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Environmental Science,9780073532547

Environmental Science

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Edition: 13th
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 1/7/2014
Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill Education

Summary

Environmental Science: A Global Concern is a comprehensive presentation of environmental science for non-science majors which emphasizes critical thinking, environmental responsibility, and global awareness. This book is intended for use in a one or two-semester course in environmental science, human ecology, or environmental studies at the college or advanced placement high school level. As practicing scientists and educators, the Cunningham author team brings decades of experience in the classroom, in the practice of science, and in civic engagement. This experience helps give students a clear sense of what environmental science is and why it matters in this exciting, new 13th edition.

Environmental Science: A Global Concern provides readers with an up-to-date, introductory global view of essential themes in environmental science. The authors balance evidence of serious environmental challenges with ideas about what we can do to overcome them. An entire chapter focuses on ecological restoration; one of the most important aspects of ecology today. Case studies in most chapters show examples of real progress, and “What Can You Do?” lists give students ideas for contributing to solutions.

Table of Contents

1 Understanding Our Environment

2 Principles of Science and Systems

3 Matter, Energy, and Life

4 Evolution, Biological Communities, and Species Interactions

5 Biomes: Global Patterns of Life

6 Population Biology

7 Human Populations

8 Environmental Health and Toxicology

9 Food and Hunger

10 Farming: Conventional and Sustainable Practices

11 Biodiversity: Preserving Species

12 Biodiversity: Preserving Landscapes

13 Restoration Ecology

14 Geology and Earth Resources

15 Air, Weather, and Climate

16 Air Pollution

17 Water Use and Management

18 Water Pollution

19 Conventional Energy

20 Sustainable Energy

21 Solid, Toxic, and Hazardous Waste

22 Urbanization and Sustainable Cities

23 Ecological Economics

24 Environmental Policy, Law, and Planning

25 What Then Shall We Do?

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