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Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future: International Edition
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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: TOWARD A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE: INTERNATIONAL EDITION

PAPERBACK BY WRIGHT, RICHARD T.; BOORSE, DOROTHY F.

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ISBN
9780321701404
IMPRINT
PEARSON
 
 
EDITION
11TH EDITION
PUBLISHER
PEARSON EDUCATION (US)
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
696 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
04 JAN 2010

DESCRIPTION

By emphasizing the memorable themes of science, sustainability and stewardship, the Eleventh Edition of this popular textbook helps you understand the science behind environmental issues and what you can do to build a more sustainable future. This thorough revision features updated content, graphics, and photos, plus the addition of new co-author Dorothy Boorse.

CONTENTS

I. FRAMEWORK FOR A SUSTATAINABLE FUTURE1. Science and the Environment2. Economics, Politics, and Public Policy II. ECOLOGY: THE SCIENCE OF ORGANISMS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT 3. Basic Needs of Living Things4. Populations and Communities5. Ecosystems: Energy, Patterns, and Disturbance6. Wild Species and Biodiversity7. The Use and Restoration of Ecosystems III. THE HUMAN POPULATION AND ESSENTIAL RESOURCES8. The Human Population9. Population and Development10. Water: Hydrologic Cycle and Human Use11. Soil: Foundation for Land Ecosystems12. The Production and Distribution of Food13. Pests and Pest Control IV. HARNESSING ENERGY FOR HUMAN SOCIETY14. Energy from Fossil Fuels15. Nuclear Power16. Renewable Energy V. POLLUTION AND PREVENTION17. Environmental Hazards and Human Health18. Global Climate Change19. Atmospheric Pollution20. Water Pollution and Its Prevention21. Municipal Solid Waste: Disposal and Recovery22. Hazardous Chemicals: Pollution and Prevention VI. STEWARDSHIP FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE23. Sustainable Communities and Lifestyles Appendix A EnvironmentalOrganizations Appendix B Units of Measure Credits Glossary Index