Environmental Science: Toward A Sustainable Future VitalSource eText (13e) : 9780134325293

Environmental Science: Toward A Sustainable Future VitalSource eText (13e)

 
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13
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9780134325293
ISBN 10
 
013432529X
Published
 
05/02/2016
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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For introductory courses in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and Environmental Biology.

Equipping Learners to Understand the Roles of Science, Sustainability, and Stewardship

The Thirteenth Edition of Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future retains its current content and memorable themes of Science, Sustainability and Stewardship while expanding on the student-friendly approach with built-in study tools that make Wright/Boorse a bestseller.

Table of contents
I. FRAMEWORK FOR A SUSTATAINABLE FUTURE
1. Science and the Environment
2. Economics, Politics, and Public Policy

II. ECOLOGY: THE SCIENCE OF ORGANISMS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT
3. Basic Needs of Living Things
4. Populations and Communities
5. Ecosystems: Energy, Patterns, and Disturbance
6. Wild Species and Biodiversity
7. The Use and Restoration of Ecosystems

III. THE HUMAN POPULATION AND ESSENTIAL RESOURCES
8. The Human Population
9. Population and Development
10. Water: Hydrologic Cycle and Human Use
11. Soil: Foundation for Land Ecosystems
12. The Production and Distribution of Food
13. Pests and Pest Control

IV. HARNESSING ENERGY FOR HUMAN SOCIETY
14. Energy from Fossil Fuels
15. Nuclear Power
16. Renewable Energy

V. POLLUTION AND PREVENTION
17. Environmental Hazards and Human Health
18. Global Climate Change
19. Atmospheric Pollution
20. Water Pollution and Its Prevention
21. Municipal Solid Waste: Disposal and Recovery
22. Hazardous Chemicals: Pollution and Prevention

VI. STEWARDSHIP FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
23. Sustainable Communities and Lifestyles

Appendix A Environmental
Organizations
Appendix B Units of Measure
Appendix C Units of Measure
Credits
Glossary
Index
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