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Environmental Science: A Global Concern
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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: A GLOBAL CONCERN

PAPERBACK BY CUNNINGHAM, WILLIAM P.; CUNNINGHAM, MARY ANN

£48.99

ISBN
9780070171671
IMPRINT
MCGRAW HILL HIGHER EDUCATION
 
 
EDITION
11TH REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
MCGRAW-HILL EDUCATION - EUROPE
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
640 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 OCT 2009

DESCRIPTION

Environmental Science: A Global Concern, Eleventh Edition , is a comprehensive presentation of environmental science for non-science majors which emphasises 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. We have updated data throughout the chapters in this book. Information and examples presented are the most recent available as of the mid-2009. You will find an abundance of specific numbers and current events - details that are difficult to keep up-to-date in a textbook. The goal of this book is to provide an up-to-date, introductory global view of essential themes in environmental science along with emphasis on details and case studies that will help students process and retain the general principles. Because most students who will use this book are freshman or sophomore non-science majors, the authors make the text readable and accessible without technical jargon or a presumption of prior science background.

CONTENTS

Part One Principles for Understanding Our Environment 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 Part Two People in the Environment 7 Human Populations 8 Environmental Health and Toxicology 9 Food and Hunger 10 Farming: Conventional and Sustainable Practices Part Three Understanding and Managing Living Systems 11 Biodiversity: Preserving Species 12 Biodiversity: Preserving Landscapes 13 Restoration Ecology Part Four Physical Resources and Environmental Systems 14 Geology and Earth Resources 15 Air, Weather, and Climate 16 Air Pollution 17 Water Use and Management 18 Water Pollution Part Five Issues and Policy 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?