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Environment

Author: Peter H Raven; Linda R Berg
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Braille book : Braille : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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The new Fifth Edition of this leading environmental science text covers the enormous environmental challenges facing our world today. It helps readers think critically about the issues, and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter H Raven; Linda R Berg
OCLC Number: 312478325
Notes: Intention submitted 01/09 by MSSB.
Reproduction Notes: Braille. St. Paul, Minn. : Communication Center, State Services for the Blind.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Introducing environmental science and sustainability --
Environmental laws, economics, and ethics --
Ecosystems and energy --
Ecosystems and living organisms --
Ecosystems and the physical environment --
Major ecosystems of the world --
Human health and environmental toxicology --
Population change --
Theproblems of overpopulation --
The urban world --
Fossil fuels --
Nuclear energy --
Renewable energy and conservation --
Water: a limited resource --
Soil resources --
Minerals: a nonrenewable resource --
Preserving Earth's biological diversity --
Land resources --
Food resources: a challenge for agriculture --
Air pollution --
Regional and global atmospheric changes --
Water pollution --
The pesticide dilemma --
Solid and hazardous wastes --
Tomorrow's world --
Appendices: review of basic chemistry --
Graphing --
Units of measure: some useful conversions --
Abbreviations, formulas, and acronyms used in this text --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Peter H. Raven, Linda R. Berg.

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