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Environmental science

Author: Robert Kaufmann; Cutler J Cleveland
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill Higher Education ; [London] : [McGraw-Hill, distributor], 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Taking a different approach to the subject of environmental science, this title intertwines social science (economic systems and policy) with the natural sciences (energy). It shows students the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Kaufmann; Cutler J Cleveland
ISBN: 9780071101967 0071101969
OCLC Number: 76850800
Description: xix, 552 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Part I. Introduction to Environmental Science Chapter 1. Environment and Society: A Sustainable Partnership? Part II. Building a Framework to Study Environmental Problems Chapter 2. The Laws of Energy and Matter Chapter 3. Systems: Why Are Environmental Problems So Difficult to Solve? Part III. How the Natural Environment Works Chapter 4. The Physical Systems of Planet Earth: The Engine of Life Chapter 5. The Flow of Energy in Biological Systems: Why Does It Matter? Chapter 6. The Flow of the Matter in the Environment: Why Does It Matter? Chapter 7. Biomes: Where Do Plants and Animals Live? Chapter 8. Succession: How Do Ecosystems Respond to Disturbance? Part IV. How Human Systems Work Chapter 9. Carrying Capacity: How Large a Population? Chapter 10. An Ecological View of the Economy Chapter 11. The Driving Forces of Environmental Change Part V. Global Environmental Challenges Chapter 12. Biodiversity: Species and So Much More Chapter 13. Global Climate Change: A Warming Planet? Chapter 14. A Reduction in Atmospheric Ozone: Let the Sunshine In Part VI. Living Off the Land: Soils, Food Production, and Forests Chapter 15. Soil: A Potentially Sustainable Resource Chapter 16. Agriculture: The Ecology of Growing Food Chapter 17. Forests: So Much More Than Wood Part VII. Air and Water Resources Chapter 18. Water Resources Chapter 19. Air Pollution: Costs and Benefits of Clean Air? Part VIII. Energy and Materials Chapter 20. Fossil Fuels: The Life Blood of the Global Economy Chapter 21. Nuclear Power Chapter 22. Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Chapter 23. Materials, Society, and the Environment Chapter 24. A Sustainable Future: Will Business As Usual Get Us There?
Responsibility: Robert Kaufmann and Cutler Cleveland.


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