Environmental Science: Toward A Sustainable Future, 13th edition

  • Richard T. Wright, 
  • Dorothy F. Boorse

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Overview

Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future presents relevant issues and current research to help you understand the roles of science, sustainability and stewardship.

Published by Pearson (December 13th 2017) - Copyright © 2017

ISBN-13: 9780134857145

Subject: Environmental Science

Category: Intro to Environmental Science

Table of contents

I. FRAMEWORK FOR A SUSTATAINABLE FUTURE
1. Science and the Environment
2. Economics, Politics, and Public Policy

II. ECOLOGY: THE SCIENCE OF ORGANISMS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT
3. Basic Needs of Living Things
4. Populations and Communities
5. Ecosystems: Energy, Patterns, and Disturbance
6. Wild Species and Biodiversity
7. The Use and Restoration of Ecosystems

III. THE HUMAN POPULATION AND ESSENTIAL RESOURCES
8. The Human Population
9. Population and Development
10. Water: Hydrologic Cycle and Human Use
11. Soil: Foundation for Land Ecosystems
12. The Production and Distribution of Food
13. Pests and Pest Control

IV. HARNESSING ENERGY FOR HUMAN SOCIETY
14. Energy from Fossil Fuels
15. Nuclear Power
16. Renewable Energy

V. POLLUTION AND PREVENTION
17. Environmental Hazards and Human Health
18. Global Climate Change
19. Atmospheric Pollution
20. Water Pollution and Its Prevention
21. Municipal Solid Waste: Disposal and Recovery
22. Hazardous Chemicals: Pollution and Prevention

VI. STEWARDSHIP FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
23. Sustainable Communities and Lifestyles

Appendix A: Environmental Organizations
Appendix B: Units of Measure
Appendix C: Units of MeasurE

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