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Essential Environment: The Science Behind the Storiesretains all the popular features of its parent volume, Environment: The Science behind the Stories–including its integrated central case study approach and its focus on the scientific process, current data, and critical thinking–in a brief 17-chapter book. 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. Intended for those interested in learning the basics of environmental science.

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With content distilled from the parent text, Environment: The Science Behind the Stories, this attractive, challenging, high-interest text for an introductory environmental science course integrates fundamentals of the scientific process and critical thinking skills with current research in environmental studies. This edition offers updated content, while retaining features such as chapter-long case studies, boxes on how scientific research was conducted in specific cases, and paired essays on current controversies. The superb art program features color photos, maps, graphs, and detailed illustrations. A companion web site provides quizzes, a database of sources to assist with research projects, tutorials on graph interpretation, and current news articles linking text topics to case studies. Withgott is a researcher and environmental writer. Brennan is an environmental science teacher at the university and community college level, Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Essential Environment: The Science Behind the Storiesretains all the popular features of its parent volume, Environment: The Science behind the Stories–including its integrated central case study approach and its focus on the scientific process, current data, and critical thinking–in a brief 17-chapter book. 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. Intended for those interested in learning the basics of environmental science.

Table of Contents

I. FOUNDATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

1. An introduction to environmental science

2. Environmental economics and environmental policy

3. Environmental systems: Chemistry, energy, and ecosystems

4. Evolution, biodiversity, and population ecology

5. Species interactions and community ecology

II. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND THE SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS

6. Human population

7. Soils, agriculture, and the future of food

8. Biodiversity and conservation biology

9. Cities, forests, and parks: Land use and resource management

10. Environmental health and toxicology

11. Geology, minerals, and mining

12. Freshwater and marine systems and resources

13. The atmosphere and air pollution

14. Global climate change

15. Nonrenewable energy sources, their impacts, and energy conservation

16. Renewable energy alternatives

17. Waste management

Epilogue: Sustainable Solutions

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805306408
Author:
Withgott, Jay
Publisher:
Academic Internet Publishers
Author:
Withgott, Jay H.
Author:
Brennan, Scott R.
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental sciences
Subject:
General
Subject:
Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
October 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
11.00x8.25x.26 in. .65 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events are included. Cram101 Textbook Outlines gives all of the outlines, highlights, notes for your textbook with optional online practice tests. Only Cram101 Outlines are Textbook Specific. Cram101 is NOT the Textbook.
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Essential Environment: The Science Behind the Storiesretains all the popular features of its parent volume, Environment: The Science behind the Stories–including its integrated central case study approach and its focus on the scientific process, current data, and critical thinking–in a brief 17-chapter book. 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. Intended for those interested in learning the basics of environmental science.

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