global Environmental Challenges
Biodiversity: Species and So Much More
Global Climate Change: A Warming Planet?
A Reduction in Atmospheric Ozone: Let the Sunshine In
Living Off the Land: Soils, Food Production, and Forests
Soil: A Potentially Sustainable Resource
Agriculture: The Ecology of Growing Food
Forests: So Much More Than Wood
Air and Water Resources
Water Resources
Air Pollution: Costs and Benefits of Clean Air?
Energy and Materials
Fossil Fuels: The Life Blood of the Global Economy
Nuclear Power
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Materials, Society, and the Environment
A Sustainable Future: Will Business As Usual Get Us There?

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