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Environment : the science behind the stories

Author: Scott R Brennan; Jay Withgott
Publisher: San Francisco : Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introductory textbook that uses case studies to engage students and show them the role of science in solving pressing environmental problems. It integrates case studies into the body of the text  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott R Brennan; Jay Withgott
ISBN: 0805344276 9780805344271 0805344675 9780805344677 080534425X 9780805344257 0805344284 9780805344288
OCLC Number: 53900682
Notes: Title on CD-ROM: Environmental science place.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 29 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.) + student access kit
Contents: pt. 1. Foundations of Environmental Science: An introduction to environmental science --
Environmental ethics and economics: values and choices --
Environmental policy: decision-making and problem-solving --
From chemistry and energy to life --
Ecology and evolution: populations, communities, and biodiversity --
Environmental systems: connections, cycles, and feedback loops. pt. 2. Environmental Problems and the Search for Solutions: Human population growth --
Agriculture and soil formation, degradation, and conservation --
Agriculture, biotechnology, and the future of food --
Toxicology and environmental health --
Atmospheric science and air pollution --
Atmospheric function and human impacts on the climate system --
The oceans: natural systems, human use, and marine conservation --
Freshwater resources --
Biodiversity and conservation biology --
Land use, forest management, and creating livable cities --
Nonrenewable energy sources and their environmental impacts --
Renewable energy sources --
Waste management --
Sustainable solutions.
Responsibility: Scott Brennan, Jay Withgott.

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