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Environmental science : Earth as a living planet

Author: Daniel B Botkin; Edward A Keller
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th ed., International student edView all editions and formats
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For more than four decades, Botkin has been active in the application of ecological science to environmental management. Updated and revised to include the latest research in the field, the new edition of 'Environmental Science' continues to present a balanced analytical and interdisciplinary approach to the field.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel B Botkin; Edward A Keller
ISBN: 9780470414385 0470414383
OCLC Number: 416239051
Description: xxviii, 665 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. Key Themes in Environmental Sciences 2. Science as a Way of Knowing: Critical Thinking about the Environment 3. The Big Picture: Systems of Change 4. The Human Population and the Environment 5. The Biogeochemical Cycles 6. Ecosystems and Ecosystem Management 7. Biological Diversity 8. Biogeography 9. Biological Productivity and Energy Flow 10. Ecological Restoration 11. Producing Enough Food for the World: How Agriculture Depends on Environment 12. Effects of Agriculture on the Environment 13. Forests, Parks, and Landscapes 14. Wildlife, Fisheries, and Endangered Species 15. Environmental Health, Pollution, and Toxicology 16. Natural Disasters and Catastrophes 17. Energy: Some Basics 18. Fossil Fuels and the Environment 19. lternative Energy and the Environment 20. Nuclear Energy and the Environment 21. Water Supply, Use, and Management 22. Water Pollution and Treatment 23. The Atmosphere, Climate, and Global Warming 24. Air Pollution and Ozone Depletion 25. Indoor Air Pollution 26. Minerals and the Environment 27. Dollars and Environmental Sense: Economics of Environmental Issues 28. Urban Environments 29. Waste Management Appendix. Glossary. Notes. Photo Credits. Index.
Responsibility: Daniel B. Botkin, Edward A. Keller.

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