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Environmental science : earth as a living planet

Author: Daniel B Botkin; Edward A Keller
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
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"Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, Eighth Edition provides emphasis on the scientific process throughout the book gives readers the structure to develop their critical thinking skills. Updated and revised to include the latest research in the field, the eighth edition continues to present a balanced analytical and interdisciplinary approach to the field. New streamlined text clears away the "jargon"  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel B Botkin; Edward A Keller
ISBN: 9780470520338 0470520337 9780470917817 0470917814
OCLC Number: 659233571
Description: xxiv, 567, [63] pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Key themes in environmental sciences --
Science as a way of knowing : critical thinking about the environment --
The big picture : systems of change --
The human population and the environment --
Ecosystems : concepts and fundamentals --
The biogeochemical cycles --
Dollars and environmental sense : economics of environmental issues --
Biological diversity and biological invasions --
Ecological restoration --
Environmental health, pollution, and toxicology --
Agriculture, aquaculture, and the environment --
Landscapes : forests, parks and wilderness --
Wildlife, fisheries, and endangered species --
Energy : some basics --
Fossil fuels and the environment --
Alternative energy and the environment --
Nuclear energy and the environment --
Water supply, use and management --
Water pollution and treatment --
The atmosphere, climate, and global warming --
Air pollution --
Urban environments --
Materials management --
Our environmental future.
Responsibility: Daniel B. Botkin, Edward A. Keller.

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Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, Eighth Edition provides emphasis on the scientific process throughout the book gives readers the structure to develop their critical thinking skills.  Read more...

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