Environment

ISBN-10: 0470525983
ISBN-13: 9780470525982
Edition: 7th 2011
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Book details

Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/18/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 656
Size: 9.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.542
Language: English

Offering a more concise resource for environmental scientists, the seventh edition explores important environmental issues and shows how to apply this information on the job. It focuses on a systems approach, presenting a framework for thinking about environmental science. The recurring theme of global climate change as a system is integrated throughout the chapters, uncovering both the positive and negative roles that people play in that system. Environmental scientists will also benefit from the revised art program. New photos and illustrations help reinforce concepts and make the material come to life.

Humans in the Environment
Introducing Environmental Science and Sustainability
Human Impacts on the Environment
Population, Resources, and the Environment
Environmental Sustainability
Environmental Science
Addressing Environmental Problems
Environmental Laws, Economics, and Ethics
A Brief Environmental History of the United States
U.S. Environmental Legislation
Economics and the Environment
Environmental Justice
Environmental Ethics, Values, and Worldviews
The World We Live in
Ecosystems and Energy
What Is Ecology?
The Energy of Life
The Flow of Energy Through Ecosystems
Ecosystems and Living Organisms
Evolution: How Populations Change over Time
Biological Communities
Species Richness in a Community
Community Development
Ecosystems and the Physical Environment
The Cycling of Materials Within Ecosystems
Solar Radiation
The Atmosphere
The Global Ocean
Weather and Climate
Internal Planetary Processes
Major Ecosystems of the World
Earth's Major Biomes
Aquatic Ecosystems
Human Health and Environmental Toxicology
Human Health
Environmental Pollution and Diseases
Determining Health Effects of Environmental Pollution
Ecotoxicology: Toxicant Effects on Communities and Ecosystems
Decision Making and Uncertainty: Assessment of Risks
A Crowded World
Population Change
Principles of Population Ecology
Factors That Affect Population Size
Reproductive Strategies
Metapopulations
The Human Population
Demographics of Countries
Demographics of the United States
Addressing Population Issues
Population and Quality of Life
Reducing the Total Fertility Rate
Government Policies and Fertility
Achieving Population Stabilization
The Urban Environment
Population and Urbanization
The City as an Ecosystem
Urban Land Use Planning
Making Cities More Sustainable
The Search For Energy
Fossil Fuels
Energy Sources, Consumption, and Policy
Fossil Fuels
Coal
Oil and Natural Gas
Synfuels and Other Potential Fossil-Fuel Resources
Nuclear Energy
Introduction to Nuclear Processes
Nuclear Fission
Pros and Cons of Nuclear Energy
Safety Issues in Nuclear Energy
Radioactive Wastes
The Future of Nuclear Power
Renewable Energy and Conservation
Direct Solar Energy
Indirect Solar Energy
Other Renewable Energy Sources
High- and Low-Technology Energy Solutions
Our Precious Resources
Water: A Limited Resource
The Importance of Water
Water Use and Resource Problems
Water Problems in the United States and Canada
Global Water Problems
Water Management
Water Conservation
Soil Resources
What is Soil?
Soil Properties and Major Soil Types
Soil Problems
Soil Conservation and Regeneration
Mineral Resources
Introduction to Minerals
Environmental Impacts Associated with Minerals
Minerals: An International Perspective
Increasing the Supply of Minerals
Using Substitution and Conservation to Expand Mineral Supplies
Biological Resources
Biological Diversity
Extinction and Species Endangerment
Conservation Biology
Conservation Policies and Laws
Wildlife Management
Land Resources
Land Use
Wilderness, Parks, and Wildlife Refuges
Forests
Rangelands and Agricultural Lands
Wetlands and Coastal Areas
Conservation of Land Resources
Food Resources
World Food Security
Food Production
Challenges of Producing More Crops and Livestock
The Environmental Impacts of Agriculture
Solutions to Agricultural Problems
Fisheries of the World
Environmental Concerns
Air Pollution
The Atmosphere as a Resource
Types and Sources of Air Pollution
Effects of Air Pollution
Controlling Air Pollution in the United States
Ozone Depletion in the Stratosphere
Acid Deposition
Air Pollution Around the World
Indoor Air Pollution
Global Climate Change
Introduction to Climate Change
The Effects of Global Climate Change
Dealing with Global Climate Change
Water Pollution
Types of Water Pollution
Water Quality Today
Improving Water Quality
Laws Controlling Water Pollution
Pest Management
What Is a Pesticide?
Benefits and Problems with Pesticides
Risks of Pesticides to Human Health
Alternatives to Pesticides
Laws Controlling Pesticide Use
The Manufacture and Use of Banned Pesticides
Solid and Hazardous Wastes
Solid Waste
Waste Prevention
Hazardous Waste
Tomorrow's World
Tomorrow's World
Living Sustainably
Sustainable Living: A Plan of Action
Changing Personal Attitudes and Practices
What Kind of World do We Want?
Appendices
Glossary
Text, Table, and Line Art Credits
Index

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