Environmental Science Systems and Solutions

ISBN-10: 0763742627
ISBN-13: 9780763742621
Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $629.85
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 2/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 642
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

The critical importance ofenvironmental preservation is apparent to everyone. The issues facing us today, be they global warming, the depleting ozone layer, the controversy over nuclear power, or the continuing problems of water pollution and solid waste disposal, are headline news. Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions, Fourth Edition, offers thebasic principles necessary to understand and address these multi-faceted and often very complex current environmental concerns.The book provides a comprehensive overview and synthesis of environmental science and provides the basic factual data necessary to understand the environment as it is today. It is important that students understand how various aspects of the natural environment interconnect with each other and with human society. Using a systems approach, the authors have organized complex information in a way that highlights these connections in a fair and unbiased fashion. AStudy Guide is incorporated at the end of each chapter to helpreinforceconcepts and provide a clear overview of material.

Michael L. McKinney is professor of geology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.James A. Drake is an associate professor in the Department of Zoology and the Graduate Ecology Program at the University of Tennessee.

Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D., a full-time faculty member at the College of General Studies at Boston University since 1984, earned his Ph.D. in geology and geophysics at Yale University. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, LOGAN YONAVJAK has been active with the Rhine Research Center in Durham, North Carolina, the nation's premier facility for studying the paranormal.

Environmental science : an overview
Human population growth
The biosphere : populations, communities, ecosystems, and biogeochemical cycles
The distribution of life on earth
The dynamic earth and natural hazards
People and natural resources
Fundamentals of energy, fossil fuels, and nuclear energy
Renewable and alternative energy sources
Water resources
Mineral resources
Conserving biological resources
Land resources and management
Food and soil resources
Principles of pollution control, toxicology, and risk
Water pollution
Air pollution : local and regional
Global air pollution : destruction of the ozone layer and global climate change
Municipal solid waste and hazardous waste
Environmental economics
Historical and cultural aspects of environmental concerns
Epilogue : environmental literacy

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