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Environment

Author: Peter H Raven; Linda R Berg
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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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Genre/Form: Manuels d'enseignement supérieur
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter H Raven; Linda R Berg
ISBN: 0471704385 9780471704386
OCLC Number: 288958226
Description: 597, [2] p. de pl. en coul. : ill. en coul., cartes ; 28 cm
Contents: PART ONE: HUMAND IN THE ENVIRONMENT. 1. Introducing Environmental Science and Sustainability. 2. Environmental Laws, Economics, and Ethics. PART TWO: THE WORLD WE LIVE IN. 3. Ecosystems and Energy. 4. Ecosystems and Living Organisms. 5. Ecosystem and the Physical Environment. 6. Major Ecosystems of the World. 7. Human Health and Environmental Toxicology. PART THREE: A CROWDED WORLD. 8. Population Change. 9. The Problems of Overpopulation. 10. the Urban World. PART FOUR: THE SEARCH FOR ENERGY. 11. Fossil Fuels. 12. Nuclear Energy. 13. Renewable Energy and Conservation. PART FIVE: OUR PRECIOUS RESOURCES. 14. Water: A Limited Resource. 15. Soil Resources. 16. Minerals: A Nonrenewable Resource. 17. Preserving Earth's Biological Diversity. 18. Land Resources. 19. Food Resources: A Challenge for Agriculture. PART SIX: ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS. 20. Air Pollution. 21. Regional and Global Atmospheric Changes. 22. Water Pollution. 23. The Pesticide Dilemma. 24. Solid and Hazardous Wastes. PART SEVEN: TOMORROW'S WORLD. 25. Tomorrow's World. Appendix 1: Review of Basic Chemistry. Appendix 2: Units of Measure: Some Useful Conversions. Appendix 3: Units of Measure: Some Useful Conversions. Appendix 4: Abbreviations, Formulas, and Acronyms Used in This Text. Glossary. Photo Credits. Text, Table, and Line Art Credits. Index.
Responsibility: Peter H. Raven, Linda R. Berg.

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