Essential Environmental Science

ISBN-10: 0471704113

ISBN-13: 9780471704119

Edition: 2008

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Essential Environmental Science provides a non-quantitative approach that is based on principles, critical thinking and the big questions that are driving the field today. It offers a condensed look at the field, covering topics in way that will help readers answer the "big questions." It eliminates more detailed or advanced topics to make the material more accessible while also placing the focus on today's important issues.
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List price: $170.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Fundamental Issues in Environmental Science
Big Question: Why is Science Necessary to Solve Environmental Problems?
Case Study: Easter Island
Fundamental Principles
Human Population: The Basic Environmental Problem
Sustainability
Eartha's Carrying Capacity
A Global Perspective
Cities Affect the Environment
People and Nature
Science and Values
Solving Many Environmental Problems Involves Systems and Rates of Change
Environmental Unity
Changes and Equilibriums in Systems
Biota: Biosphere and Sustaining Life Characteristics of Environmental Systems That Make Solving Environmental Problems Harder
The Precautionary Principle: When in Doubt, Play It Safe
Return to the Big Question
Summary
Key Terms
Getting It Straight
What Do You Think? Pulling It All Together
Human Population Growth
Big Question: Why is it the Underlying Environmental Problem?
Case Study: How the Great Tsunami of 2004 Affected the Human Population
How Populations Change Over Time: Basic Concepts of Population Dynamics
The Prophecy of Malthus
Population Growth
How Many People Have Lived on Earth?
The Logistic Growth Curve
Other Clues to How Our Population May Change
Age Structure
The Demographic Transition
Human Death Rates and the Rise of Industrial Societies
Longevity and Its Effect on Population Growth
Life Expectancy
Limiting Factors
The Quality of Life and the Human Carrying Capacity of Earth
How Can We Achieve Zero Population Growth?
How Many People Can Earth Support?
Return to the Big Question
Summary
Key Terms
Getting It Straight
What Do You Think?
Pulling It All Together
Further Reading
Biogeochemical Cycles
Big Question: Why Are Biogeochemical Cycles Essential to Long Term Life on Earth?
Case Study: Lake Washington
How Chemicals Cycle
Biogeochemical Cycles
Chemical Reactions
Environmental Questions and Biogeochemical Cycles
Biological Questions
Geologic Questions
Atmospheric Questions
Hydrologic Questions
Biogeochemical Cycles and Life: Limiting Factors
General Concepts Central to Biogeochemical Cycles
The Geologic Cycle
The Tectonic Cycle
The Hydrologic Cycle
The Rock Cycle
Biogeochemical Cycling in Ecosystems
Ecosystem Cycles of a Metal and a Nonmetal
Chemical Cycling and the "Balance of Nature"
Some Major Global Chemical Cycles
The Carbon Cycle
The Missing Carbon Sink
The Nitrogen Cycle
The Phosphorus Cycle
Return to the Big Question
Summary
Key Terms
Getting It Straight
What Do You Think?
Pulling It All Together
Further Reading
Ecosystems
Big Question: What is Necessary to Sustain Life on Earth?
Case Study: The Acorn Connection
How Populations Change Over Time and Interact with Each Other
Professions and Places: The Ecological Niche and the Hab
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