Environmental Science: Toward A Sustainable Future, 13th edition

  • Richard T. Wright, 
  • Dorothy F. Boorse

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Overview

For introductory courses in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and Environmental Biology.

Equipping Learners to Understand the Roles of Science, Sustainability, and Stewardship
The 13th Edition of Environmental Science: Toward a Sustainable Future retains its current content and memorable themes of Science, Sustainability and Stewardship while expanding on the student-friendly approach with built-in study tools that make Wright/Boorse a bestseller. Presenting the most current and relevant Environmental Science issues and research along with new Concept Check questions and Understand the Data questions, the text and Mastering Environmental Science work together to help students understand the science behind environmental issues.

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Mastering® Environmental Science is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment system designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature personalized wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience and help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. For the 13th Edition, Mastering Environmental Science has been significantly updated to include new video assignments that expose students to real environmental issues and new coaching activities that help students build science literacy skills.

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

ISBN-13: 9780134857145

Subject: Environmental Science

Category: Intro to Environmental Science

Overview

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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