Environmental Issues An Introduction to Sustainability

ISBN-10: 0131566504
ISBN-13: 9780131566507
Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $74.60
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/3/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

This book combines simple math, the metric system, and critical thinking to gain insight into relevant local, regional, and global environmental issues, with a focus on sustainability. The presentation of real-world issues and examples fosters the development of the math and analytical skills necessary to truly think critically and to understand these complex issues. A seven-part organization examines basic concepts and tools, as well as topical, relevant, and timely issues related to principles of sustainability, population and migration, climate change, energy, consumption and the quality of life, threats to ecosystems, and sustainability and the individual. For individuals interested in environmental studies and science, and in the relationship of math and science to the environment.

Preface
Basic Concepts and Tools
Principles of Sustainability
Population and Migration
Global Population Growth: Is it Sustainable?
Carrying Capacity and Ecological Footprint
Coastal Population Growth: Bangladesh
The Impact of Migration
Climate Change
Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change
The Challenges of Climate Change
Energy
Oil and Natural Gas
Coal
Bringing the World to The U.S. Standard of Living
Sustainable Energy
Consumption and the Quality of Life
Global Water Supplies: Are they Sustainable?
Motor Vehicles and the Environment
Motor Vehicles and the Environment: Global Trends
Whacker Madness? The Proliferation of Turfgrass
The Impact of Interjurisdictional Waste Disposal: Truckin' Trash
Mining: Is It Sustainable?
Environmental Health: POPs
hreats to Ecosystems
Global Grain Production: Can We Beef It Up?
Soils and Sustainable Societies
The State of Global Forests
Restoring Estuaries: Chesapeake Bay
Illegal Immigration
Catch of the Day: The State of Global Fisheries
Sustainability and the Individual
Sustainable Communities: Sprawl vs
Sustainable Coastal Development
Sustainable Buildings and Housing
The Three Rrsquo;s: Reduction, Recycling, Reuse
A Sustainable Diet
The Sustainable Campus
Restoration Ecology
Index

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