Environment: The Science behind the Stories, Global Edition, 5th edition

  • Jay H Withgott
  • Matthew Laposata

Overview

Environment: The Science behind the Stories continues to revolutionise the environmental science course with integrated central case studies and real-life stories that provide students with a concrete and engaging framework for understanding and applying the scientific process to environmental concerns. The newly revised 5th Edition offers a highly effective integration between text and media and an emphasis on scientific literacy and data analysis skills to encourage students to critically evaluate information about environmental issues.

Table of contents

I. FOUNDATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

1. Science and Sustainability: An Introduction to Environmental Science

2. Earth’s Physical Systems: Matter, Energy, and Geology

3. Evolution, Biodiversity, and Population Ecology

4. Species Interactions and Community Ecology

5. Environmental Systems and Ecosystem Ecology

6. Ethics, Economics, and Sustainable Development

7. Environmental Policy: Making Decisions and Solving Problems

 

II. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND THE SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS

8. Human Population

9. Soil and Agriculture

10. Agriculture, Biotechnology, and the Future of Food

11. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

12. Forests, Forest Management, and Protected Areas

13. The Urban Environment: Creating Sustainable Cities

14. Environmental Health and Toxicology

15. Freshwater Systems and Resources

16. Marine and Coastal Systems and Resources

17. Atmospheric Science, Air Quality, and Pollution Control

18. Global Climate Change

19. Fossil Fuels, Their Impacts, and Energy Conservation

20. Conventional Energy Alternatives

21. New Renewable Energy Alternatives

22. Managing Our Waste

23. Minerals and Mining

24. Sustainable Solutions

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Published by Pearson (January 21st 2015) - Copyright © 2015