Environmental Science Systems and Solutions
Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)
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Description: 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $209.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 2/16/2007
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
|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|
|Conserving biological resources|
|Land resources and management|
|Food and soil resources|
|Principles of pollution control, toxicology, and risk|
|Air pollution : local and regional|
|Global air pollution : destruction of the ozone layer and global climate change|
|Municipal solid waste and hazardous waste|
|Historical and cultural aspects of environmental concerns|
|Epilogue : environmental literacy|