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Environmental Science

ISBN-10: 047011858X
ISBN-13: 9780470118580
Edition: 2nd 2009
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Description: This book follows a unique approach by placing a greater emphasis on visual learning as a means for environmental scientists to understand and connect with the central issues of environmental science. It vividly illustrates the overarching role that  More...

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List price: $136.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/10/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.860
Language: English

This book follows a unique approach by placing a greater emphasis on visual learning as a means for environmental scientists to understand and connect with the central issues of environmental science. It vividly illustrates the overarching role that humans play in our planet's environmental problems and successes. In each chapter, What a Scientist Sees features are presented to highlight a concept or phenomenon from the perspective of a professional in the field. Process diagrams are also used to depict complex processes. Environmental scientists will be able to reinforce their understanding of the field and gain new insights with this second edition.

Foreword
Preface
The Environmental Challenges We Face
Introduction: A World in Crisis
Human Impacts on the Environment
Sustainability and EarthGs Capacity to Support Humans
Environmental Science
How We Handle Environmental Problems
Case Study: The New Orleans Disaster
Environmental Sustainability and Human Values
Introduction: The Global Commons
Human Use of the Earth
Human Values and Environmental Problems
Environmental Justice
An Overall Plan for Sustainable Living
Case Study: Jakarta, Indonesia
Environmental History, Politics, and Economics
Introduction: Old Growth Forest of the Pacific Northwest
Conservation and Preservation of Resources
Environmental History
Environmental Legislation
Environmental Economics
Case Study: Environmental Problems in Central and Eastern Europe
Risk Analysis and Environmental Health Hazards
Introduction: Pesticides and Children
A Perspective on Risks
Environmental Health Hazards
Movement and Fate of Toxicants
How We Determine the Health Effects of Pollutants
The Precautionary Principle
Case Study: Endocrine Disrupters
How Ecosystems Work
Introduction: Lake VictoriaGs Ecological Imbalance
What is Ecology?The Flow of Energy Through Ecosystems
The Cycling of Matter in Ecosystems
Ecological Niches
Interactions Among Organisms
Case Study: Global Climate Change: Is There an Imbalance in the Carbon Cycle?
Ecosystems and Evolution
Introduction: The Florida Everglades
EarthGs Major Biomes
Aquatic Ecosystems
Population Responses to Changing Conditions Over Time: Evolution
Community Responses to Changing Conditions over Time: Succession
Case Study: Wildfires
Human Population Change and the Environment
Introduction: Slowing Population Growth in China
Population Ecology
Human Population Patterns
Demographics of Countries
Stabilizing World Population
Population and Urbanization
Case Study: Urban Planning in Curitiba, Brazil
Air and Air Population
Introduction: Long-Distance Transport of Air Pollution
The Atmosphere
Types and Sources of Air Pollution
Effects of Air Pollution
Controlling Air Pollutants
Indoor Air Pollution
Case Study: Curbing Air Pollution in Chattanooga
Global Atmospheric Changes
Introduction: Melting Ice and Rising Sea Levels
The Atmosphere and Climate
Global Climate Change
Ozone Depletion in the Stratosphere
Acid Deposition
Case Study: International Implications of Global Climate Change
Freshwater Resources and Water Pollution
Introduction: The Missouri River: A Battle Over Water Rights
The Importance of Water
Water-Resource Problems
Water Management
Water Pollution
Improving Water Quality
Case Study: Water Pollution in the Great Lakes
The Ocean and Fisheries
Introduction: Depleting Bluefin Tuna Stocks
The Global Ocean
Major Ocean Life Zones
Human Impacts on the Ocean
Addressing Ocean Problems
Case Study: Humans and the Antarctic Food Web
Mineral and Soil Resources
Introduction: Copper Basin, Tennessee
Plate Tectonics and The Rock Cycle
Economic Geology: Useful Minerals
Environmental Implications of Mineral Use
Soil Properties and Processes
Soil Problems and Conservation
Case Study: Industrial Ecosystems
Land Resources
Introduction: Korup National Park
Land Use in the United States
Forests
Rangelands

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