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Environmental science : earth as a living planet. Student review guide and Internet companion

Author: Daniel B Botkin; Edward A Keller; Dorothy B Rosenthal; Joseph J Luczkovich; David B Knowles
Publisher: New York ; Chichester : Wiley, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. edView all editions and formats
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This introduction to environmental issues contains five integrating themes: the global scope of environmental issues; the importance of urban environments; sustainability; human population; and the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel B Botkin; Edward A Keller; Dorothy B Rosenthal; Joseph J Luczkovich; David B Knowles
ISBN: 047119963X 9780471199632 0471157821 9780471157823
OCLC Number: 924724171
Description: 287 s
Contents: Part 1 Environment as an idea: basic issues in environmental sciences; thinking critically about the environment. Part 2 Earth as a system: systems and change; the bio-geochemical cycles. Part 3 Life and the environment: the human population as an environmental problem; ecosystems and eco communities; biological diversity and biogeography; biological productivity and energy flow; restoration and recovery - how ecosystems respond to disturbance. Part 5 Sustaining living resources: world food supply; effects of agriculture on the environment; wild living resources- plentiful and endangered; landscapes and seascapes; environmental health and toxicology. Part 6 Energy: energy- some basics; fossil fuels and the environment; alternative energy and the environment; nuclear energy and the environment. Part 6 Water environment: water supply, use and management; water pollution and treatment. Part 7 Air pollution: the atmosphere, climate and global warming; air pollution; indoor air pollution; ozone depletion. Part 8 Environment and society: environmental economics; urban environments; waste management; minerals and the environment; environmental impact and planning; integrating values and knowledge.
Other Titles: Student review guide and Internet companion.
Responsibility: Joseph J. Luczkovich, David B. Knowles.

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