Essential Environment The Science Behind the Stories

ISBN-10: 0136045316

ISBN-13: 9780136045311

Edition: 3rd 2009

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Key Message:Essential Environment: The Science Behind the Storiesretains all the popular features of its parent volume, Environment: The Science behind the Storiesincluding its integrated central case study approach and its focus on the scientific process, current data, and critical thinkingin a brief 17-chapter book. Key Topics:An introduction to environmental science, Environmental economics and environmental policy, Environmental systems: Chemistry, energy, and ecosystems, Evolution, biodiversity, and population ecology, Species interactions and community ecology, Human population, Soils, agriculture, and the future of food, Biodiversity and conservation biology, Cities, forests, and parks: Land use and resource management, Environmental health and toxicology, Geology, minerals, and mining, Freshwater and marine systems and resources, The atmosphere and air pollution, Global climate change, Nonrenewable energy sources, their impacts, and energy conservation, Renewable energy alternatives, Waste management,Epilogue: Sustainable Solutions Market:Intended for those interested in learning the basics of environmental science.
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List price: $130.40
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Publication date: 9/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Foundations of Environmental Science
An introduction to environmental science
Environmental economics and environmental policy
Environmental systems: Chemistry, energy, and ecosystems
Evolution, biodiversity, and population ecology
Species interactions and community ecology
Environmental Issues and the Search for Solutions
Human population
Soils, agriculture, and the future of food
Biodiversity and conservation biology
Cities, forests, and parks: Land use and resource management
Environmental health and toxicology
Geology, minerals, and mining
Freshwater and marine systems and resources
The atmosphere and air pollution
Global climate change
Nonrenewable energy sources, their impacts, and energy conservation
Renewable energy alternatives
Waste management
Epilogue: Sustainable Solutions
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