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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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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.

About the Author

Jay H. Withgott is a science and environmental writer with a background in scientific research and teaching. He holds degrees from Yale University, the University of Arkansas, and the University of Arizona. As a researcher, he has published scientific papers on topics in ecology, evolution, animal behavior, and conservation biology in journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, Evolution, and Animal Behavior. He has taught university-level laboratory courses in ecology, ornithology, vertebrate diversity, anatomy, and general biology.

As a science writer, Jay has authored articles for a variety of journals and magazines including Science, New Scientist, BioScience, Smithsonian, Current Biology, Conservation in Practice, and Natural History. He combines his scientific expertise with his past experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers to make science accessible and engaging for general audiences.

Jay lives with his wife, biologist Susan Masta, in Portland, Oregon.

 

Scott Brennan has taught environmental science, ecology, resource policy, and journalism at Western Washington University and at Walla Walla Community College. He has also worked as a journalist, photographer, and consultant.

Scott has cultivated his expertise in environmental science and public policy by serving as Campaign Director of Alaskans for Responsible Mining, as Executive Conservation Fellow of the National Parks Conservation Association in Washington, D.C., and as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense Environmental Security Office at the Pentagon. When not at work, Scott is likely to be found exploring the Chugach Mountains and the Bristol Bay drainages in southwest Alaska. He lives with his wife, Angela, and their dogs Raven and Hatcher, in south central Alaska’s Chester Creek Watershed.

 

Table of Contents

Topic List

Table of Contents

Topic 1 Ecological Footprints 1

Topic 2 The Economy and the Environment 9

Topic 3 Environmental Policy 15

Topic 4 Chemistry and the Environment 21

Topic 5 Evolution and Biodiversity 27

Topic 6 Community Ecology 33

Topic 7 Ecosystem Ecology 41

Topic 8 Human Population 47

Topic 9 Soils 53

Topic 10 Agriculture and the Food We Eat 59

Topic 11 The Importance of Protecting Biodiversity 65

Topic 12 Forest Management 71

Topic 13 Urban Land Use 77

Topic 14 Environmental Health and Toxicology 83

Topic 15 Freshwater Resources 89

Topic 16 Marine Resources 95

Topic 17 Air Pollution and the Atmosphere 101

Topic 18 Global Climate Change 107

Topic 19 Fossil Fuels 113

Topic 20 Conventional Energy Alternatives 119

Topic 21 New Renewable Energy Alternatives 127

Topic 22 Waste Management 135

Topic 23 Sustainable Solutions 141

Topic 24 Geology, Minerals, and Mining 149

Product Details

ISBN:
9780136045311
Author:
Withgott, Jay H
Publisher:
Benjamin Cummings
Author:
Brennan, Scott
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Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Withgott, Jay H.
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Brennan, Scott R.
Author:
Withgott, Jay
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental sciences
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
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Education-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
September 2008
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
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Y
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
10.8 x 8.5 x 0.8 in 998 gr

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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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