Environmental Science Toward a Sustainable Future

ISBN-10: 0132302659
ISBN-13: 9780132302654
Edition: 10th 2008 (Revised)
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Description: As the field of environmental science continues to evolve, this highly readable guide presents a full spectrum of views and information to help readers evaluate issues and make informed decisions.nbsp;Reflects the changing environmental scene  More...

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Book details

List price: $138.40
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/8/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 736
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.872
Language: English

As the field of environmental science continues to evolve, this highly readable guide presents a full spectrum of views and information to help readers evaluate issues and make informed decisions.nbsp;Reflects the changing environmental scene worldwide, with a wide range of viewpoints and information from the latest sources. Places new emphasis on issues such as emerging diseases like avian flu; the 4 th World Water Forum; the ldquo;gene revolution;rdquo; the Endangered Species Act controversy; restoration of the Everglades, and the 2005 Global Forest Resources Assessment. Strives for a balance between pure science and the political, social, and historical perspectives of environmental affairs.nbsp;For those interested in learning more about environmental science.

Introduction: Toward a Sustainable Future
The Global Environmental Picture
Population Growth and Economic Development
The Decline of Ecosystems
Global Atmospheric Changes
Loss of Biodiversity
Three Strategic Themes: Sustainability, Stewardship, and Science
Sustainability
Stewardship
Science
Three Integrative Themes: Ecosystem Capital, Policy/Politics, and Globalization
Ecosystem Capital
Policy and Politics
Globalization
The Environment in the 21st Century
A New Commitment
Revisiting the Themes
Review Questions
Thinking Environmentally
Ethics What Is the Stewardship Ethic?
global perspective Red Sky at Morning
Ecosystems: Basic Units of the Natural World
Ecosystems: What They Are
Ecosystems: A Description
The Structure of Ecosystems
Trophic Categories
Trophic Relationships: Food Chains, Food Webs, and Trophic Levels
Nonfeeding Relationships
Abiotic Factors
From Ecosystems to Global Biomes
The Role of Climate
Microclimate and Other Abiotic Factors
Biotic Factors
Physical Barriers
Summary
The Human Presence
Three Revolutions
Revisiting the Themes
Review Questions
Thinking Environmentally
earth watch Limiting Factors and the Woodland Caribou in Alberta, Canada
global perspective Can Ecosystems Be Restored?
Ecosystems: How They Work
Matter, Energy, and Life
Matter in Living and Nonliving Systems
Energy Basics
Energy Changes in Organisms
Energy Flow in Ecosystems
Primary Production
Energy Flow and Efficiency
Running on Solar Energy
The Cycling of Matter in Ecosystems
The Carbon Cycle
The Phosphorus Cycle
The Nitrogen Cycle
Implications for Human Societies
Ecosystem Sustainability
Value of Ecosystem Capital
The Future
Revisiting the Themes
Review Questions
Thinking Environmentally
global perspective Light and Nutrients: The Controlling Factors in Marine Ecosystems
ethics Ecosystem Stakeholders
Contents viii WRIGMF_0132302659_SE.QXD 1/12/07 12:59 PM
Ecosystems: How They Change
Dynamics of Natural Populations
Population Growth Curves
Biotic Potential versus Environmental Resistance
Density Dependence and Critical Number
Mechanisms of Population Equilibrium
PredatorPrey Dynamics
Competition
Introduced Species
Evolution as a Force for Change
Adaptation through Natural Selection
Drifting Continents
Ecosystem Responses to Disturbance
Ecological Succession
Disturbance and Resilience
Evolving Ecosystems?
Living Beyond Our Means
Managing Ecosystems
Pressures on Ecosystems
Revisiting the Themes
Review Questions
Thinking Environmentally
Making a Difference Part one Chapters 2, 3, 4
Guest essay The Village Weaverbird: Marvel or Menace?
Earth watch Environmental Tipping Points
The Human Population

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