Environmental Science

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2010 - 632 pagine
Updated throughout with the latest environmental information, issues, and facts, the new Eighth Edition of Environmental Science provides a clear introduction to the environmental topics facing society today and offers many possible solutions on how we can move towards a more sustainable way of life. The author focuses on the root cause of many environmental problems and takes care to presents both sides of the issues. Every chapter emphasizes critical analysis to teach students how to approach these complex topics and determine the merits of the debates for themselves. New Go Green tips offer suggestions for how students can be more environmentally conscious in their daily lives.
 

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Indice

Chapter 1 Environmental Science and Critical Thinking
1
Chapter 2 Environmental Protection and Sustainability
14
Chapter 3 Understanding the Root Causes of the Environmental Crisis
34
How Ecosystems Work
50
Biomes and Aquatic Life Zones
72
SelfSustaining Mechanisms in Ecosystems
96
Our Changing Relationship with the Environment
119
Measuring Growth and Its Impact
134
Principles and Practices of Sustainable Community Development
361
Chapter 18 Principles of Toxicology and Risk Assessment
380
Living and Working in a Healthy Environment
406
Ozone Depletion Acid Deposition and Global Climate Change
430
Sustainably Managing a Renewable Resource
463
Growing Crops Sustainably
490
Sustainable Solutions
514
The Foundation of a Sustainable Society
542

Strategies for Sustainability
152
Chapter 10 Creating a Sustainable System of Agriculture to Feed the Worlds People
167
Chapter 11 Preserving Biological Diversity
194
Sustainable Management Strategies
221
Preserving Our Liquid Assets and Protecting Aquatic Ecosystems
244
Chapter 14 Nonrenewable Energy Sources
274
Conservation and Renewable Energy
310
Chapter 16 The Earth and Its Mineral Resources
344
Understanding the Economy and Challenges Facing the Industrial Nations
556
Challenges Facing the Developing Nations
585
Chapter 27 Law Government and Society
597
Glossary
622
Index
1
Photo Credits
31
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Daniel D. Chiras holds a Ph.D. in physiology and teaches courses on sustainability and environmental health at the universities of Colorado and Denver. He is also an avid musician, organic gardener, river runner, and bicyclist. He lives with his family in a passive solar/solar electric, straw bale, and rammed tire house in Evergreen, Colorado.

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