Environment

ISBN-10: 0470119268
ISBN-13: 9780470119266
Edition: 6th 2008
List price: $159.95
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Description: The new Sixth Edition of this leading environmental science text covers the enormous environmental challenges facing our world today. It helps readers think critically about the issues, and understand the concepts that underlie environmental  More...

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Book details

List price: $159.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/14/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.630
Language: English

The new Sixth Edition of this leading environmental science text covers the enormous environmental challenges facing our world today. It helps readers think critically about the issues, and understand the concepts that underlie environmental problems. Rather than telling readers what to think, this book provides the information and tools they need to reach their own conclusions. It offers solid scientific content balanced with effective and current examples of problems and solutions.

Introducing Environmental Science and Sustainability
Environmental Laws, Economics, and Ethics
Ecosystems and Energy
Ecosystems and Living Organisms
Ecosystems and the Physical Environment
Major Ecosystems of the World
Human Health and Environmental Toxicology
Population Change
The Problems of Overpopulation
The Urban world
Fossil Fuels
Nuclear Energy
Renewable Energy and Conservation
Water: A Limited Resource
Soils and Their Preservation
Minerals: A Nonrenewable Resource
Preserving Earth's Biological Diversity
Land Resources
Food Resources: A Challenge for Agriculture
Air Pollution
Regional and Global Atmospheric Changes
Water Pollution
The Pesticide Dilemma
Solid and Hazardous Wastes
Tomorrow's World

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